Basketry: 18 Easy & Beautiful Baskets to Make
Beautifully photographed and created for the beginner, this fabulous introductory basketry course, with 18 enticing projects, will have you finishing a decorative basket the very first weekend. The author offers the fruits of her 30 years' experience: time-tested tips for adding bases, shaping baskets, substituting materials, adding embellishments and many more tricks. A wealth of knowledge on reeds covers everything from preparation to dyeing and finishing, and there's instruction on all the different basket-weaving structures. The projects teach a variety of techniques, each one building upon the last. Start with a small Basic Basket that uses 11 key procedures, and then move on to a charming Market Basket, which includes an attractive handle. Then try a Storage Basket, Hanging Letter Basket, Nantucket-inspired Spiral Twill Basket, or a Bathroom Catch-All. Plus: a beautiful gallery from an international selection of basket artists.
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19 twining 19 upsetting 20 start-and-stop plain 21 adding 22 lashing adding a rim Adjust the bottom Basic Basket BASIC SKILLS NEEDED basket base basket dye basket photo basketry beginning stake binder cane Blair Logue chase-weave clip coil color cross-stitching crow's feet DIMENSIONS LENGTH FUNCTION dyed reed filler strips FINISHED flat reed 21 flat-oval reed Fold and tuck handle stake hemp twine hidden weaver hiding the ends IMark the centers INSTRUCTIONS IMark Mark the corners Market Basket MATERIAL & DIMENSIONS Nantucket natural stakes number of stakes overlaps pattern Photo by artist plastic pull QUANTITY MATERIAL rattan reed 38 reed weaver right side rim filler rim pieces round reed seagrass second weaver Shadow Weave shape SKILLS NEEDED laying slip the end Soak stake photo start-and-stop plain weave start-and-stop weave Taper TECHNIQUES YOU'LL LEARN tightly top edge triple-weave twill twist Upsett weave structure weaver photo width woven wrong side