Practical Basketry Techniques (Paperback)

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Practical Basketry Techniques (Paperback)


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Basketry is experiencing a resurgence of popularity, and enjoying an exciting comeback at the hands of a new and dynamic generation of makers who are not afraid to experiment with mixing materials and techniques. This book will give you all the information you need to learn the basic methods, and then the confidence and inspiration to expand your making as far as your imagination can take you.

Stella Harding has been making baskets since 2001. Growing, gathering and making in an urban context, without a garden of one's own, is a passion she is keen to share with others. Stella has exhibited her basketry widely across Europe, and most recently at the Barbican Library and Metre Square Gallery in London. Shane Waltener regularly exhibits internationally. Recent projects include Love Lace, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Design Festival, 2011; Sweet Celebrations, The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon 2011, and Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and touring, 2009/11.

Product Details ISBN: 9781912217939
Publisher: Herbert Press
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Pages: 160
Language: English

“There are some quite intricate pieces in the piece, but there's also lots of information and instruction for the would-be basket maker.” —Craftsman Craft & Design

“Amazing ... Practical Basketry Techniques is not just another basketry book. The writers managed to make an innovative, inspiring document, which includes clear instructions for using general techniques. This book is not only useful for beginning basket makers, but also of great use and inspiration for the more experienced basket weavers. It gets your creative juices flowing and makes you want to get started straightaway. A great asset to the library for everyone who loves to make baskets.” —Lucienne Kramer, boardmember of the Netherlands National Basketry Organisation and Founder of Wonderful Willow

“Good-looking, good-natured ... I feel and hope this book goes some way to introduce new makers to the basic techniques and, once they are understood and mastered they, and experienced makers, might be encouraged to think about the more contemporary idea of using basketry for artist expression ... This book wants us to learn, try this at home and most of all, go and play.” —Basketmakers' Association Newsletter