Japanese Basketry Knots. Cane Wrapped Rocks by Basketeer. by Elsa Mora | Nov 3, 2014 | Blog, Fiber | 35 comments * I am in love with this unique work that I found on this Flickr portfolio. There isn’t any information available about the artist, but if you know anything I would love to hear it. Images © Basketeer ↓ FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleTumblrEmailLinkedIn Related Subscribe To Our NewsletterJoin our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team. SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! 35 Comments Lorena on November 3, 2014 at 3:34 am ¡Qué preciosidad, Elsita! Son una finura. Gracias por compartir. Un beso, Lorena Lorena recently posted..Work in progress Reply Irene on November 4, 2014 at 7:19 pm I have seen these pictures on Flickr. This person is making exact copies of the work of a well-known weaver and stone sculptor. It is unfortunate that she is passing this off as her own creations. Reply Moonmonkey on May 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm The artist you are talking about is Deloss Webber. I don’t see ANYWHERE that this person is “passing these off” as their idea. I have made similar objects as an artist well before I knew Deloss existed!! I guess if someone makes a Tamari ball, they must be passing themselves off as the one person who came up with the idea?! Or someone who paints the same landscape as someone else! Every brush stroke, every stitch, every photo taken is a step in the independent development of one’s own art. Reply Nicole on February 25, 2016 at 7:44 am If this artist has seen it somewhere else, made by someone else, and then made it themselves without crediting the other designer, then that is, indeed, “passing it off as their own”. Reply Kathy on November 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm I would love to learn how to make these rocks. How did you go about this? Reply Nikki on February 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm I would love to learn how to do this type of weaving. Anyone know where there are instructions? Reply Donna Sakamoto Crispin on March 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm Many of these knots are traditional Japanese basketry embellishments. I saw Mr. Webber’s beautiful creations many years ago in Seattle. I have also seen them by an artist in San Francisco, at the Asian Art Museum. Looking at many books, and trial and error, I wrote a booklet, with color photos on how to re-create some of the knots on a basket. I don’t give specific instructions for putting them on a rock, but you can certainly transfer the techniques once you’ve practiced them a few times. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with any of the comments above, but does that mean that Mr. Webber is copying Japanese basketweavers, and if so, how do you give credit when it is an ancient technique? Reply Gitta Cooper on March 14, 2016 at 4:01 pm Would love to buy your little booklet, is it available? Reply Donna on March 17, 2016 at 12:18 am I am having some booklets printed at this moment. They won’t be here for a week. $15 plus $2 postage in the U.S. I take Paypal, or you can send a personal check. Just to be clear, my booklet shows how to put the knots on baskets. You can transfer this knowledge to rocks. I do have a supplement, which I will send you at the time of payment, that specifically shows how to put the first knot on a rock. Reply Isobel Salole on March 28, 2016 at 10:35 am Hello Donna,I would love to get a copy of your booklet and supplement. I am in Canada but can certainly send you the US funds via Paypal. Please advise on next step. Thanks, isobel Reply Donna on March 28, 2016 at 11:04 am hi Isobel, Please send me your email address, and I can send a Paypal invoice. Reply Isobel Salole on March 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm Comment Hi Donna, Here it is. Reply Isobel Salole on March 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm Here it is. Reply Kathy on April 10, 2016 at 9:22 pm I would like to be notified when a copy of your instructions is available. Thanks. Kathy Reply Donna on April 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm Please contact me through my blog:donnacrispin.blogspot.com Thanks, Kathy! Reply Jeanne Paglio on February 28, 2017 at 9:37 am Donna, I’m very interested in acquiring your book. I absolutely love this art. Reply Jeanne Paglio on February 28, 2017 at 9:41 am Please email a paypal invoice for your booklet to JMPag9@aol.com Reply Margaret on April 29, 2017 at 8:08 pm Hello, I happened upon this comments string, and am also interested in the booklet your are selling. Please let me know if this is still available? I see that these comments are from 2016. Thank you, Margaret Reply JAMIE Gentry on January 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm Aloha Donna, Is your booklet still available? Can you send me a preview? If so, I would like to purchase Mahalo in advance Jamie Reply donna on January 21, 2018 at 11:46 am hi Jamie, Please send me another message which includes your email. Thanks, Donna Reply Cornelia Ligon on April 18, 2018 at 11:49 pm I HAVE JUST COME ACROSS THIS THREAD AND AM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING YOUR KNOTTING DIRECTIONS. firstname.lastname@example.org Reply Susan Ferguson on April 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm Is your booklet still available? If so, please let me know how to order one. Thanks! Reply donna on April 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm hi Susan, Please contact me through my blog: donnacrispin.blogspot.com I will need your email when you write to me. Thanks, Donna Reply donna on March 28, 2016 at 9:02 pm This isn’t working, Isobel. Please feel free to check out my blog, donnacrispin.blogspot.com (And everyone else.) I’m a basketweaver, and I also make paper cord in the Japanese manner, for weaving. Reply donna on April 10, 2016 at 10:19 pm Kathy, Please contact me through my blog: donnacrispin.blogspot.com Reply Peggy McCarson on June 20, 2016 at 5:20 pm I would like your instructions for the knots. I can do paypal. Reply Cynthia atkinson on January 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm Dear Donna, I have been searching fir a long time for instructions, as I am also wanting to wrap some rocks with cane. Have done a bit already with waxed linen. Please tell me how I can order your booklet. Thank you so much! Reply Lucy S Dillon on March 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm Hi,I am interested in purchasing your book on knots for putting on rocks. thanks. Reply Michele OReilly on July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm by any chance is the booklet still available? I am working in Ply-split braiding and am interested in applying the knots with the braiding. Reply Linda Spreen on August 10, 2017 at 11:06 pm Hi This is Linda Spreen again. Can you tell me how long it will be before you send the instructions? Also can you email me what I need to buy ahead of time so I’m ready to go when it arrives? Thanks for all your help. Linda Reply Thomas on September 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 bapyl Reply Helen Culwell on December 26, 2017 at 7:58 am I love these designs and wondering if there is a tutorial for wrapping one? Thank you for sharing! Helen email@example.com Reply Zoe Walton Hansen on January 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm I’d love to buy your booklet Zoe Reply LastGabrielle on January 24, 2018 at 7:28 am I have noticed you don’t monetize your page, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn additional bucks every month because you’ve got high quality content. 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