Boxes and Baskets
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.
Black Ash Baskets
Tips, Tools, & Techniques for Learning the Craft
Paperback ISBN: 0811705293
- Basic skills for making splint baskets from scratch - Guidance on every step from an award-winning basket maker - Full-color photographs show the process - Preparing the wood, making splints, weaving, shaping the baskets, and crafting rims and handles - Steps for 6 complete projects for developing skills, including an oval bread basket, a hanging mail basket, and round and square gathering baskets
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.
Weaving Containers With Nature’s Materials
Paperback ISBN: 0764353438
Indian Basket Weaving
Paperback ISBN: 1629145955
This work covers all of the basic techniques: preparation of the reed, splicing, introduction of color, shaping, finishing, and more. It also includes descriptions of a great variety of weavesLazy Squaw, Mariposa, Taos, Shilo, and otherseach accompanied by specific instructions. With over 100 illustrations, this book is an excellent resource for crafters and those interested in Native American Culture.
Forms, Designs, and Symbolism of Native American Basketry
Paperback ISBN: 1626365644
Everything there is to know about traditional Native American basket weaving. Native American basket weaving is an intricate and powerful art, representative of the legends and ceremonies of the Indian nations and their cultures. George Wharton James’s Indian Basketry is an invaluable aid for the artist, designer, craftsman, or beginner who wants to recreate authentic and often extinct basket forms and decorative motifs of the Native American peoples. Filled with 355 illustrations and photographs of Native American basket weavers taken at the turn of the twentieth century, this pioneering study?first published in 1901?provides in-depth information about specific aspects of Indian basketry, including: ? Its role in legend and ceremony ? The origins of forms and designs ? Materials and colors used ? Weaves and stitches ? The symbolism and poetry woven into each basket ? Preservation ? Tips for the collector ? And much more! From Yolo ceremonial baskets to Oraibi sacred trays, Indian Basketry traces the origin, development, and fundamental principles of the basket designs of the major Indian tribes of the southwestern United States and Pacific Coast, along with comments on the basket weaving of a number of other North American tribes.