Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award

Winner of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award at HGA's Small Expressions, 2014

Heading Home Late Wins An Award : Handweavers Guild of America has announced award recipients for Convergence® Providence Exhibits. Small Expressions 2014 included a number of NBO member participants and Lois Russell has been announced the recipient of… Read More

A Measure of the Earth

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition “A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets” at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. “A Measure of the Earth” celebrates the generous gift of seventy-nine baskets to… Read More

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Cherokee River Cane Basketry Class

Watch as a class learns the secrets to weaving with this beautiful, durable basket material used by the Cherokee nation as long ago as 600 A.D. The shape and patterns appear deceptively simple, but the techniques require special care and attention.

Make “Color Play”

For all level of weavers this colorful reed basket can be made thanks to instructions provided by NBO Lifetime Achievement Award winning basket maker Flo Hoppe (email: fghoppe@aol.com) Three-rod wale is the basic weave for this basket, but… Read More

Lois Russell

Winner of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award at HGA's Small Expressions, 2014

When I began making baskets in the 1980s, I made very useful baskets. Now I make very useless baskets. I have worked with fiber all my life, knitting, weaving, sewing, hooking rugs with my grandmothers…and I still do… Read More

Reflections on the 7th Biennial NBO Conference

The 7th biennial NBO conference was held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 8 to 13, 2013. NBO is pleased to announce that our 7th biennial conference will be held at Arrowmont School… Read More

All Things Considered VII – 2013

Juried and Invitational Basketry Exhibit ~ Arrowmont and Fuller Craft Museum The exhibition coincided with the NBO conference Tradition and Innovation, October 8-13, 2013. A second venue for the exhibition was held at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton,… Read More

Selecting a White Oak Tree for Basketry

Finding the right tree is not easy, but time spent locating a good one pays off when the splitting begins. The best tree for splints is found in hollows, in rich bottomland soil or the lower part of… Read More

Video: How to Lash the Rim of a Splint Basket

This short video shows how to lash a typical splint basket rim, including details how to stop and start lashing   Excerpted from the iBook, How to Make the Mule Skinner Basket Easy-to-weave, carry-all basket made for the long… Read More