Earth Basketry 2nd Edition: Weaving Containers with Nature’s Materials

9780764353437Earth Basketry 2nd Edition: Weaving Containers with Nature’s Materials

Do you know why baskets are different in varied parts of the world? Would you know what plants make the best materials for which type basket? In “Earth Basketry 2nd Edition: Weaving Containers with Nature’s Materials”, you will learn the many types of baskets, where and how to acquire the natural materials needed to make them and how to make several different types and styles of baskets. The intricate weaves for bases, lids and handles, use of spokes and more are covered. I like that there are illustrated figures of the steps to make the concept easier to understand. A great way for anyone to begin basket weaving or improve their skills.

Chapters Include:

  • Round Basketry Materials
  • Flat Basketry Materials
  • Flexible Basketry Materials
  • Novelty Baskets


For beginners, nature lovers, and expertweavers alike, these pages teach how to create baskets using natural materials found in the woods and fields. One of craft pioneer Osma Tod’s most popular books, this guide was first published in 1933 and is still in print thanks to its timelessinformation and its clear instructions. Tod explains a widevariety of weaving techniques step by step, with precise diagrams to follow, and her charming way of inspiring respect for natural materials helps make this book one of a kind. The chapters explain gatheringand preparing both round and flat natural materials like leaves,roots, reeds, grasses, vines, shoots, willow, pine needles, bark, splints, and more. Instructions for making borders, lids, handles, and fasteners give many options. Projects include a cedar-bark basket for kindling, cat-tail mats, a vine birdhouse, a pedestal fruit basket of coralberry runners, sturdy bark work baskets, and dozens more.

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