Basic Basket Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Linda Franz
Stackpole Books, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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  • Step-by-step instructions complete with detailed color photographs
  • Includes a chapter on dyeing reed at home
  • 4 basic basket projects for the beginning weaver

The art of basket making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced weaver. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to weave reed, incorporate premade handles, finish basket rims, and a host of other basket-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on dyeing reed, a simple and cost-effective way to obtain desired colors and results. Complete instructions for making a Flared Bun Basket, Small Market Basket, Napkin Basket, and Easter Basket teach necessary skills.


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Linda Franz is a writer and reporter in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Debra Hammond has been weaving baskets since 1990. She has run basketry workshops for the North Carolina Basketmakers Association and teaches basket making out of her studio in East Earl, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.

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