Learn the various materials, tools, and 10 techniques that can be used in basketmaking. This introductory guide to basketry provides 474 images and step-by-step instructions for creating five projects ?a plaited palm pannier, a willow snail cage, a willow and cane basket, a coil bread tray, or a Desca ?using wooden rods or more flexible materials. Clear, easy-to-follow text provides a description of each material and tips for preparing the wood, stitching the coil, weaving the rim and handles, and making different shaped bases for your basket. A gallery of completed projects offers additional ideas from contemporary artists. Whether you're inspired to create something original or just want to understand how baskets are made, this book offers both novice and seasoned basketmakers a wonderful resource of information.

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