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Basketweaving for Beginners
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 12 April 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217008
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Basketweaving for Beginners


20 contemporary and classic basketweaving projects using natural cane by Sylvie Begot (Author)

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Book Description

Create twenty practical and stunning basketry projects for your home and garden.

Author Sylvie Bégot uses coloured cane to bring this enduring, traditional craft right up to date. She uses simple techniques that are clearly explained through step-by-step photographs and instructions.

Anyone can create one of these basketry projects no special skills are required, and the baskets can be made at home.

Table of Contents

Working rules 8
Storing cane and soaking times 8
Your working position 8
Varnishes 8
Glossary 9
Bases 12
Round slath base 12
Oval slath base 15
Crossover base 16
Josephine knot base 17
Weaving the sides 18
Randing weave 18
Two-rod slew 18
Pairing weave 18
Triple weave 19
Splicing 20
Borders 21
Scallop border 21
Three-rod plain border 21
Trac border 24
Other features 24
Hoops 24
The ‘God’s Eye’ 25
Finishing techniques 25

Country basket 30
Handbag 34
Bracelets 38
Knitting basket 44

Bread basket 50
Serving mat and napkin rings 54
Utensil pot 58
Fruit bowl 62
Pedestal bowl 66

FOR children 70
Star 72
Pencil pot 76
Egg 80
Basket on wheels 84
Bird feeder 90
Candle holder 94
Egg basket 98

FOR the HOME 102
Plant pot holder 104
Wall basket 108
Mirror 112
Storage basket 116
Toothbrush holder 120
Cotton ball box 124

About the Author

About Sylvie Begot

Sylvie Bégot has been creative from a young age. She put her interest in crafts on hold to train as a paramedic, and returned to her interest in basketry during maternity leave for her third child. She then began to share her passion for basketweaving through workshops.

Sylvie’s need to source and create specific teaching materials led her to publish her first book on cane basketry in France in 2007. Prior to the publication of Basketweaving for Beginners, Sylvie published another four books on basketry in her native France.

Sylvie Bégot now runs basketry workshops for schoolchildren as well as for trainee occupational therapists, in Lyon, France. She has a particular interest in basketry using natural products such as cane, willow and rattan as well as upcycled materials.


Crafts Beautiful

Teach yourself a new technique with Sylvie Begot's book featuring 20 easy projects to make at home. This age-old skill uses cane to crate baskets of different shapes and sizes , with step-buy-step breakdowns to guide you through the process.

Customer review

Lovely book, great for beginners with some nice projects. All the projects have step-by-step instructions and photos so it is easy to follow. The beginning of the book goes through the different techniques you will use for the projects. There are 20 projects to choose from, most are useful objects that you can use around the home. I particularly like the basket with handles. 

Customer review

Nice book that has a variety of projects suitable for teens to the elderly. Teaches the basic shapes and offers a variety of projects to try. Need to research where to get the weaving sticks etc. though as its not overly explained but didnt expect it to. If you want to have fun making various storage items this is the book for you! (I cant decide which to try first!) Also with the techniques offered it could be used to weave other things and adapt the offered projects to make while new ones - ie bird feeder - fairy house - bag into cat basket, etc. 

Customer review

Wow, what an amazing book. Something I've always wanted to do, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in basketweaving.

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