The Pine-needle Basket Book

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Pine-Needle Publishing Company, 1911 - Basket making - 44 pages
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The Pine-Needle Basket Book is an outstanding book on basket weaving. It is extremely well written. Mary Jane McAfee’s daughter, Dr. Loy McAfee, who was a doctor, lawyer and noted historian wrote an excellent introduction and I’m sure she helped her Mother put together this wonderful book. If you are at all interested in basket weaving, do take a look at it.  

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Page 22 - IF Mother Nature patches The leaves of trees and vines, I'm sure she does her darning With the needles of the pines.
Page 12 - All outward wisdom yields to that within, Whereof nor creed nor canon holds the key ; We only feel that we have ever been, And evermore shall be. And thus I know, by memories unfurled In rarer moods, and many a nameless sign, That once in Time, and somewhere in the world, I was a towering Pine...
Page 13 - ... it occurred to me that if my mother, who was seventy years old last December, and who is still an active member of the work-a-day world, would publish something of her work as a seventy-year mile-post, it might serve to encourage others along the journey of life.
Page 32 - Preparing for the Button. carefully coiled upon itself, as in Fig. 56, bringing the short end underneath, and letting the free end of the coil pass toward the left. In putting the needle in for the first stitch the raffia passes over the top Fig. 56. Making the Button. of the coil and the needle is inserted diagonally through the coil under the first winding thread.
Page 32 - ... fields, is one of the best for this purpose. In the first row of the outside the stitches are taken through the back of those in the last row of the bottom, but afterward the sewing proceeds exactly as before. Care must be taken to insert the needle well into the coil lest the stitches be broken, and each stitch must be tightly drawn and held in position with the finger, while the next stitch is taken, that the work may be firm. It is impossible, even from the most slender grasses, to make baskets...
Page 16 - ... exhibiting them at the Georgia fairs, and at the Appalachian Exposition at Knoxville, Tenn., besides disposing of many through arts and crafts associations. For the past seven or eight years she has been teaching pine-needle basketry at the Summer School of the South at the University of Tennessee. THE LONGLEAF PINE. The "Georgia pine," the "Southern pine,

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