Wicker Basketry

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Enjoy the satisfaction of crafting beautiful and functional baskets featuring the elegant, classic lines and textures of traditional wicker basketry. Fully-illustrated instructions and twenty-four projects will enable beginners and experienced basketmakers to explore the wide-ranging possibilities of this age-old artistry. After choosing your tools and materials, learn to use a variety of weaving techniques, including over-and-under weave, Japanese weave, pairing, waling, and braid and diamond weaves. See how to ...
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Overview

Enjoy the satisfaction of crafting beautiful and functional baskets featuring the elegant, classic lines and textures of traditional wicker basketry. Fully-illustrated instructions and twenty-four projects will enable beginners and experienced basketmakers to explore the wide-ranging possibilities of this age-old artistry. After choosing your tools and materials, learn to use a variety of weaving techniques, including over-and-under weave, Japanese weave, pairing, waling, and braid and diamond weaves. See how to make round and oval bases, add borders and handles, and achieve spectacular color effects. Projects range from those especially for beginners, such as a small child's basket and a fruit basket, to the more complex, including a lidded sewing basket and a large, two-handled shopping basket. 176 pages (8 in color), 435 b/w illus., 8 1/2 x 11.

Beginning with the fundamentals, this handy guidebook takes the novice wicker weaver through each step in creating inspired pieces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764340802
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,477,289
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Flo Hoppe

Flo Hoppe has been a full-time studio artist, teacher, and author since 1971. She teaches and exhibits worldwide. Her other published books include Contemporary Wicker Basketry and Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2002

    Great book for the beginner!

    It's a great book with a lot of helpful information and detailed projects with pictures of great quality!

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