Welcome new NBO member Rewild Portland, an environmental education focused organization serving Portland, Oregon and the surrounding wild and rural communities. Their mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions, and… Read More
Congratulations to #NBObasketartist, Jean Poythress Koon on the new book about her basketry. Written by a former student, Hetty van Gurp, Creative Coiling celebrates the innovative basketry of Jean Poythress Koon who has inspired many basketmakers to break away from the traditions of pine needle coiling.
I learned from a friend in 1986 how to make pine needle baskets, and I have had a passion for this craft ever since. Over the years I have made a variety of basket types by using an… Read More
Peggy Wiedemann has two pieces in Fantastic Fibers 2015, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 to June 6, 2015.
Candice DuCoin is the winner of the NBO AWARD presented at the “Stars of Weaving” exhibit at the TBWA 2015 Convention.
#NBObasketartist Peggy Wiedemann wrote to share where her coiled pineneedle sculpture is or will soon be on exhibit early in 2015.
I first heard about pine needle baskets in the late 70’s when my sister-in-law was taking some classes. The idea of making something by hand using natural materials was very interesting but it never occurred to me to… Read More