Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 279 pages
For centuries people have marveled over the beauty of plaited basketry; now readers can actually learn the skill and artistry of this craft in the comfort of their own homes. Scholar, artisan, and teacher Vladimir Yarish created all of the birch bark baskets for this book after scouring museums and archeological sites all around the world. This definitive guide focuses on the history and myriad traditional uses of birch bark, as well as general instructions for basket-making and plaiting. Get hands-on with 18 birch bark projects, both decorative and useful, including a rectangular tray, small basket with three-part braid, or an oval basket with curls. Finally, in the gallery section, take a look at plaited baskets by various artists using contemporary materials.
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Part I 66 chapter eight
chapter two 78 project
chapter six Saltcellar
project sixteen 271 A Basket Weavers Glossary
A-inch advanced Dimensions base Alexander Belov artisans awl points basswood bast bast shoes bead Birch Bark project birch-bark strips bird cherry bottom braid cambium canister Cass Schorsch century Contemporary Basketry Artists craft knife cube Cut one end diagonally plaited diamonds high edge embellishment finished basket Flo Hoppe Fold strip handle harvesting birch bark height holes inches long inches Materials inside intersection kostyk lapti layers left-pointing strip linden medieval Novgorod microclip mochalo Old Believers overlap pegs plain-weave plural Pull right angle right side rim strips root rounded point Rub vegetable oil Russia Saltcellar secure the corners sewn shoe Siberia skoloten skolotni small rag sochalka stakes stitched stopper strip C photo stupni Sytha techniques threading the strip three strips tool traditional Trim tues tuesi underside Unweave Velikiy Novgorod vertical Vladimir Yarish watercolor paper weave strip weaver Weaving Level Weaving with Birch wood wood pulp wooden woven