Get thoughtful basket-making instruction from a master teacher, and be inspired to collect art baskets by 95 top artists, through hundreds of beautifully-made examples. Learn the fundamentals of basket tools, materials, techniques, and dyeing; then proceed through sample projects for plaited, ribbed, twined, and braided construction, twill weaving, and surface embellishments. By understanding these basics, you will appreciate the artists' work. Step-by-step instruction and color photographs guide your progress while completed baskets provide plenty of encouragement.
Teacher, weaver, and collector Billie Ruth Sudduth is also a widely acclaimed basketmaker whose works are in many public and private collections. She lives in the Penland area of Mitchell County, in the North Carolina mountains.