Basketry Basics: Create 18 Beautiful Baskets as You Learn the Craft (Hardcover)
This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basket making offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project. Follow along from one to the next, or jump ahead to the more advanced baskets to expand your intermediate skills. The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl, and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, color, and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today's top basketmakers serve as inspiration. This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make handbuilt baskets.
BJ Crawford has taught basketmaking at state conferences, festivals, schools, and universities throughout the US. She has written over fifty basket patterns and is the cofounder of the craft resource store Earth Guild in Asheville, North Carolina.