Lois Walpole: Toxic Basketry

One of the recent panels held during Virtually Woven included a conversation around the use of recycled materials and the responsible sourcing of other materials, dyes, etc. “These are people who are also genuinely concerned about the environment… Read More

Charleston Sweetgrass Basket Tradition Fights for Survival

In an article for “The State” newspaper, Caitlin Bird examines how, “Today, these makers, who call themselves sewers, speak of a discouraging reality intertwined with a personal quest to keep a Gullah tradition alive.” (Photo of Betty Manigault).

How to Add Your Events to the NBO Calendar

Here is a resource to guide you through the process of adding your event to the NBO calendar. There is no charge for this service, and you can at listings at any time. We encourage you to post… Read More

Resources for Teaching Fees and Contracts

These recommendations are the results of over a full year of discussions held by the informal Teachers Zoom group, facilitated by NBO. This evolving group of over 40 basketry instructors from across the US and beyond met regularly… Read More

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

NBO From the Archives

Take time out to enjoy archived issues of the NBO Magazine. More to come! (Above: Work by Tina Becker)                      

Demystifying the Jurying Process

Since one of the best ways for an artist to show their work is through entering juried exhibitions, we recently asked three respected jurors to explain something about what they look for when jurying a show.  We posed… Read More

Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry from 1890 to 1940

Kristin Schwain, co-curator of “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America” presents a lecture and slideshow, “Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry from 1890 to 1940.” The event took place at the Whatcomb Museum in Bellingham, Washington,… Read More

Pat Hickman – “Art Baskets: Breaking Boundaries” Event Lecture

Shown above: “Akin”, (detail), Pat Hickman and David Soo. Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.   Pat Hickman gives the closing lecture for All Things Considered IX: Basketry in the 21st Century, presented by the National Basketry Organization at the… Read More

Capturing Your Work With Photography

“Many artists and craftspeople feel that too much emphasis is put on the kinds of photos that they present of their work. It seems like the work should speak for itself, right? Actually, there are reasons why images… Read More