Boxes and Baskets
Basic Basket Making
All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Paperback ISBN: 0811734889
- Step-by-step instructions complete with detailed color photographs - Includes a chapter on dyeing reed at home - 4 basic basket projects for the beginning weaver The art of basket making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced weaver. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to weave reed, incorporate premade handles, finish basket rims, and a host of other basket-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on dyeing reed, a simple and cost-effective way to obtain desired colors and results. Complete instructions for making a Flared Bun Basket, Small Market Basket, Napkin Basket, and Easter Basket teach necessary skills.
The Basket Book
Paperback ISBN: 0806968303
Weave 32 basic designs by hand from natural materials—and adapt them for hundreds more designs. Complete instructions with over 600 close-up step-by-step illustrations. “Practical answers...imaginative asides.”—Craft Connection.
Baskets for All
Paperback ISBN: 1590122712
Baskets for can all be used to create handy storage units or thoughtful gifts. 14 different shaped baskets made using Dk-, medium- (holding 2 strands together) and Super Bulky-weight yarns. Colorful Chevrons includes 2 size baskets - one with handles and one without; Hanging Around is a clever basket that can be hung on a peg, Textured Perfections is a beautiful textured basket, Stylish Storage is a set of 3 nesting baskets, Owl on Guard is a fun basket that looks like an owl, Woven Wonders is a set of 2 size woven baskets, Lacy Elegance includes 3 size baskets and Go Team is a basket that can be made in your favorite team colors!
25 Practical Basket-Making Projects for Every Level of Experience
Hardcover ISBN: 0754825124
This comprehensive course in basket-making techniques includes 25 wonderful projects for crafters of all levels. Simple yet effective ideas include a woven fan and willow door decorations; more advanced projects range from a traditional fruitpicking basket to an abstract platter and a contemporary linen basket made from dyed cane. An expert introductory section teaches all the necessary skills in easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs, and includes information on all the materials and equipment.
The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore
The Perfect Guide to Creating Your Own Indian-Style Artifacts
Paperback ISBN: 1629145777
A fascinating introduction to a variety of Native American projects and history! Learn everything there is to know about Indian crafts and lore. Julian Harris Salomon takes you on a breathtaking journey of Native American customs and traditions. Originally published in 1928, this book is filled with dozens of illustrations portraying Indian art that will help you learn about traditional creations and customs. See why camp directors and leaders of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts look to Indian lore to enrich their programs in handicrafts, ceremonial studies, and geography. Some of the many projects featured include: Crafting eagle-feather bonnets Building campfires Making bow and arrows Constructing tipis and wigwams Adults and children alike will learn about the history behind each and every project. Why are dance ceremonies an integral part of Native American culture? Why did the Indians prefer using a bow and arrows for survival in an age when muskets were the norm? Explore the numerous methods and instructions for an assortment of games and sports, such as lacrosse, football race, and toss and catch. These particular games and dances weren’t just for entertainment; they were also performed to avert disaster, heal the sick, and summon rain. The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore isn’t just an instructional piece, but an anthropologist’s companion. It is a book of wonder containing valuable research and information you won’t find anyplace else.
Columbia River Basketry
Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth
Paperback ISBN: 0295972890
Baskets made by the people of the mid-Columbia River are among the finest examples of Indian textile art in North America, and they are included in the collections of most major museums. The traditional designs and techniques of construction reveal a great artistic heritage that links modern basketmakers to their ancestors. Yet baskets are also everyday objects of a utilitarian nature that reveal much about mid-Columbia culture - a flat twined bag has greatest value when it is plump with dried roots, a coiled basket when full of huckleberries. In Columbia River Basketry, Mary Schlick writes about the weavers who at the time of European contact lived along the Columbia River from just above its confluence with the Yakima River westward to the vicinity of present-day Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Exploring the cultural divisions and relationships among Indian groups living along the river she presents the baskets in the context of the lives of the people who created and used them. "Baskets are works of art," she writes, "but they also carry stories of human ingenuity and survival in its most generous sense." They are tangible lessons in history. Schlick also writes about the descendants of the early basket weavers, to whom their basketry skills have been passed and from whom she herself learned to make baskets. Within each chapter she blends mythology, personal reminiscences of basketmakers, comprehensive information on the gathering and processing of materials, and basketry techniques. Written with deep understanding and appreciation of the artists and their work, Columbia River Basketry will be an inspirational sourcebook for basket weavers and other craftspeople. It will also serve as an invaluable reference for scholars, curators, and collectors in identifying, dating, and interpreting examples of Columbia River basketry.
Gift Boxes to Decorate and Make Easter
Paperback ISBN: 0763696382
To make the springtime gift boxes in this book, tear out a page, color the beautiful black-and-white designs of birds, blossoms, and bunnies, and then fold! Get creative with your color scheme or use traditional colors from nature. Either way, this fantastic book of easy-to-assemble boxes will ensure your Easter gifts are truly special.