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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My preference is straight beeswax, though some people mix it with paraffin. I'll explain how I
Melt wax in double boiler set-up (I use a recycled soup can). Once water is boiling, turn to
simmer, as wax can suddenly flare (has never happened to me -- good). Preheat oven to its
lowest setting (under 200 degrees). Use a sponge-on-a-stick to glob the wax all over the
basket. It'll look awful and you'll be filled with fear, but proceed anyway. This gets very
drippy, so cover working surface if you don't want to scrape wax later. When oven is fully
preheated, put pathetic looking basket on an old cookie sheet or one that is wrapped with
aluminum foil. Bake around 20 minutes.
You'll know when the process is complete because, though the basket will look wet, all the
wax will be completely absorbed and the surface smooth--original condition. Take it out. Though it will
be quite warm, you can handle it immediately; shape with your hands, if
needed. Let it cool (I put it outside to accomplish this quickly). Voilà! One tough basket.
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