A Basketmaker’s Odyssey


A Basketmaker’s Odyssey

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Over, Under, Around & Through

By Lyn Syler & Carolyn Kemp

Basketry’s unique blend of form and function has fired the imaginations of artisans and crafters for generations. Whether you’re making your first or forty-first basket, this book will push the boundaries of your established skills while teaching you new ones to last a lifetime, guiding you through the construction of beautiful handmade baskets that will be used and admired for generations to come.

Lyn Syler (Lyn Siler), author of numerous basketmaking books and renowned basketry instructor, has generously compiled over 24 patterns—some of her own design, some conceived by friends and peers—for a variety of beautiful baskets you can learn to make on your own.

An ideal book for basketmakers in search of new challenges and creative techniques, A Basketmaker’s Odyssey is sure to delight. With detailed drawings and photographs by Carolyn Kemp, the patterns are easy to follow and detailed in every respect. This book truly lives up to Lyn and Carolyn’s reputation for writing exceptionally clear patterns that set the standard for all to follow.

About the Authors

Lyn Syler taught English for fifteen years before turning her teaching skills to basketry, conducting workshops and seminars throughout the country. She is also the author of the How to Make Baskets series, The Basket Book,Handmade Baskets, and The Ultimate Basket Book.  Lyn works and lives in North Carolina where in the early 1990’s she co-founded the North Carolina Basketmakers Association, which continues today as one of the largest basketmaking organizations in the country. Lyn’s has close ties to many basketmakers globally, giving her an extensive resource base.

Carolyn Kemp is a painter, watercolorist, teacher, and author. Her work is in numerous private and public collections. Carolyn lives in Maine and shows her baskets at the Center for Maine Craft in Gardiner and The Island Artisan in Bar Harbor.  Carolyn teaches at various venues around the country as well as at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village near her home. She is a member of the Walpole Artisan Cooperative Gallery in Walpole, NH.


ISBN: 9781626541634 (Paperback)

ISBN: 9781626541924 (Hardcover)

ISBN: 9781626541931 (Spiral)

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