Weave a basket in two days? No problem. Retailer and artisan Crawford shares 30 years' worth of experience, and all 18 projects have been designed to be completed in a weekend (the series is the Weekend Crafter). The introduction to basics seems underdeveloped for beginners, but that disadvantage is overcome in the projects themselves. There are no shortcuts on information here; page after page is devoted to photographic instructions for both general techniques and steps in completing each particular basket. Baskets are grouped according to technique, whether employing colored reeds or round-base patterns. Choose from elementary designs--a basic or muffin basket--or those more complicated, such as a cachepot or a Shaker-inspired cat's-head bowl. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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About the Author
BJ Crawford opened Earth Guild (www.earthguild.com/), a popular craft material supply store and mail order company in her residence of Asheville, North Carolina, more than 30 years ago. With more than 40 years of basketry experience, she currently works as an active instructor, teaching classes on basket making, weaving, and other traditional and contemporary handcrafts.