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I love process photography. Lots of visual instruction in the craft books with which I have been involved on Chair Caning, Gourd Crafting, Hawaiian Crafts and Basket Weaving.


Background Information

I was an elementary school teacher for four years before starting The Caning Shop in Berkeley in 1971.   I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1967 in Geography.   I've authored and co-authored 13 craft books.

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments

The Caner's Handbook and The Complete Guide to Chair Caning;
Gourd Crafting: The Complete Book Gourd Craft, Making Gourd Musical Instruments, Gourd Pyrography, Complete Book of Gourd Carving, Making Gourd Dolls and Spirit Figures, Gourd Musical Instruments;
Hawaiian crafts: How to Make Hawaiian Musical Instruments, How to Make Hawaiian Ribbon Leis, How to Weave Hawaiian Coconut Palm Fronds;
Basketry: Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark

Additional Information

Currently I'm finishing a book on Fiber Techniques on Gourds for Lark Books and a children's book on weaving Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets for Mutual Publishing in Honolulu.

Contact Information
The Caning Shop
926 Gilman Street 
Berkeley CA 94710   usa
Contact Author: Jim Widess


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