MY PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS
"COILED ART WITH PINE NEEDLES-REVISED EDITION" This book is for beginners as well as experienced coilers who want to learn more. It includes all the original Coiled Art text, including Basics for Beginners, the stitch glossary, lids, inserts, handles, loops, beading, shaping, everything. Booklet: $10.50 includes shipping. How to order.
"COILED ART WITH PINE NEEDLES AND RAFFIA" Covers everything from beginner to most advanced techniques. Very thorough and complete. Compilation of my original publications plus more. Many illustrations. Booklet: SOLD OUT - no longer available. Purchase "Revised" instead..
"BIRCH BARK QUILL BOX PRIMER" All the basics thoroughly explained, with illustrations and templates. Booklet: $6.50 includes shipping. How to order.
GORGEOUS BASKET JEWELRY: Gemstones in gold filled settings for your coiled baskets. Prices vary. How to order.
Iris Teneriffe Pattern: Explanation and diagrams for weaving the iris. How to order.
Illustrated coiling pattern: $4.00 includes shipping. How to order.
Lake Superior Agate Inserts - click for pricing. Agate photos and information.
COMING SOON: Basket Jewelry - click for pricing.
Reed and Coiled Basket Patterns: Various patterns for reed and coiled baskets. How to order.
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Once a piece, any shape, is knotted and spoke-strung for teneriffe, working
a design is very simple. In most cases, for our purposes, it is begun from
the center, where the spokes cross, and worked outward. The spokes
themselves determine, to a large degree, the shape of a design, because the
peaks and flairs are the natural shapes that result from weaving in and out
of the spokes. Once that's understood, interpretation of any picture of
teneriffe becomes very simple. And the weave is just 'in and out,' like how
the most basic reed basket weave is worked. To create boundaries, simply go
around your predetermined edge spoke(s) and then back again, and the weave automatically
As for patterns, any photo of a teneriffe piece will serve perfectly as a
pattern. And there are some beauties on the internet, including in the PNG
Gallery. If a certain photo is hard to see, and you have a decent graphics
program, such as Paint Shop Pro, you can enlarge the photo to the point
where it is readable as a pattern.
This works--trust me! It's how I do it; it's the only way I've ever done it.
To avoid copyright infringement, and also because it's nice to make it your
own individual creation, alter it. Look at a piece that you like but don't
love and imagine what you would change to make it perfect for you. Then do
The following graphics are an example of this type of alteration. The first graphic is an illustration similar to a graphic I had seen elsewhere. The second is my interpretation of it. I envisioned the bird with a rounded tail, a French knot for the eye, more bulk on the lower wings beyond the joints.
Someone else's bird
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