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Twill Basketry: A Handbook Of Designs Techniques, And Styles

From basic techniques to sophisticated designs, this is an indespensable book for anyone who enjoys the glorious variations of twills. It is filled with sumptuous photographs to inspire your creativity, and hundreds of how-to illustrations to guide your fingers in creating a myriad of baskets featuring twill.

Hardcover: 144 pages

Publisher: Sterling (June 30, 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 093727464X

ISBN-13: 978-0937274644

Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #727,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #77 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Baskets #314 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Weaving

This is a great intermediate to advanced weaver's book. Although in the back she does cover straight and basic plaiting techniques, this book is for basket weaver's who are serious about their art and want to add color and/or artistic designs into their baskets. Not only does it teach you how to incorporate geometric designs in your work, it also teaches you how to draft your own artwork designs. The book covers twill weave, how to wrap your weavers, materials used, adding color and weaver tension. Also included is design weaving: basic blocks and diamond patterns as well as variations on the two; creating folded baskets, undulating twills and double weaving. You'll learn how to incorporate many different lines (such as a swirl pattern) and other fun shapes. Learn color techniques and how to correctly match multiple colors in one piece. Plus, learn how to read draft plans, build complex twills, and how to draft your own designs. Very easy to read and understand. Loads of wonderful color pictures as well as black and white draft plans to help you get started. A metric conversion chart and basket supply sources are included. 144 pages (hardback edition).

This is a lovely, inspiring basketry book. Full of design ideas. Quality photos, great reference as well as a coffee table book.

Book has a lot of great baskets

Beautiful book with lots of illustrations and instructions. I can't wait to try some out.

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