Pine Needle Basketmaking

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9780971064713: Pine Needle Basketmaking
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With the Pine Needle Basketmaking CD-ROM from Xbasket, you’ll learn to make pine needle baskets the easy way – on your computer. Simple step-by-step photos and text clearly demonstrate techniques. The interactive CD-ROM lets you select what you want to see and learn at your own pace. It includes:

Finding and preparing materials

Beginning and shaping baskets

Stitching including chain, diamond, fern, Indian wrap, and wheat stitches

Designing using beads, extensions, shapes, and sheath ends

Creating teneriffe for bases, lids, design additions, even jewelry

Finishing baskets and adding lids. In the Gallery section, you'll see examples from fiber artist and teacher Marilyn Moore's work including jewelry created with teneriffe. Invaluable for the novice basketmaker, the CD is a great refresher for the experienced basketmaker. For IBM PC-compatible computers only.

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Katherine G. Thomas is a writer with more than three decades experience creating informational and instructional programs for live presentations, videos, and electronic media. She began her writing career at Good Housekeeping magazine, then went on to work at McCall’s You-Do-It Home Decorating and, later, Industrial Photography magazine. After a short stint writing for the US Department of Agriculture, she turned to public relations with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph) and ultimately began a successful business as a freelance writer specializing in instructional media. Her clients have included Amgen, Alza Pharmaceuticals, Discover Financial Services, EDS, Genentech, Inc., Hitachi Data Systems, Loblaw Companies Limited, Roche Pharmaceuticals, SMS, Inc., Toshiba America, Ford Motor Corp., SkyWest Airlines, Scitex Corp., and Strathmore Paper

Recently, a love of art and the documentary form led Ms. to extend her writing talents to the production of DVDs devoted to artists. She is currently a freelance writer/producer based in Washington, DC.

Basket artist and teacher Marilyn Moore has shown her work nationally and regionally, and has taught at national conventions and conferences. She has written several articles for publication in such periodicals as The News Basket, Basket Bits and Piecework. Her work can be seen in Fiberarts Design Books, three, four, and five, as well as Baskets A Book for Makers and Collectors, by Billie Ruth Sudduth and Baskets Tradition and Beyond, by Leir, Peters and Wallace, Textile Techniques in Metal, for Jewelers Textile Artists and Sculptors by Arline Fisch. Her work can be found in public and private collections around the country and she has won awards for her work at every level. She holds a BFA with an emphasis in fiber from the University of Washington. Living in Seattle Washington, she continues to explore the vessel form physically and metaphorically.


There are many pine needle basketmaking books available, but I strongly recommend this CD be added to your fiber library. -- Cass Schorsch, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Summer 2002 (Handweavers Guild of America)

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