Danielle Bodine in Two Person Exhibit

“Alien Fruit Basket” - 31”LX10”HX9”W Random weave vessel – collaged with bamboo paper. Vessel is filled with objects. – made by casting paper on funnels, removed and reformed, painted, dyed, collaged and embellished with a variety of objects. Photo credit: Michael Stadler

Amanda Salm : Handful of Salt

Equilibrium, a coiled horsehair sculpture by Amanda Salm

#NBObasketartist Amanda Salm has been featured in an article in the latest issue of a Handful of Salt. Handful of Salt is the home of the modern artisanal movement, covering the intersection of craft and design. They write about many design topics in a quarterly print publication, weekly e-newsletter as well as online and on social media platforms. The article about Amanda and her coiled horsehair basketry is titled, Of Cowboys and Artisans: Amanda Salm.


NYC Gallery Openings presents this video of the exhibit ELEMENTALS: WOMEN SCULPTING ANIMISM open at Cavin-Morris Gallery through December 13, 2014. #NBObasketartist participants include Dawn Nichols Walden, Polly Adams Sutton and Charissa Brock.


Shannon Weber : Making It In Crafts II


Shannon is a nationally known artist of contemporary mixed media fiber who’s main focus is on vessel multi layer surface design. http://www.shannonweber.com/

#NBObasketartist Shannon Weber from Cottage Grove, Oregon is featured amongst 60 artists in Making it in Crafts ll Invitational” at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette ongoing until Dec 28th 2014. She has shared that she will start a new round of exhibits and workshops in March 2015. See more of Shannon’s creations at www.shannonweber.com or stop by her Facebook Page Shannon Weber Woven Forms & Assemblage


Donna Crispin : Cloth, Paper, Scissors Q&A

Donna Crispin - Woven Collar



Portrait of Donna Crispin


#NBObasketartist Donna Sakamoto Crispin has been featured in an artist Q&A by Cloth Paper Scissors published by Interweave.

Five in CraftForms 2014

Five NBO members will have work in CraftForms 2014 at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania.  Shown here are: Dona Anderson, CostumeAmanda Salm, Equilibrium; Lois Russell, Habitat: a.mellifeura; Nancy Koenigsberg, Rouge and Peggy Wiedemann, Hanging OutThe exhibition will run from December 5 to January 31, 2015.


Spirits Headed to Gravers Lane

Jan Hopkins "Spirits" Lunaria seed pod centers, weathered Hydrangea petals, cedar bark, ostrich shell beads, Tibetan prayer beads; waxed linen looped and hand sewn 10.5"l x 16"w x 16"h

Jan Hopkins piece, “Spirits” fresh from exhibit with Considering the Kylix is on its way to GRAVERS LANE GALLERY, 8405 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Jan announces the shift of venue here on her blog.


Quad-Cities Basketry Gets Radish Write-up

Quad-cities in the Radish

Quad-Cities Basketry Guild recently got a write up about their activities in the Radish, an online and print magazine. President Sue Tucker explained the activities of the nearly twenty year old group of basket makers from in and around the Quad City area. The Quad Cities is a group of five cities straddling the Mississippi River on the Iowa–Illinois boundary. These cities, Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline (in Illinois), are the center of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area. The guild meets monthly in Moline, IL and are in the planning stages for a two day event in January 2015 where participants will make a two-handled laundry basket. Read the Radish article and learn more about Quad-Cities Basketry Guild.

Quad-Cities Basketry Guild is a guild partner with the National Basketry Guild. NBO works to support the many guilds throughout the country and in Canada. These guilds are the bedrock of basketry education, offering a local or regional welcome to people interested in basketry. Each guild is independent and plans its own programs. If you want to learn more about basketry or find a group in your area, stop by the Guilds for Basketmakers page. The guilds presented there have registered as Guild members of NBO and all of them welcome new members. We encourage you to contact them if you are a beginner or if you are an experienced basket maker looking for a community. The page is segmented by geographic area to make it easy to find a basketmaking community near you. You can find out more about how your local guild can partner with the NBO or become an individual NBO member yourself by visiting the Join NBO page or email us at info@nationalbasketry.com.

Elizabeth Runyon In First Solo Basketry Exhibit

Critter by Elizabeth Runyon

Elizabeth has written to share that she is having her first solo exhibit. Twisted Traditions: The Contemporary Basketry of Elizabeth Runyon opens Oct. 30 at the Zanesville (Ohio) Museum of Art and continues through Dec. 6. She will also present an artist lecture there on Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM  and a workshop on Nov. 21, 2014. Read more about Elizabeth’s work on her Featured Member’s page here on the National Basketry Organization website.

World of Threads Weekly Fiber Artist Interview

Dorothy McGuinness - Chevron

Read the latest World of Threads Weekly Fiber Artist Interview about #NBObasketartist Dorothy McGuinness of Everett, WA.

Dorothy will be exhibiting in the 2014 World of Threads Festival exhibition Solo Shows & Installations in the Corridor Galleries at the main festival venue Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She was interviewed about her work in advance of this event. The interview includes 45 photos of Dorothy at work and of her finished creations. Also covered is how Dorothy became involved in basketry, the teachers who have influenced her over the years and many print resources she relies on.

Her interview will remain available in the archive of World of Threads Weekly Fiber Artist Interviews