BY LYN SILER & CAROLYN KEMP
Basketry’s unique blend of form and function has fired the imaginations of artisans and crafters for generations. Whether you’re making your first or forty-first basket, this book will push the boundaries of your established skills while teaching you new ones to last a lifetime, guiding you through the construction of beautiful handmade baskets that will be used and admired for generations to come.
Lyn Syler (Lyn Siler), author of numerous basketmaking books and renowned basketry instructor, has generously compiled over 24 patterns—some of her own design, some conceived by friends and peers—for a variety of beautiful baskets you can learn to make on your own.
An ideal book for basketmakers in search of new challenges and creative techniques, A Basketmaker’s Odyssey is sure to delight. With detailed drawings and photographs by Carolyn Kemp, the patterns are easy to follow and detailed in every respect. This book truly lives up to Lyn and Carolyn’s reputation for writing exceptionally clear patterns that set the standard for all to follow.
A technique section begins the book giving you the information you need to begin the wide variety of basket patterns from variou authors.
Styles of baskets include beginner to advance flat reed, round reed, pine needle coiling with walnut slice accents, various types of twills, ribbed construction, alternative materials like heavy-weight paper and cut up jeans, diagonal plaiting, double-walled construction and a traditional round basket woven on a slotted base.
A gallery of work is included for inspiration and awe.