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).  

#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

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.

About NBO

The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has over 650 members, most of whom live in the United States and Canada. Although most of NBO’s members are basket makers, membership includes collectors, gallery owners, scholars, craft and art schools and museums.

NBO Member Gallery

If you are an NBO member, you too can share your work in this online member gallery.  Details and instructions follow – have a look, be inspired!

Giving Tuesday – December 3rd

The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote awareness, inspire creativity, and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry. With your support, we can continue to create… 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

Sheri Smith

A passion for color, basketry, fiber and the outdoors has taken me on an exploration in the countless ways a pine needle basket can be created. I recently discovered wine bottle foil.  A new use for fine wine!… Read More

2019 NBO Conference Sponsors

Please join with us in thanking and supporting these fine organizations for sponsoring the 2019 Tradition and Innovation in Basketry 10 Conference: