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Basketry Books

WILLOW BASKETRY OF THE AMANA COLONIES
by Joanna E. Schanz
This book gives the history of basket making in the Amana Colonies as well as directions for making the sample round basket, apple picker, strawberry picker, round laundry basket, small oval Easter basket, and an oval community kitchen basket.
(90 pages - Paperback)
$9.95
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WILLOW BASKETRY
for the Very Beginner
by Joanna E. Schanz
Line drawings and text explains techniques for weaving willow baskets with wood bottoms and simple willow woven bases. Contains eighteen simple willow basketry "recipes", including photos of each basket. Inside is spiced with humor and stories about personal learning experiences of the author, Joanna E. Schanz.
(Spiral bound 67 pages - Paperback)
$17.95
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CONTEMPORARY WICKER BASKETRY
By Flo Hoppe
Flo Hoppe’s (second edition) book continues round weaving techniques to challenge and inspire you. 30 basket projects each with full color photos, drawings and simple explanations that show exactly what to do. Gallery of baskets by 11 of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists.
(192 pages – paperback)
$29.95
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WILLOW BASKETRY
by Bernard
This book is a reference tool providing a rare and valuable presentation of traditional European willow basketry. Translated from Swiss to English in 1993, contains a wealth of information in the author's unique approach that can be integrated into your work processes and finished basket forms. Everything you wanted to know about willow basketry and more. Black and white drawings.
(355 pages -"NEW" Hardcopy)
$22.95
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CANE, RUSH AND WILLOW
Weaving with natural materials
By Hilary Burns
A clear and comprehensive guide to using tools and collecting, sorting and preparing materials. Concise sections on techniques covering, planting, wrapping and binding, splitting materials, making frames, borders and finishing. Over 20 projects.
(144 pages – paperback)
$24.95
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