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

Mary Butcher – So You Want to be a Basketmaker…

But how to go about it? Here are some tips and thoughts that may help you approach work in this, or perhaps many other, handskilled crafts.

More To Consider 2 – A Look Back

Enjoy this wonderful slideshow of the More to Consider 2 exhibition held at the NBO Conference this past July in Tacoma, Washington. Thanks to all who participated, and to Karen Gubitz for this wonderful look back!

Instructional Video: Spiral Weave Basket

NBO is pleased to offer a new, instructional video for basket makers of all levels. Flo Hoppe demonstrates, in step-by-step detail, how to create a spiral weave basket done with a 3-rod wale. All the techniques in this basket are… Read More

Willow Resource Guide

The Winter 2015 issue of the Quarterly Review Magazine included a resource guide for willow materials. Download this free resource, and  visit our online shop to purchase a copy of this special issue! Download your copy of the… Read More

Donna Crispin Weaves New Baskets from Old and Natural Materials

Seaweed on the beach, cattails in a ditch, grapevines on a trellis, bark on a birch tree — it’s all ancient art waiting to happen for longtime basket weaver Donna Crispin of Eugene, Oregon. With a BLM permit,… Read More

Video: A Playful, Sculptural Approach to Basketry

Instructor Natalie Miebach leads students through a nontraditional process of creating beautiful woven sculptures based on stories each participant created at a recent National Basketry Organization Conference.

Video: Black Ash Weaving Class

See and learn how JoAnn and Steve Catsos lead a class from black ash tree splitting to finished baskets in this workshop from the 2013 National Basketry Organization Conference.

Video: 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

Easy Flower Vase

A future Mother-In-Law, and friend of basketmaker and NBO Board Member, Beth Hester wanted something special for the family’s upcoming rehearsal dinner party. So, Beth suggested they weave a basket around their antique Blue Mason Jars.
Step-by-step instructions.