Craft in America – Mary Jackson: Memory

(Photo – Craft in America) Take 10 and enjoy Mary Jackson reminisce about sweetgrass baskets, her family, and generational teachers.

Art Evolved: Intertwined

The National Basketry Organization is excited to announce a special project with the Studio Art Quilt Associates. NBO is collaborating with SAQA on a traveling exhibition Art Evolved: Intertwined. The exhibition will travel around the country for three… Read More

Basketry at Yosemite National Park

Enjoy this informative and comprehensive online exhibition of  old and contemporary baskets that served the many purposes in the lives and culture of Yosemite’s first peoples.

Barbara Shapiro

As a textile artist, I draw inspiration from the study of historic and indigenous textiles. In an age where craftsmanship is often replaced by wit and whimsy, I am a staunch advocate of looking deeper into the traditions… Read More

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze at the Cahoon Museum

As part of the “Interwoven” exhibit at the Cahoon Museum, NBO member Elizabeth Whyte Schulze gives a talk about her work and her process.

“Carriers of our Culture”

Enjoy a look-back article from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival written by C. Kurt Dewhurst, Marsha MacDowell and Marjorie Hunt. Across North America and throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Native people are engaged in artistic activities deeply rooted in the… Read More

Remembering Jackie Abrams

Photo by Jeff Lewis   We mark the passing of a beloved and talented teacher, artist, mentor, and so many other things to so many people. Jackie was most recently an instructor at the NBO Conference in Bowling… Read More

Dorothy McGuinness: The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry

Congratulations to NBO member Dorothy McGuinness on the publication of her book “The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry: Explorations in Diagonal Twill”! Check out her new book here…

Afro-Libyan Cultural Traditions

Basketry — the intricate interlacing, tying and braiding of dyed and dried palm leaves into baskets, trays, carpets and wall decor, is a thousand-year-old tradition in Tuareg. (Continue reading…)

Helen Leaf

  I work with ply-split braiding and fibre basketry techniques, making bowls, baskets and vessels. Wool is my preferred weaving fibre, and I also work with bark and plant fibres. I make my own tools and draw on… Read More