A Measure of the Earth: The Cole Ware Basket Collection

A short film by Billy Ray Sims. Produced in conjunction with the exhibition “A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets” at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

11 Plant Materials You Can Use to Make a Hat

Enjoy this collection of Asian hats donated by Barbara Park.

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

Anne Bowers

My very first baskets were made when I was in the Girl Scouts, earning my basket weaving badge. Having grown up in a family where hand skills in many areas were encouraged, basketry was natural for me. Almost… Read More

National Basketry Organization Conference Announcement

Important Announcement about the upcoming NBO Biennial Conference !

#BasketryJoinHands

If you’re working in isolation because of the pandemic, post an image of your work-in-progress to Instagram, including #basketryjoinhands  —  then follow the hashtag on Instagram to connect with other artists in the same situation. We’re all in… Read More

Take a Break and Read the Fall 2019 Issue of Basketry+ Magazine

Take time for some self-care and inspiration…

Sally Metcalf in “What Women Create” Magazine

Enjoy a wonderful (and colorful!) profile on NBO member Sally Metcalf in “What Women Create” magazine.  (Click on image below).  

2019 NBO Lifetime Achievement Awardees Joanna Schanz and Jane Sauer

This award recognizes  the work of individuals whose work has influenced the field of American basketry and acknowledges superior achievement over the course of an entire career. Those who win this award are living role models that have… Read More

Guilds for Basketmakers

NBO works to support the many guilds throughout the country and in Canada. These guilds are the bedrock of basketry education, offering a local or regional welcome to people interested in basketry. Each guild is independent and plans its own programs, welcoming new members and visitors alike. Following is a compiled list of the many guilds and their locations, along with the website or Facebook link for contact information.