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Cane and Raffia by Homecrafts c1950

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Cane and Raffia by Homecraft c1950Hand made cane basket

Hand made basketry tends to be in the realm of professional artisans these days, but in the 1950’s it was a home craft like any other.

This booklet has a range of patterns for baskets, trays and handbags made from cane and raffia that form a great basis for people who love to up-cycle and create new things from unusual materials. Can you imagine the cute handbag from the cover made from rolled up tubes of newspaper or cast-offs of wire? Why not use the bases of drawers that have been thrown away to cut bases for up-cycled woven projects?

This booklet contains many useful techniques and some really lovely patterns to inspire you.

pdf download Download Cane and Raffia by Homecrafts c1950

Another source of information for up-cycling items into baskets (if you know of any more please let me know!) is Weaving with newspaper, a really amazing Youtube channel featuring many techniques and projects.

Copyright Sarah Bradberry, 30th June 2014. All rights reserved.

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