Donna Crispin Weaves New Baskets from Old and Natural Materials

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Seaweed on the beach, cattails in a ditch, grapevines on a trellis, bark on a birch tree — it’s all ancient art waiting to happen for longtime basket weaver Donna Crispin of Eugene, Oregon. With a BLM permit,… Read More

Willow Weaver Crafts a Life at Rose Hill Willow Farm

Howard Peller sorts through his large inventory of assorted types of willow.

NBO member Howard Peller was recently featured in an article in the Daily Jeffersonian newspaper of Cambridge, Ohio. Peller grows about 50 species of willow, harvests it and creates baskets and containers of all kinds. He also sells… Read More