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Antique Edwardian Basketry Basket Making SC Book 1905!
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I love that which is old & related to needlework & arts/crafts. Especially books, as I feel you can learn virtually anything in life providing you have the interest, drive & a GREAT book to study!


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Cane Basket Work

A Practical Manual On Weaving Useful and Fancy Baskets

CD Republication™


First Series

 by Annie Firth

Second Edition

Originally Published 1905


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasure Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original ''Cane Basket Work by Annie Firth!'' Originally Published 1905! (Original is NOT for sale)


Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!


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This lovely and historic item contains 88 pages of instructions, etchings and (very modern for their time!) photographs for making the most charming and quaint Victorian and Edwardian period basketry for every room in your home! Great for gift giving, handicraft sales, boutique items, etc…

*NOTE* The items used in making these patterns are frequently found on Atomic Mall for a reasonable price. You just have to hunt a little! :^) Or, of course, you can purchase the contemporary equivalents at you local hobby or craft store…


An excerpt:

''The aim of this little book is to give the public really practical instruction in a valuable but much neglected handicraft...''


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Here is an OLD, resourceful and exceptional cane, rush and raffia basketry work and instructional item. This information is characteristic of the handicrafts produced by our ancestors on virtually ever continent!

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful antique arts and crafts book revealing our heritage from early America, Europe, Canada and elsewhere! Each pattern's instructions go into great detail regarding exactly what you need in order to recreate these most desirable household items!




Chapter I


Bases of Various Shapes and Sizes

Types and Grades of Canes

Types and Grades of Raffia

Types and Grades of Rushes

Storage and Preparation of Materials

Tools Needed

Oak Frames for Articles Without Base


Chapter II

Terms In Use

Weaving Techniques Used


Single Weaving


Double Weaving


Triple Twist

Rope Twist

Single Plait

Double Plait

Chapter III

Directions for Workers

Wet Canes

Size of Canes

Odd Number of Spokes

Even Number of Spokes

Mode of Weaving

New Weavers


Broken Spokes

Chapter IV

Finishing Touches




Chapter V

General Instructions

Ordinary Centre with 17 Spokes

Spokes Crossed for Centre

Inserting Weaver

Dividing into Separate Spokes

Position of Odd Spoke on Wrong Side of Centre

Chapter VI

Remarks on Borders

Open Border I

Open Border II Insertion

Open Border III

Open Border IV

Open Border V with Details of Plait

Closed Border I

Closed Border II

Closed Border III

Chapter VII

Fancy Baskets

Tumbler or Flower Pot Cover

Flower Pot Cover

Pincushion Basket

Round Work Basket with Lid

Barrel Shaped Paper Basket with Wooden Base

Pail-shaped Paper Basket with Cane Base

Fern Hanger

Frame for Fern Hanger

Toilet Tidy

Oval Basket

Round Base

Oval Base

Detail of Handle

Method of Holding Oval Basket for Weaving Sides

Square Basket with Wooden Base

Handle for Square Basket

Base of Square Basket as Held for Weaving Border for Foot

Square Basket as Held for Weaving Sides

Section of Square Basket with Straight Corners

Flower Basket

Waste Paper Basket

Table Basket

Horseshoe Basket

Tripod Stand

Table Centre for Glowers in Pots, or Group of Vases

Flower Vase

Stove Ornament



What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

Whew! A lot of stuff here... I am sure it will keep you busy a long, long time! Lots of fun, easy to follow instructions with remarkably attractive results! I just love this information and am sure you will, too! I am luck considering where I live there is a plethora of native plants (tall grasses, cat tails, and willows to harvest and play with… hehe!)

The gentlemen and ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience basket worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.


The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.


What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!


Curious about the quality of this item Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...


Check out  Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!


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