Twining Cedar: Material Traditions

From the Smithsonian National Museum of National History, a wonderful resource led by Haida master weaver Delores Churchill, who learned from master Tsimshian weaver Flora Mather, work began with a red cedar bark harvesting and processing workshop in Metlakatla.

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

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.