Boxes and Baskets
The Bamboo Basket Handbook
Japanese Paperback ISBN: 4416715471
This book aims to introduce not only basic knowledge on bamboo baskets, such as materials, techniques, and history, but also tips for making them, and how these baskets can be used in our everyday life, through various types of baskets woven by many popular craftsmen and women. For anyone who wants to explore the world of Japanese bamboo basket making or would like to know the Japanese culture, The Bamboo Basket Handbook will be a good companion to your daily life.
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.
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.
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.