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The technique of coiling and stitching together pine needles is astoundingly easy -- so easy that in just a few hours, even a beginner can make an attractive ...
The technique of coiling and stitching together pine needles is astoundingly easy -- so easy that in just a few hours, even a beginner can make an attractive basket. In fact, with the help of the author's step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations, you'll make your first basket before you've finished reading this book.
It might be tempting to think that because all coiled pine needle projects are based on the same simple technique, they all look alike. Nothing could be further from the truth. Almost limitless variations are possible -- and you'll learn most of them within a few days: shaping the coils; dyeing the needles; varying the stitches you use; adding embellishments; incorporating centers made of leather and wood; and weaving intricate teneriffe rings.
After you've practiced the variations by making a few of the more than 40 projects included in this book, you'll have only one more technique to learn: how to let your imagination take over! Allow it to picture the project you'd like to create, let it decide which variations to include, and you'll be well on your way to mastery of pine needle basketry.
|Chapter 1||Materials and Tools||8|
|Chapter 2||Making Your First Basket||14|
|Chapter 3||Pine Needle Transformations||24|
|Chapter 4||Centers, Stitches, and Embellishments||36|
|Chapter 5||The Projects||49|
|Chapter 6||A Gallery||83|
|Pine Species and Needles||109|
|Metric Conversion Charts||110|
Posted June 2, 2012
I bought this book to learn a few techniques, in order to expand my basket making ideas. It was great.
With simple easy to follow steps for all stages of coiled basketry, from simple to more extravagant.
Photos in the back of the book give even more ideas.
Posted March 27, 2010
Posted January 10, 2010
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