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.
Introduction Sourcing materials Coiling and cobbling Twining Frame Basketry Stake and Strand Plaiting Assemblage Interlacing Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Suppliers Index