Thursday, July 2, 2009

An old favourite basketry book

As you will see from the photographs, Flo Hoppe's "Wicker Basketry" is a well used favourite basket-techniques book of mine. It is water-stained, battered and bruised, but it still remains one of my "turn to" books as I work on new variations of old styles.
The three photographs here show the wealth of information presented with great clarity in this book. The example from page 62 of the Three-rod plain border is illustrative of the usefulness of the book, its illustrations and its detail. The cover photograph and the illustration and instructions for the Sewing Basket with Lid show the inspiration for my sewing basket series.
Wicker Basketry was published in 1989 by the Interweave Press of Loveland, Colorado, USA. I recommend this book to beginning basket-makers as well as more advanced ones if it is at all available today.


  1. Very neat - it is very cool to see where you learned some of your craft :)

  2. Just over visiting from Meghann's blog. I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your commentary. I have a whole new appreciation for basket making.