Handmade Basket Book
This fully illustrated guide to making baskets features detailed step-by-step instructions for 15 projects utilizing a range of stake and strand, frame, and store materials. Readers will learn to use the treasures that nature offers, such as willows, rushes, grasses, and leaves to make these useful and beautiful home décor items. An introductory section provides essential background information on tools, materials, and techniques.
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