Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to weave reed, incorporate premade handles, finish basket rims, and a host of other basket-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on dyeing reed, a simple and cost-effective way to obtain desired colors and results.
Definition The process of weaving unspun fibres into a basket or similar form. People and artists who weave baskets are called Basket makers and Basket weavers.
Examples of fibres: pine straw, stems, animal hair, hide, grasses, thread, wood
"Intended for beginners, as well as for more advanced ceramists and collectors, this book guides the reader through each step of the tilemaking process, with detailed, easily understood explanations, and corresponding how-to' photos. For inspiration, the book is also filled with photos of tilework by artists past and present."-- "Ceramics Monthly
An illustrated introduction to the art of making jewelry, providing a review of metallurgy, describing basic and advanced techniques, examining various surfaces, and including step-by-step instructions for several projects.
With step-by-step illustrations, it explains the materials required and the processes involved to create reproductions of a range of pieces. The book covers traditional techniques as well as today's more advanced technical methods.
With step-by-step illustrations, it explains the materials required and the processes involved to create reproductions of a range of pieces. The book covers traditional techniques as well as today’s more advanced technical methods.
"The constantly evolving medium of stained glass, which combines form and function in a unique and beautiful way, has produced breathtaking works across the centuries. This book gives a personal viewpoint on the historical development of the art form, and is also a technical manual, describing the tools and techniques involved in the craft of stained glass. The author particularly considers the creative process of the production of stained glass and the sometimes uneasy relationship between art and craft. This volume is accessible to those simply wishing to know more about this ancient art form, including custodians of stained glass and amateurs, but it is primarily aimed at less experienced students of stained glass who wish to expand their knowledge; those commonly known in the trade as "improvers." The book is richly illustrated with both practical work-in-progress images and examples of the splendor of stained glass in both its historic and contemporary forms. Aspiring to support and encourage as well as educate, this guide is written in a friendly and readable way and is ideal for all those wishing to know more about this complex and magnificent practice."--book jacket.