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Creative Basket Weaving

Step-by-Step Instructions for Gathering and Drying, Braiding, Weaving, and Projects

Sylvie Begot



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Stackpole Books
01 February 2021
So many interesting basketry designs made from plant leaves and bark that you can find in nature or purchase from suppliers. Projects are divided by the type of plant used: iris leaves, cattail leaves, willow stems, and bark. The author teaches you how to harvest these materials and the basic materials and weaving techniques in the front section. Then there are around 25 projects, ranging from traditional baskets to wall-hangings to a shoulder bag, pencil cup, Christmas decorations, and much more. The projects are modern in style and would look great in any home, while being functional.
By:   Sylvie Begot
Imprint:   Stackpole Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 202mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9780811739177
ISBN 10:   0811739171
Pages:   136
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sylvie Begot is a basketry instructor and the author of Basketweaving for Beginners.

Reviews for Creative Basket Weaving: Step-by-Step Instructions for Gathering and Drying, Braiding, Weaving, and Projects

Nature is a constant source of inspiration, writes Begot (Basketweaving for Beginners) in this innovative guide to making woven projects from wild plants. Begot lays out what tools are needed for basic weaving (such as a folding tool and a pruning knife), along with project-specific add-ons (including a staple machine and a hot glue gun), and succinctly covers common weaving techniques. The 23 projects are organized by material: cattail leaves create a shoulder bag, tree bark becomes Windmill Earrings, willow stems are used for a bird feeder, and iris leaves form a Double Heart decoration. Clear photographs accompany Begot's detailed instructions for harvesting and trimming materials ( cattails must be cut at the base with pruning shears, for instance). A glossary breaks down basic terms and proper positioning (she suggests sitting at a table or on your knees, and using a cloth to protect you from getting wet and dirty ). Resourceful crafters will want to give these eco-friendly projects a look.--Publishers Weekly

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