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Basketry: Basic Techniques Explained Step by Step
Caterina Hernandez and Eva PascualSize: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 474 | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764344718 | Binding: hard cover
Many years ago while living in coastal Maine, I recall driving by and seeing several of the locals selling homemade baskets at craft fairs and right outside their homes in their garages. I applaud them for their creativity and passion for the art of basketry. I have always wanted to learn how ever since. I regret that I did not purchase a few baskets too.
You can learn how to make our own baskets with step by step instructions with "Basketry: Basic Techniques Explained Step by Step" from authors Caterina Hernandez and Eva Pascual. They begin teaching us about the materials and tools we will need to complete five projects: a plaited palm pannier, a willow snail cage, a willow and cane basket, a coiled bread basket and a chestnut strip "desca". You may choose from over ten materials to create your project using grass, leaves, shrubs and trees. There is a list of tools for cutting, sewing, shaping, measuring, splitting and more. There are easy-to-follow techniques with suggestions for adaptation and simplification in dealing with particular woods for the base, handles, coiling and more. Included are over four hundred and seventy-four beautiful photo images along with text descriptions for each material and tips. In conclusion, you will find a helpful glossary followed by a beautiful gallery of projects by contemporary artists. I found "Basketry: Basic Techniques Explained Step by Step" to be a wonderful resource that is both inspirational and educational.
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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of "Basketry: Basic Techniques Explained Step by Step" by Hernandez and Pascual through Schiffer Publishing, LTD/Elizabeth Knauss.