Wheat Weaving & Straw Art
Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft
Wheat weaving is an ancient folk art made to celebrate a successful harvest. Today straw designs are admired for their beauty and intricacy. In this volume, professional straw artist Linda D. Beiler provides expert advice on the tools and materials needed to get started, tips on preparing the straw, and 22 step-by-step projects for mastering the techniques of plaiting, folding, and spiraling, and for combining techniques and adding decorative touches. Helpful series photographs demonstrate the process for creating hearts, bows, Arabic cages, Welsh fans, and a variety of abstract pieces.
About the Author:
Linda D. Beiler lives in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, and is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, an artist in education with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a member of the National Association of Wheat Weavers.
164 pages, 476 color photos.