Readers need only to master several simple steps to discover the true pleasure of creating unique, durable baskets. In 284 photos and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, learn to choose and prepare raw materials, and gather and use necessary tools. Find optimal working positions, create basketwork structures, and discover essential steps (splitting, weaving, and peeling) in making closed- and open-weave basketry, rib basket weaving, and border designs. Since the dawn of time basket weaving has been a part of humanity's daily activities. Today, practicing this art, readers may indulge in a historical, yet always evolving and current craft that allows one to create useful, long-lasting articles from various plant materials. The baskets made will remain both gorgeous and useful for many years to come. A glossary of terms is provided for quick reference. This informative guide will be a welcome addition to any basket weaver's library.