Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving: Techniques and Projects for DIY Woven Reed Baskets

Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving: Techniques and Projects for DIY Woven Reed Baskets

by Lora S. Irish


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Go beyond just following the steps and learn the methods to traditional basket weaving, from measuring and adding spokes and forming God’s Eye knots to weaving twill and twining patterns. With step-by-step instructions and photography for 3 rib basket projects, followed by 12 additional designs to accomplish independently, you’ll acquire all the proper techniques you need to become a successful basket-weaver. Author Lora Irish is a talented and successful artist of many trades and has been making baskets for 15 years. She has also written several woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497100145
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 792,354
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 500,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.

Table of Contents

What Is a Rib Basket? 8

Chapter 1 Getting Started

A Note on the Imprecision of Basket Making 11

Essential Basket-Making Terms 13

Tools 15

Weaving Materials 19

Dyes and Colors 29

Finishes, Repairs, and Care 33

Chapter 2 Techniques

Common Rib Basket Shapes and Basket Names 37

Making Ears, Eyes, and Knots 45

Making a Wrapped Handle 83

Spokes 86

Weaving Patterns 94

Short Rows 101

Chapter 3 Step-by-Step Baskets

Half God's Eye Hip Basket 108

God's Eye Melon Basket with Decorative Spoke 130

Wheel-Ear High Shoulder Melon Basket 150

Chapter 4 Additional Baskets

Apple 160

Cantaloupe 162

Gooseberry 165

Grape 168

Honeydew 171

Oregano 175

Raspberry 179

Rosemary 182

Spearmint 185

Spring Onion 188

Thyme 191

Winter Melon 195

About the Author 198

Index 199

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