This aspirational, yet totally accessible book is an exploration of modern basketry, a practice that has transcended from craft to art form.
Profiling the works of 14 Australian basketry artists, this stunning fibre arts compendium is a celebration of the creative voice with basketry at its core.
With over 25 years experience in creative arts education, Ruth Woods generously shares her wealth of knowledge and experience.
A materials section includes a detailed list of plants to use in your practice, while a how-to section provides instruction on key basketry techniques to create practice projects developing ideas and moving onto sculptural forms.
Stunningly designed and illustrated, these pages serve as a compendium of beautiful makers, guiding the reader on a range of basketry techniques; some with an interesting twist on the traditional. It invites the reader to explore different mediums, plant fibres and recycled materials to use in their own sustainable, creative practice.
Foreword by Lisa Cahill, CEO & Artistic Director of the Australian Design Centre:
"This book is a fantastic guide to practice: a starting point for new makers; a reference for established makers; and a pleasure to read for anyone interested in woven forms. The pages are filled with resources and ideas for the how to weave and the immense variety of materials to use".
Published by Craft School Oz
Printed in Australia / First edition October 2022
Soft cover / 190 pages / measures 27x21cm