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Try ash for traditional baskets. Black ash and white ash varieties are compared. Techniques for separating ash splits from a log are described.
BASKETMAKER #17 Winter 1988 (v.5) pg. 6

Suggestions for using maple and alder for traditional splint baskets.
BASKETMAKER #18 Spring 1988 (v.5) pg. 9

How to process Dracaena draco tree leaves for basket making.
BASKETMAKER #19 Summer 1988 (v.5) pg. 16

Use split-leaf philodendron leaf stems and sheaths as basketry material. Some tips.
BASKETMAKER #21 Winter 1989 (v.6) pg. 18

Hmong basket making. Part 3. A lesson in splitting bamboo.
BASKETMAKER #21 Winter 1989 (v.6) pg. 27

An effective method for dyeing reed for use in basket making. Describes presoaking reed in a lye solution to obtain dark shades and then dyeing both treated and untreated reed with fiber reactive dyes.
BASKETMAKER #21 Winter 1989 (v.6) pg. 33

Tips: How to avoid the odor when soaking black walnut hulls to make dye. A plug of chewing tobacco soaked in ammonia makes an oak-colored dye for basket reed.
BASKETMAKER #22 Spring 1989 (v.6) pg. 6

Tip: Dryer softener cloth, placed in the water when soaking, will soften basket making reed.
BASKETMAKER #24 Fall 1989 (v.6) pg. 6

Tip for cutting basket spokes so it is easy to identify one set from another when they are only of slightly different length.
BASKETMAKER #25 Winter 1990 (v.7) pg. 5

Tips on gathering basket making material from Florida dumps and landfills.
BASKETMAKER #25 Winter 1990 (v.7) pg. 27

Making basswood bark cordage. Stripping, peeling and curing sheets of inner bark and then twisting it into a fine cord.
BASKETMAKER #26 Spring 1990 (v.7) pg. 28

A chart of natural materials suitable for basket making, plus tips on locating and preparing for use.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 134

Twining with leaves and corn husks. Includes instructions for gathering iris and daylily leaves, cattails and corn husks.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #55 Summer 1983 (v.14#3) pg. 11
Correction SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #56 Fall 1983 (v.14#4) pg. 4

Tips on gathering natural fiber and preparation for basketry.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #59 Summer 1984 (v.15#3) pg. 23

Basket Willow. A description of how willow is grown, gathered and made into baskets in Somerset, England. Includes instructions for planting and tending a "withy bed" of purple osier basket willow or red osier dogwood.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 63