More Baskets and How to Make Them

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Read Books, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 188 pages
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More Baskets AND How to Make Them MARY WHITE a Author of How to Make Baskets Illustrated from photographs, and drawings by the author GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE COMPANY 1916 MORE BASKETS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM z - -2 1 r i c 5 Z c 2 L - L v 2 y T .C I n C C 2 2s - L M CLC g .E 2 Copyright. 1903, by Doubleday, Page Cornpant Publirhtd, April, 1903 PREFACE THE interest in basketry which began in this country some three years ago is on the increase rather than on the wane. This may seem surpris- ing to the uninitiated, but those who have made baskets will understand it. Basketry has proved itself. In schools and social settlements one notes the contrast between the beginners mats and baskets, loosely woven and crude in form, and the graceful forms a, nd solid weaving of experienced young craftsmen. 4 well-made basket shows more than dexterity and skill it stands for patience and stick-to-it -iveness, and has the value of all good work. Best of all, children love the craft and would rather weave baskets or wander afield in search of natural material for weaving or dyes than do anything else you can suggest. To grown people basketry is a boon. It is unusual to find a craft so simple as to require no tools or para- phernalia, so fascinating that it never palls. Those who have tested t, lle value and charm of basketry, the many friends who have learned with me how to make baskets, will, I trust, be as glad to receive as I am to send them a few more baskets. CONTENTS CHAPTER I. Centres and Weaves . 11. Flower Baskets . . 111. Baskets for Practical Use . IV. Hanging Baskets . . V. Square Baskets . . . VI. How to Rush-Seat Chairs . VII, Raffia and Palm-Leaf Hats . VIII. Raffia Basketry . .IX. Palm-Leaf Basketry . 131 X. Some Natural Dyes and Unusual Materials . . o 145 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Half -tones Hanging Baskets, for cut flowers and plants, Frontispier FACING PACE Flower Baskets fern-dish, rose-tray, basket for violets, etc. a m m 20 Baskets for Practical Use work-baskets, scrap- baskets, etc. m e e - 38 Hanging Baskets m m m V 55 A Rush Seat m a 74 Square Baskets tray for photographs and letters, etc. a e 74 Raflia and Palm-Leaf Hats m 92 Raffia Basketry hat-brush and holder, rattle, covered basket for collar-buttons, etc. a a . 126 Palm-Leaf Basketry envelope-shaped basket, hang- ing basket, traveling case for a giass, and basket for collars and cuff S a a a . 126 Urlusual Materials white Japanese fibre, silvrr top, etc. . Q 150 FIGURE I 8 LIST OF FIGURES m m xiii FIGURE 21 m LIST OF FIGURES Coniinued riv PAGE 93 m rog

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