Books and Publications,
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You'll not want to miss Mary Hettmansperger's new book
Fabulous Woven Jewelry : Plaiting, Coiling, Knotting, Looping
& Twining with Fiber & Metal about fiber and metal
woven techniques in jewelry, her projects and inspiration. This
book is being published by Lark Books and can be found online
at Amazon.com or by contacting Mary.
Basketmaking in Ireland by Joe Hogan
Three hundred pages and 100 illustrations covering materials
and techniques used in creels, potato baskets, currachs,
cradles and cribs, calf muzzles, wooden sieves and much more.
Published November 2001, the books is available through Wordwell
Books or contact Nick
Maxwell Paperback, aprox. $35 US
Compiled by the Northeast Basketmakers Guild, BASKETS 2002
features historic and antique baskets. The baskets are from the
collections of guild members and have been selected both for
their educational and artistic value.
Calendars will be available in early August. To receive your
copy of the 2002 calendar, pick it up at any NBG guild event,
or order today by sending a check payable to NBG in the amount
of $15.95 + $4 shipping to:
6 Farmview Circle
Granby, CT 06035
For quantity discounts, contact Elizabeth at (860) 653-5117.
The complete book on Swedish basketry
by Jonas Hasselrot
Written in Swedish but many copies sold for all its pictures.
Includes history, materials, techniques, uses, production, and
marketing as well as how-to instructions for seven kinds of baskets,
colour photographs of old baskets, and old time photographs showing
baskets in use. 192 pages, 300 pictures, mainly in colour. For
more information visit
- Visit Just Patterns
Magazine for more than 20 free patterns posted on the
website and many more in the regular publications.
- Native Baskets by Peggy Sanders Brennan is a 22-page
spiral bound booklet covering many topics including Native Cherokee
basketry, how to identify and gather plants for weaving and dyes,
native plant gathering calendar, and weaving instructions. Peggy
is a member of Western Band of Cherokees who has many years of
weaving experience and specializes in weaving Western (Oklahoma)
Cherokee double wall baskets and Southeast Indian twill utility
baskets. For more information about her publication you can e-mail
Peggy or write her at PO
Box 5404, Edmond, OK 73083-5404 or visit Summer
Meadow Basketry .
Creating With Pineneedles by Mary
A. Behrman and E. Marion Peterson. The 34-page book contains
instructions for purses, napkin holders, jewelry, etc. and gives
directions for beautiful Tenerife designs made on wire frames
by L. W. (Woody) Sitzer. For more information about the book
and the frames, visit this website
Introduction to Coiling is a great,
new CD ROM that teaches coiling step-by-step with easy-to-follow
photos and text. These lesson will be invaluable for the beginner
and a great reference for the experienced coiler. Topics include:
· Materials and tools.
· Basics like starting, ending, shaping, adding foundation,
· Design elements like beading, knotting, twining,
· Examples from fiber artist/teacher Marilyn Moore.
To learn more about the CD and for ordering information,
visit this special website
"B is for Basket" by Pat Fitzpatrick
contains patterns and general directions for creating plaited
baskets. This book is designed to give the beginner an opportunity
for practice while creating 10 distinctive baskets by varying
the size and handle treatment. The 10 baskets are: Baby, Basil
(herb), Beach, Berry, Biscuit, Bitty (match), Blossom, Bountiful
(market), Bride's and Buddy (friendship).
Books may be purchased directly from author Pat
Fitzpatrick . (1/28/00)
- Those of you who have been with Baskets, Etc. since the
beginning, will remember a page we did a couple of years ago
about Fred B. Eiseman writing a book about Balinese basketry.
Well Ulat-ulatan, Traditional Basketry in Bali has arrived
and is just now available through amazon.com. For more information
and to order, move to the search box below and enter the words
"Basketry in Bali".
- From your editor: Recent book talk on the web sent me
on a search for certain basketry books. Through interlibrary
loan, I have been able to see some nice basketry books of focused
subject matter that I want to pass along to you.
- Basketry Technology: A Guide to Identification and
Analysis , by J. M. Adovasion
c. 1977, Library of Congress No. 77-70388, 182 pages, b&w.
This book tells, in detail, how basket artifact fragments
are extracted from a site and categorized. It contains amazingly
clear diagrams of the various styles of weaving. I found especially
interesting, the detailed diagrams on coiled Native American
baskets. My library got it for me from State University of New
York, College of Arts and Sciences at Geneseo.
- Chinese Baskets by Berthold Laufer, Curator of
c. 1925, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
This is an oversized portfolio of b&w pictures of early
Chinese baskets, some of which are sure to make you say, How
DID they do that and how long did it take them? My copy
came from the library of the Illinois Teachers College Chicago
Antique Baskets and Basketry by Frances Thompson
c. 1977, A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 190 pages, b&w, ISBN
This book deals with more recent history of basketry. In addition
to talking about uses and methods of baskets, it shows pictures
of antique baskets that would help give you some sort of concept
of just what an antique basket might look like. My copy came
from the Lima, Ohio Public Library but there are probably copies
of this one in many other libraries as well. (8/16/98)
If you are looking for basket books to purchase, you can
access amazon.com from the link posted at the top of the page.
They list more than 100 books on baskets and basketry. We do
get a small credit from them for sending visitors. Since Baskets,
Etc. is an informational site and we realize no income from it,
your accessing amazon.com through our site would be appreciated.
Read about it -- Weave about it! Thanks, Linda
- Math in a Basket and Baskets: A Book for Makers
and Collectors by Billie Ruth Sudduth. See her website for
- Addicted To Baskets
by Elizabeth Wheeler Clark contains 20 patterns in its 10
chapters. Among them are her Shaker Peg Basket, Cindy's Keepsake
Basket, and a Sunflower Tote Bag. Also included are tips and
instructions on tools, terminology, various weaves, organization
of materials, dyeing, and a section on special techniques which
includes advice on braided rims, curls, and fabric liners. She
includes in the Economy Section some tips on getting by with
what you have...all written in a very friendly format. For more
info on her book, contact Betsy
- The Basket Tree
Now in its second year, The Basket Tree is published
five times each year and contains at least six basket patterns,
a quick craft, recipes, helpful hints, and other interesting
items. For more information, contact Maria Dickerson, 6 Timberland,
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, or e-mail Maria
- The Weaver's Friendly Handbook for Pricing and Selling
By Grace and Forrest Davis
Spiral bound, 76 pages,
Contains five chapters covering Our Basket Landscape, Building
Your Foundation, Pricing Your Baskets, Selling Your Baskets,
and Conclusion. Here are choices for pricing your baskets and
a number of alternatives for marketing as well. For information
contact Simple Things, 363 Raleigh Place Oviedo, Florida 32765;
Phone (407) 977-8087; or e-mail
your inquiry. Please come visit our Simple
- Exciting news: Flo Hopppe's new book has hit suppliers'
shelves. Contemporary Wicker Basketry, 192 pages, softcover.
This is truly a first-rate book!! Don't miss it.
- From Ann Ridgeway: The Smithsonian Institution has a new
book out, "Treasures of the National Museum of the American
Indian," by W. Richard West, Jr., et al., ISBN is 0-7892-01-05-4.
The book includes photos of some exceptional baskets in the collection.
- Book I Flowers by Gerda "Jodi" Shebester - Contains
5 distinctive and realistic flowers in the 9 original designs.
Available from The Basket House, 10833 Townsend Rd., Milan, MI
48160. Phone (313)439-3524. Fax (313)439-1143. Also available
through major suppliers.
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