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practical basketry techniques
on 31 July 2012
Last February an amazing book was published. Having pre-ordered it, I could hardly wait for it to arrive and to be able to hold it, turn the pages and look at the beautiful pictures. My expectations were high and I was not disappointed .
Stella and Shane show the reader how to work with a variety of materials. Besides working with the traditional willow, rush and grasses, they also show you how to use less obvious materials, such as paper, plastic, textile fibers, etcetera, turning every-day basketry into contemporary art.
The techniques used are cordage, coiling, plaiting, twining, stake and strand, interlacing and combinations of these techniques, which results in some amazing pieces, and they are not afraid of using some colour.
This book provides lots of information on collecting the weaving materials and on how these materials are to be treated and used.
The simple entry-level projects described in this book, are accompanied by clear step-by-step pictures
Practical basketry techniques is not just another basketry book. The authors managed to make a innovative, inspiring document, which includes clear instructions for using general techniques. This book is not only useful for beginning basket makers, but also of great use and inspirational for the more experienced basket weavers. It gets your creative juices flowing and makes you want to get started straightaway. A great asset to the library for everyone who loves to make baskets.
Luciënne Krämer - member of the board of the Dutch National Basketry Organisation.