Jeannet Leendertse

  Born in The Netherlands, I spent much of my childhood crafting with fabric, using my grandmother’s hand-crank sewing machine. I chose to study graphic design, and at 27 left for New York in search of an internship…. Read More

Candace Pratt

  As a child, I dreamed of being an astronaut; as an adult, scuba diving the coral reefs of the Pacific has fulfilled that other-worldly vision. It was these treasured times with individuals from these island nations that… Read More

Virtually Woven 2021

What a smashing success!

NBO Members: Every 1 Exhibition

NBO members are  invited to submit work for the NBO all-inclusive exhibition: Every 1. The exhibition will be held virtually due to Covid 19. This exhibition is being offered in conjunction with the online gathering Virtually Woven 2021,… Read More

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

The Exquisite Basketry of the Angami Nagas

Nagaland, a state in the north east of India, is home to the Naga tribes. The Nagas are known for their superlative skills in the craft of basketry.

NBO Presents: Studio Tour with Charissa Brock TAKE TWO

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021 4PM Pacific, 5PM Mountain, 6PM Central, 7PM Eastern Lindsay Ketterer Gates will be our host as we visit Charissa Brock’s Studio near Portland, Oregon. Rescheduled due to technical difficulties – please use the link… 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

NBO 2020 Annual Appeal

This has been an extraordinary year, with challenges we never anticipated. NBO is embracing this time to find opportunities to better serve our members and the larger basketry community across the country and around the world. Please help us with this important work by supporting the Annual Appeal.