About NBO

Quad-cities in the Radish

The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has …

Jan Thomas

The Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s in conjunction with the resurgent interest in Fine Crafts as art, elevated woman’s domestic crafts and decorative arts to a viable artistic means to express the female experience and to enact… Read More

Barbara Shapiro in “Great Basin Basketry”

NBO member Barbara Shapiro will be exhibiting her “Sedori  Cane Vessel” in this Handweavers Guild of America international  juried exhibit. The juried exhibit features  functional or nonfunctional, traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques. Barbara’s piece measures 36… Read More

Willow Bark Class

Follow the processing and weaving steps as Jennifer Heller Zurick teaches a willow bark weaving class at the 2013 NBO Biennial Conference: Tradition & Innovation in Basketry VII

French Randing Variations: Blocks, Zigzags, and Floats

 Enjoy this article by Flo Hoppe and Cynthia Taylor: ” As we kept digging for examples, analyzing baskets, and looking at weave structures from different perspectives, we were a bit amazed by all the variations that could be… Read More

Rachel Chambers

My work focuses on use of found materials and inventiveness.  Looking to biology and geography as my inspiration, I am creating landscapes and sculptures of texture and …