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Natural Baskets: Create Over 20 Unique Baskets with Materials Gathered in Gardens, Fields, and Woods Paperback – October 1, 1992


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In the ancient tradition of using indigenous materials to create baskets of beauty and practicality, seven contemporary basketmakers share their designs and techniques for making over twenty unique baskets from materials collected along roadsides and fields, in woods and your own garden. Natural Baskets features baskets and garden ornaments of barks such as birch and red pine; grasses and leaves such as cattails, cornhusks, yucca, iris, and pine needles; vines such as red-twig dogwood, willow, and honeysuckle; and horsehair. Basketry techniques include plaiting, twining, and coiling, as well as free-form styles and miniatures. The authors are well-respected, skilled basketmakers and talented teachers. Each describes the evolution of her own style, as well as how to find and prepare the wild and garden materials she uses. The step-by-step instructions are heavily illustrated; many projects are suitable for novice basketmakers.

The authors and basketmakers are:
Nanct Basket (South Carolina)
Maryanne Gillooly, editor (Massachusetts)
Gerrie Kennedy (Massachusetts)
Diana Macomber (Virginia)
Doris Messick (Maryland)
Cass Schorsch (Michigan)
Sandy Whalen (Michigan)

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Communications; 1st edition (October 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882667939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882667935
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Carol C. on October 9, 2000
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I have been creating rustic woodsy baskets as well as teaching classes for Fifteen years.Im always looking for new good quality books to learn from as well as share with my students. Natural baskets shows supplies easily collectable from your own backyard or near by woods, no matter where you live. The illustrations are clear ,precise and easy to read. I enjoy mine very much.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Carol C. on October 9, 2000
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I have been creating rustic woodsy baskets as well as teaching classes for fifteen years.Im always looking for new good quality books to learn from as well as share with my students. Natural baskets shows supplies easily collectable from your own backyard or near by woods, no matter where you live. This book has many clear and precise illustrations covering open work, twining coiling as well as rib style creations. Lots of good information for basket weavers of all skill levels. I enjoy mine very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SisterlyLv on April 10, 2013
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It is hard to find books on basket coiling and this gives me some ideas on things I can do and had good tips on things one can do.
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Great book with wonderfully written instructions and diagrams for many techniques! Recommended by my pine needle basket teacher. I was not disappointed!
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