Nan MacDonald

Nan MacDonald, a traditional basket weaver and teacher of indigenous basketry, shares ancestral roots from Americas NE and SE Woodland peoples. Utilizing Oregon White Ash, Red Cedar and Natural Dyes allows Nan to explore the cross sharing of… Read More

Donate to the NBO Annual Appeal!

Images from NBO Close Up. Above from left: Peggy Thrasher, Sherri West, Shirley Albrecht, Michele Hament, Jennifer Zurick Dear Friends of NBO: This has been an extraordinary year, with challenges we never anticipated. NBO is embracing this time… Read More

NBO Presents!

NBO Presents programs are produced regularly and feature variety of basketry topics, makers, and methods. Missed and event? Watch it here!

Barbara Osborne

  My art is founded on a deep respect for the materials I use. A pine tree can be a hundred feet tall, rocks are millions of years old. All of them have stories: how they were formed,… Read More

Shan Goshorn Exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum

The Gilcrease Museum is hosting an exhibition of the work by Shan Goshorn, on display through March of 2021. Here are two short films examining the life, legacy and “Weaving History in to Art”.   Explore the legacy… Read More

Lissa-Jane de Sailles

  Lissa is an Australian fiber artist residing on the South Coast of New South Wales where she teaches and exhibits her work regularly. My inspiration comes from the patterns and repetitive cycles of the natural world. Initially… Read More

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