Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (July 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #306,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #21 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Baskets #49 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Folkcrafts
Gave this as a gift to my sister who one day hopes to live off the grid. She has thanked me many times for the book, saying she absolutely loves and uses it all the time. And from the pictures she has sent us of her latest creations...she is making some very beautiful baskets using this book.
Although it was written years ago, the directions are very clear but may be worded differently from todays vocabulary. All of todays techniques are documented as well as a couple I have never seen! If you don't weave, it is a great book from the historical viewpoint. I just wish I'd known the author and had the chance to weave with her.
This was written years ago so there are mostly just line drawings with a few black and white pics. It covers several basket making techniques. I like how it doesn't assume you are going to buy the materails from the craft store.
The book is filled with drawings of many different weaving patterns. There also are directions included. We are VERY excited about beginning one of the baskets. It describes the different materials that may be used, different shapes of the materials and what specific type basket that would be good to use. We are VERY much beginners in the basket-weaving arena but are VERY excited about learning. Thank you Ms. Tod for the terrific book!
I'm a basket weaver and love the history behind the information. It is a keeper and will remain in my collection.
Very informative for making baskets from nature. I make baskets from reed and like the unique process of making them from other materials.
Lots of interesting types of baskets made from materials you can gather your self. I am currently gathering grasses that I will make a coiled basket out of.
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