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

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Video highlights of an ancient art

Make “Color Play”

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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

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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

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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