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A Basketmaker's Odyssey: Over, Under, Around & Through: 24 by Lyn Syler, Carolyn Kemp

By Lyn Syler, Carolyn Kemp

Newcomers in addition to complex basketmakers could be surprised through the diversity of fabrics and strategies tested during this totally illustrated consultant. step by step directions for twenty-four initiatives, 8 of that are particularly designed for starting weavers, are provided in the targeted lay-flat binding and describe the whole project—from weaving the bottom and provoking the edges to employing a deal with and completing with a rim. styles are provided for precise creations resembling an Abenaki-style knitting basket, a cloth melon basket, a natural-vine wall basket, and a braided, twill tote. a different photograph insert includes photos of baskets from around the world, making this a stunning e-book to either use and reveal.

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FINISHING: Detail Photo of turned lapel Decide where to place the wooden horse lapel pin. Do not attach the pin permanently until you are completely satisfied with the location. Detail Photo of horse placement 42 Emily’s Lit’l Pot Belly Purse Emily’s Lit’l Pot Belly Purse By Gail Hutchinson This wonderful little purse was made by Gail Hutchinson of Milton, WV for her daughter, Emily, when she was a teenager. When it became too small for Emily, Gail took it back. Now she has designed a larger size for Emily and for the rest of us who need to carry a lot of “stuff ”.

The success of the basket depends on its construction. Don’t be discouraged if your first try isn’t perfect. Just take it out and try again. At the end of the sixth revolution you will tuck the end of the weaver into the back of the God’s Eye as pictured in DIAGRAM 7. On the back side, with the weaver dampened, cut the end to about ½”, fold it at a 45 degree angle and push it under the weavers. You can add a dot of instant glue to secure it. Repeat the same process for weaving the other God’s Eye.

Clip the splice to hold it securely until you get the next row of weaving in above it. 3. When you get to the end of the row of curls, cut and hide the end of the piece behind the under where you started. This will make a double thickness here. REMOVE FROM MOLD: 1. Twist the push-pins while removing from mold and then pull the basket off the mold. 2. All uprights on the inside of the basket are folded over to the outside and then cut just above the bottom of the last row of weaving. Using white glue, glue these folded ones down to the last row of weaving and clip to dry.

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