Practical Basketry. This book provides a practical guide to enable people of all ages and abilities to the making and creating of a multitude of different baskets. Originally published in 1916. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.