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New and Different Materials for Weaving and Coiling

Marianne Barnes

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An ever-widening range of materials is being used by today's crafters to weave and coil baskets and to decorate gourds. Over 350 color images display the raw materials, techniques for their use, and final works of art created with them. Along with traditional materials such as reeds, white oak, ash, vines, plants, grasses, and bark, kudzu, grapevines, iris, sweetgrass, paper and wire provide new possibilities. Information is included on where to find natural materials, and how to collect and prepare them for weaving. Exciting uses for alternative materials are also explored, including wire, mesh, and recycled materials. Tutorials and projects from well-known weavers and gourd artists, along with an extensive list of resources, make this book a must have for weavers, crafters, and anyone with a passion for handcrafted fiber art.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 358 color photos | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764339929

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Marianne Barnes has been making baskets and gourd art for over 20 years. She works with natural and textural materials, including cedar and birch bark, seagrass, mohair and knobby yarn, pods, philodendron sheath, and leather.