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A Basketmaker's Odyssey: Over, Under, Around & Through: 24 Great Basket Patterns from Easy Beginner to More Challenging Advanced Spiral-bound – April 1, 2007

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"A superb book, beautifully organized, well-photographed and user friendly . . . The illustrations make it easy for even a novice to try."  —Sherrill Kahn, author, Creative Stamping

About the Author

Lyn Syler is the coauthor and illustrator of several basket instruction books, including The Basket Book, Handmade Baskets, and How to Make Baskets. She is a cofounder of the North Carolina Basketmaker's Association and a nationally recognized instructor of basketry. She lives in Morehead City, North Carolina. Carolyn Kemp is the coauthor and illustrator of several basket instruction books, including The Basket Book, Handmade Baskets, and How to Make Baskets. She lives in Matthews, North Carolina.

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Word Weavers Ink (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977194116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977194117
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,648,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Spiral-bound
Lyn Syler is a basket making expert who taught this craft to students over the years. That's how she met Carolyn Kemp who was one of her first students in 1981. The two of them have teamed up to produce a series of 'how-to' booklets on basket making, as well as two major works on the subject: "The Basket Book" and "Handmade Baskets". Now they have collaborated with the publishing of their newest title showcasing twenty-four terrific basket making patterns, "A Basketmaker's Odyssey: over, Under, Around & Through" where Lyn's superbly informative and 'reader friendly' text is wonderfully enhanced with Carolyn Kemp's photographic and drawn illustrations. These beautiful basket patterns with the 'user friendly' step-by-step instructions range from 'Easy Beginner' projects to baskets that will challenging the more advanced and experienced basket maker. From an Abenaki Style Knitting Basket, to Emily's Lit'l Pot Belly Purse, to a Natural Vine Wall Basket, to Woven Watercolors, "A Basket Maker's Odyssey" is the perfect addition to the dedicated basketmaker's reference shelf, and any community library's Homemade Crafts collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Nelson on December 23, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
I loved the book with its many new patterns and techniques. Readers should be aware that there are some errors which were corrected by an insert in my book or you can go to the author's website.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 15, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
Another inspiring collection from Lyn Siler...great patterns, great instructions and a great photo gallery of some of her basket collection. Easy for beginners, appreciated by more advanced weavers.
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By molly on February 23, 2014
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Love, love, love this book. Ordered it for the "Amish Tray" pattern especially. It's great that the book has colored pages.
Makes the baskets show up and thus, makes for easier weaving. Besides, Lyn Syler is very well known in North Carolina
basketweaving circles. Book was expensive but worth it.
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