How to Make Raffia Hats, Bags & Baskets by Liz Doyle
paperback, 62 pages, 1992, out of print
Converting a tightly-wrapped bundle of raffia into a stylish hat or basket can be a very satisfying pastime. It's also simple and economical -- even financially rewarding once you become proficient. Liz Doyle's book takes you diagrammatically step-by-step through the techniques of plaiting, starting and shaping crowns and brims, in designs ranging from a straight-brimmed sunhat to a sou'wester.
There are instructions also for a variety of baskets, including simple storage and carry baskets, an old-fashioned flower trug, and a coiled basket based on an Aboriginal design.
from the Back Cover