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The Basketry Book

Twelve Lessons in Reed Weaving


Originally Published 1914!


Up for your consideration is a CD REPUBLICATION of The Basketry Book - Twelve Lessons in Reed Weaving” by Mary Miles Blanchard, master craftsman of reed basketry. This book was originally published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons, dated 1914! (Original hardcover is NOT for sale)

This HISTORIC book contains 111 pages of instructions, diagrams, designs and fundamentals for creating baskets using reed weaving. A total of 24 ANTIQUE basket weaving designs and instructions are included! You will also find many historical facts on this ancient craft as well as various tables of RARE and UNIQUE guidelines to assist along the way!

Here is an OLD, resourceful and exceptional basket reed weaving instructional and design CD REPUBLICATION. These instructions are characteristic of the basket crafts done by our lady ancestors! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft book revealing our heritage from early America!


Chapter I

Materials, Tools, Preparation

Chapter II

Fundamental Weaves

Chapter III


Chapter IV

Work-Baskets (Models 1, 2 and 3)

Chapter V

Baskets with Simple Handles (Models 4, 5, 6 and 7)

Chapter VI

Lily-Shape Flower Baskets with Handles

(Model 8 - Demonstrating Variations of a Model by Different Weaves)

Chapter VII

Flower Baskets (Models 9, 10, 11 and 12 - Demonstrating Variations of a Model by Different Measurements)

Chapter VIII

Candy Baskets with and without Lids (Models 13, 14, 15 and 15b)

Chapter IX

Indian Centres / Centers, Violet Bowl (Model 16) and Table Jardinieres (Model 17)

Chapter X

Scrap Baskets (Model 18)

Chapter XI

Scrap Baskets (Models 19 and 20)

Chapter XII

Oval Base and Oval Baskets (Models 21 and 22)

Chapter XIII

Culling-Flower Baskets (Model 23) and Large Gathering Basket (Model 24)

Chapter XIV

Table of Weaves, Table of Coils, Scale of Measurements for Models Given in the Twelve Lessons and Table of Borders

Chapter XV

Answers to Questions

Illustrations & Diagrams

Variety of Baskets Showing what Can Be Made with Reed

Figure I Tools

Figure II ''Weaves''

Figure III Four-Spoked Base

Figure IV Base

Figure V Model 1

Figure VI Models 4 and 5

Figure VII Models 6 and 7

Figure VIII Model 8

Diagram No. 0 Base with Thirteen Spokes

Diagrams No. 1 and No. 2

Diagrams No. 3 and No. 4

Diagrams No. 5 and No. 6

Diagrams No. 7 and No. 8

Diagrams No. 9 and No. 10, Handle-Bar Figure IX Models 9, 10, 11 and 12

Diagram No. 11 - Inserting Split Handle-Bars

Diagram No. 12 - Winding a Split Handle Figure X Models 13, 14, 15 and 15b

Diagrams No. 13, No. 14 and No. 15

Diagram No. 16 - Indian Centre / Center No. 1 (Sixteen Spokes)

Diagram No. 17 - Indian Centre / Center No. 2 (Sixteen and one half Spokes)

Diagram No. 18 - Indian Centre / Center No. 3 (Sixteen Spokes)

Diagram No. 19 - Indian Centre / Center No. 4 (Twenty-four Spokes)

Diagram No. 20 Figure XI Models 16 and 17

Diagram No. 21 - Correct and Incorrect Base Spokes

Diagram No. 22 - Correct Side Spokes

Figure XII Model 18 - Scrap Basket

Figure XIII Models 19 and 20

Diagram No. 24

Diagram No. 25 - Winding of Intersection of Needles and Threads in an Oval Base

Figure XIV Models 21 and 22

Figure XV Models 23 and 24

The antique and vintage tools, reeds, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a near by fabric, craft or hobby store…

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 into a CD-ROM REPUBLICATION using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download a FREE version of the Adobe software program at www.adobe.com .

This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD of this historic and resourceful book. The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing book on millinery construction. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE book's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.

What are the benefits of an antique book CD republication

* 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 completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at a high dsi and is readily accessible using Adobe Acrobat (or other pdf reading software programs). This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page or the entire book!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!

* If you spill your coffee, tea or soda on a page you just print yourself another!

* You can put all of your notes or musings on your printouts and save them in a folder for future referencing!

*Each CD-ROM comes in a protective case!

Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...

Check out my other auctions for many other unique needlework ANTIQUE book CD REPUBLICATIONS of the same or similar interest listed for your creative pleasure!

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Payment: Within-the-USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept Bidpay, money orders or personal check. Out-of-country customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept International Money Order.

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