This collection of basketry techniques is the result of many months of research; never before have so many varieties of the craft from so many parts of the world been covered in a single volume. The traditional methods--coiling, twining, wickerwork, splintwork, and plaiting--are described in detail, and special attention is directed to the specific materials, beginnings, and finishes appropriate to each. Many of the techniques are so simple that it is possible to "read" a picture of a basket and then construct it. Both historical and contemporary articles made with basketry techniques are illustrated to serve as inspiration.
Over 400 photographed examples and explicit line drawings enable even the beginner to master the steps easily. The author also discusses the decorative rather than the purely functional character of contemporary work, encouraging today’s basketmakers to evolve innovated forms and methods from the old techniques and to incorporate them into their designs for today’s life style. Truly unique in its thorough treatment of both techniques and new possibilities, this book is certain to inspire a new level of achievement in basketry.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70325270
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001343353
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001556197
Book Description T, 1975. Hardback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. B. T. Batsford. 1975. First. Hard cover. Book: Very Good, library stamps and plates. DJ: Good, discoloured. 8.5x10. 131pp. Profuse colour and b/w plates and illus. Ex-libris. Bookseller Inventory # 1902934
Book Description B.T. Batsford, 1975. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 131 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 100603