This fabulous, gorgeously photographed introductory course will have even novices finishing a decorative basket the very first weekend. Basketry master BJ Crawford offers the fruits of her many years' experience, explaining how to add bases, shape baskets, substitute materials, embellish, and more. A wealth of knowledge on reeds covers everything from preparation to dyeing and finishing. From a simple handled market basket to a charming letter basket with twine embellishments, these projects are as beautiful as they are practical.
This classic text in basket-making, now in paperback, shows how to transform fragrant pine needles into stunning coiled baskets and other decorative items. It’s surprisingly easy, with all 40 projects based on wrapping needles around a center. From this simple technique, however, crafters can create limitless variety through the way they shape the coils, dye the needles, vary stitches, embellish with beads and seeds, and incorporate leather and wood. Special sections address gathering and storing materials, making lids and handles, and more.
30 dramatic basket projects to choose from, each with full-color photos of how it's supposed to look, along with sequenced drawings and simple explanations that show exactly what to do. A gallery of baskets by 11 of the world's most celebrated contemporary artists will inspire you to create designs of your own. 192 pages (88 in color), 300 b/w illus., 8 1/2 x 10.
This work covers all of the basic techniques: preparation of the reed, splicing, introduction of color, shaping, finishing, and more. Also includes descriptions of a great variety of weaves — Lazy Squaw, Mariposa, Taos, Shilo, and others — each accompanied by specific instructions. 114 illustrations.
Two of the most celebrated basket-making books - "The Basket Book" 0-8069-6830-3 (277,000 copies sold) and "Handmade Baskets" (69,000) - are now together in one magnificent resource. Better still, it features 10 extra projects and beautiful brand-new colour photography. In this thoroughly illuminating book, Lyn Siler explores tools and materials; introduces all the fundamental techniques - weaving, plaiting, coiling, twining & wailing and provides advice on adding rims, bases and handles. With her help, it's simple to create functional everyday baskets, such as the Twill Weave Market or Double Lidded Picnic baskets, as well as decorative items.
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