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Family Project eBook - Basket Making for Fun and Profit - Learn the The A-Z of the Ancient Craft that brings The Ultimate Enjoyment for All Ages!
     

Family Project eBook - Basket Making for Fun and Profit - Learn the The A-Z of the Ancient Craft that brings The Ultimate Enjoyment for All Ages!

by Self Improvement
 
Today Indian tribes in South America weave baskets from their native palms, South Africans use reeds and roots, while the Chinese and Japanese are wonderful workmen in this as in other arts and industries; but basketry has come down to us more directly through the American Indian.

Generations of these weavers have produced masterpieces, many of which are

Overview

Today Indian tribes in South America weave baskets from their native palms, South Africans use reeds and roots, while the Chinese and Japanese are wonderful workmen in this as in other arts and industries; but basketry has come down to us more directly through the American Indian.

Generations of these weavers have produced masterpieces, many of which are preserved in our museums, and the young basket maker need not go on long pilgrimages to study the old masters of his craft.

Here at last, the value of manual training is being realized, and basketry is taking an important place; following the kindergarten and enabling the child to apply the principles he has learned there.

He still works from the center out, and weaves as he wove his paper mats, but permanent materials have replaced the perishable ones, and what he makes has an actual value.

Basketry also fills the need for a practical home industry for children; so not only in school, club and settlement, but on home piazzas in summer young weavers are taking their first lessons.

Though they are unlearned in woodcraft, and have not the magic of the Indian squaw in their fingertips, they can, and do, feel the fascination of basketry in the use of rattan, rush and raffia.

It is hoped that this book may be a help in teaching them "Basket-Making for Fun a Profit."

CONTENTS

Preface ................................................... v
CHAPTER I
Materials, Tools, Preparation, Weaving…… 3
CHAPTER II
Raffia and Some op Its Uses ……………… . .11
CHAPTER III
Mats and Their Borders……………………… .21
CHAPTER IV
The Simplest Baskets ……………….. .... 27
CHAPTER V
Covers . 33
CHAPTER VI
Handles 51
CHAPTER VII
Work Baskets 65

CHAPTER VIII
Candy Baskets 83
CHAPTER IX
Scrap Baskets 101
CHAPTER X
Birds' Nests 113
CHAPTER XI
Oval Baskets ……………………….... ...... 127
CHAPTER XII
The Finishing Touch 149
CHAPTER XIII
How to Cane Chairs………... . . .159
CHAPTER XIV
Some Indian Stitches 169
CHAPTER XV
What the Basket Means to the Indian……… . 181

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016242446
Publisher:
colin lian
Publication date:
03/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
74
File size:
2 MB

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