Chapters on each of the techniques include fascinating historical details, clearly written technical information and a series of well-illustrated, step-by-step projects ranging from basic to more advanced techniques.
Don't worry if you've never tried basketry before - there's something for everyone with projects designed to appeal to all ages and skill levels.
Whether you live in an urban or rural location a separate chapter on materials provides a seasonal guide to identifying, collecting and preparing suitable materials - many of them freely available in your own back yard.
You can soon be making your own unique creations - as gifts for friends, school projects to share with students or as useful items for your home or garden.
Each chapter concludes with a showcase of innovative and inspirational work by renowned contemporary artists and makers. We hope these images will encourage you to explore how basketry techniques can help develop your own personal creativity.
Here's a sample of some of the projects illustrated on the front cover: a coiled wool cocktail hat and a twined plastic-coated wire penny pot. The beautiful peacock-blue pod, bottom right, is by UK maker Mary Crabb. We won't give away her special making secrets but there's no reason why you can't aspire to making something equally stunning after reading this book.
Colourful covered core coiling from Practical Basketry Techniques
Twining from Practical Basketry Techniques