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Revised, updated, expanded edition.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Previous editions published as: Basketry : 18 easy & beautiful baskets to make. New York : Lark Books, ©2003. and, Basketry : 17 great weekend projects. New York : Lark Books, ©2011.
Basic tools, materials & techniques of basketry -- Getting started -- Shaping & embellishments -- Color -- Hanging baskets -- Round bases -- New weaves.
This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project. Follow along from one to the next, or jump ahead to the more advanced baskets to expand your intermediate skills. The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl, and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, colour, and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today's top basketmakers serve as inspiration. This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make handbuilt baskets.