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Willow Working

Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Publisher: Pen & Sword History

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Summary

A guide to the history of basketry and willow weaving, from ancient times to today, plus photos and information for crafters.  
 
The story begins in prehistory, when people first wove plant fibers together to create containers, shelters, and fences. This book explores the ways in which basketry and willow weaving has continued to be important throughout human history in artistic, economic, and functional terms. 
 
It brings us up to date via interviews with modern basketry and willow weaving artisans who generously allowed the author a window into their studios and discussed the way they use and adapt traditional methods, techniques, and tools for the twenty-first century. Photos of their work and their working environments offer a unique view into the world of this ancient craft. 
 
Finally, in case you’re inspired to try your hand, the book also has a resources section that includes a valuable list of suppliers of plant fibers, plants, and tools, as well as information about training courses, useful websites and more—everything you need to get started.
Available since: 05/06/2021.

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