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Basketryby B J Crawford
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Beautifully photographed and created for the beginner, this fabulous introductory basketry course, with 18 enticing projects, will have you finishing a decorative basket the very first weekend. The author offers the fruits of her 30 years' experience: time-tested tips for adding bases, shaping baskets, substituting materials, adding embellishments and many more tricks. A wealth of knowledge on reeds covers everything from preparation to dyeing and finishing, and there's instruction on all the different basket-weaving structures. The projects teach a variety of techniques, each one building upon the last. Start with a small Basic Basket that uses 11 key procedures, and then move on to a charming Market Basket, which includes an attractive handle. Then try a Storage Basket, Hanging Letter Basket, Nantucket-inspired Spiral Twill Basket, or a Bathroom Catch-All. Plus: a beautiful gallery from an international selection of basket artists.
This fabulous, gorgeously photographed introductory course will have even novices finishing a decorative basket the very first weekend. Basketry master BJ Crawford offers the fruits of her many years' experience, explaining how to add bases, shape baskets, substitute materials, embellish, and more. A wealth of knowledge on reeds covers everything from preparation to dyeing and finishing. From a simple handled market basket to a charming letter basket with twine embellishments, these projects are as beautiful as they are practical.
The Weekend Crafter series allows you to tackle a new craft in a weekend, with projects completed on a short timescale.
About the Author
BJ Crawford opened Earth Guild (www.earthguild.com/), a popular craft material supply store and mail order company in her residence of Asheville, North Carolina, more than 30 years ago. With more than 40 years of basketry experience, she currently works as an active instructor, teaching classes on basket making, weaving, and other traditional and contemporary handcrafts.
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