This book, for beginners and experienced basketmakers alike, provides a complete guide to making wicker, splint, coiled, and twined baskets. The reader will learn how to use commercial materials, gather and prepare natural materials, and how to make dyes from natural materials. Each part of the book also includes two complte step-by-step basket-making demonstrations that provide a full spectrum of basket shapes, sizes, lids, handles and and decorative techiniques.
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Simple Wicker Basket
Splint Basket with Round Lid
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