Basket Information for
Makers & Collectors
Baskets speak a universal language. They are made in almost all cultures and have been with us since the beginning of human history. Here you will find some of the most exciting and beautiful baskets being made today.
For the beginner or experienced basket weaver, color photographs of basketry techniques and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions inspire those wanting to create their own handwoven baskets. Basic information, such as tools and materials, various techniques of basketry, dyes and dyeing, and embellishments are fully discussed. Each chapter contains hints and processes that make weaving more successful.
Here, too, collectors will find a gallery of baskets that take the techniques presented and show how 95 contemporary makers have expanded the possibilities of their baskets.
Through this book, you can learn both to weave your own basket and to enjoy the inspiring work of some of today’s most crative basket makers.
About The Author
Billie Ruth Sudduth is a widely acclaimed basket maker living in the Penland area of Mitchell County, in the North Carolina mountains. Her works are in many public and private collections, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Craft and Design. In 1997, she became the first female named a North Carolina Living Treasure, the highest honor in the state for creative excellence in the field of crafts. She has a passion for baskets as a teacher, weaver, and collector.
How To Weave Carolina Snowflakes
A twelve page booklet with photos and text showing how to make the popular Carolina Snowflake in three different sizes.
I designed the Carolina Snowflake in 1984 and first published the book in 1986. The Carolina Snowflakes have hung all over the world including three White House Christmas Trees.
The snowflakes can be made with basket reed, paper, fabric, or metal.