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Ply-Split Braided Baskets: Exploring Sculpture in Plain Oblique Twining by David W. Fraser


By David W. Fraser. This beautiful book illustrates the versatility of plain oblique twining, a version of ply-split braiding particularly well-suited for the art of basketry and making three-dimensional sculpture. This guide to one artist’s creative process shows how a ply-split braided basket is shaped, based on the rate and location of adding and removing cords. Chapters include creating fenestrations, substituting cords, combining baskets, crossing planes, and harnessing the tension between right triangles when the hypotenuse of one aligns with the leg of another. See how these techniques are rendered in a gallery of beautiful finished work.

Color, soft cover, 144 pages, published in USA