Baskets are a simple but stylish way to organise your home. These hard-working multitasks not only provide practical storage solutions but they are also decorative and instantly add texture and warmth to any room. Handled, woven, lined, coloured, patterned and lidded - there are so many options when it comes to choosing the baskets you display around your home to fit your needs and style.
This book will teach you how to master the versatile art of basketry. Each of the four chapters tackles the different materials and their subsequent techniques, including grasses, rope, twine and cane. Learn how to add pattern and colour to your woven wonders as you create a colourful collection of 15 storage accessories of your own.
The projects include laundry baskets, baskets with lids, rope bags, a picnic basket, a gorgeous woven lampshade and a stylish collection of patterned tableware. Discover more about this tactile craft as Tabara N'Diaye explores its history and origins through her Senegalese roots. With clear instructions accompanied by the beautiful lifestyle photography and illustrations throughout, Baskets demystifies the art of basket-making for makers at all levels.
About Tabara N'Diaye:
Tabara N'Diaye is the co-founder of La Basketry, a home ware brand which specialises in baskets designed in collaboration with a group of female artisans in her native Senegal.
Since its launch in 2017, Tabara’s range of products has been featured by leading UK press and are currently stocked at the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum. She recently released her first book ‘Baskets’, in partnership with Quadrille Publishing.
A keen basket maker herself, Tabara is on a mission to bring attention to some of the world's most ancient crafts with basketry techniques and modern creations that will inspire and delight.