A Guide to Growing and Harvesting – Plus 20 Beautiful Woven Projects
by Jenny Crisp
This book tells you how to get started in woven projects. All from the very start to growing your own willow, harvesting it, and crafting a finished project. In this book, you will find a total of 20 woven projects. Baskets, ornaments, serving-ware, and even napkin holders.
I’ll be honest, I really don’t think I will grow my own willow. Not until retirement at least. But it was such an interesting topic to read and learn about!
Now, about the weaving projects, I can truly see myself experimenting with them. I love all kinds of crafts, and this just looks like so much fun, and the finished objects are always a treat to have.
A very informative book. And although it focuses on the usage of willow as the only material, I can imagine myself practicing with rolled newspapers like I used to do in art class. Besides being a cheaper material, will be easier and softer to practice, before trying to come by some willow.
The Woven Laundry Basket:
The woven laundry basket is by far my favorite project. I know I am not going to be making it until I have some good practice under my belt, but is definitely going to the bucket list!
At least I am confident I can do the wreath. The wreath project looks simple enough, quick and doesn’t require a lot of material. It can also be ornamented with extra stuff, maybe some flowers (real or faux).
I couldn’t expect more from a book! You get the history and introduction to the craft, how to grow and harvest the material yourself, different weaving techniques and 20 projects to start making and using those techniques. I’m sure it could even mean an extra source of income if you become good enough. These projects are precious and lovely, so selling them should be easy I think.
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