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Practical Basketry Techniques

By Stella Harding, Shane Waltener

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 16 February 2012
Basketry is experiencing a resurgence of popularity, and enjoying an exciting comeback at the hands of a new and dynamic generation of makers who are not afraid to experiment with mixing materials and techniques. This book will give you all the information you need to learn the basic methods, and then the confidence and inspiration to expand your making as far as your imagination can take you.

Table of Contents

Introduction Sourcing materials Coiling and cobbling Twining Frame Basketry Stake and Strand Plaiting Assemblage Interlacing Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Suppliers Index

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A practical guide to learning the basics, getting started, and designing and creating your very own original baskets. While based on traditional techniques, this book opens the door to an exciting hybrid approach, mixing both materials and methods to achieve fabulous pieces.

EAN: 9781408130735
ISBN: 1408130734
Publisher: A&C Black
Dimensions: 27.18 x 21.59 x 1.27 centimeters (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Stella Harding has been making baskets since 2001. Growing, gathering and making in an urban context, without a garden of one's own, is a passion she is keen to share with others. Stella has exhibited her basketry widely across Europe, and most recently at the Barbican Library and Metre Square Gallery in London. Shane Waltener regularly exhibits internationally. Recent projects include Love Lace, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Design Festival, 2011; Sweet Celebrations, The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon 2011, and Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and touring, 2009/11.

Reviews

There are some quite intricate pieces in the piece, but there's also lots of information and instruction for the would-be basket maker. Craftsman Craft & Design Amazing ... Practical Basketry Techniques is not just another basketry book. The writers managed to make an 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 inspiration 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. Lucienne Kramer, boardmember of the Netherlands National Basketry Organisation and Founder of Wonderful Willow Good-looking, good-natured ... I feel and hope this book goes some way to introduce new makers to the basic techniques and, once they are understood and mastered they, and experienced makers, might be encouraged to think about the more contemporary idea of using basketry for artist expression ... This book wants us to learn, try this at home and most of all, go and play. Basketmakers' Association Newsletter

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