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Find basket weaving workshops, craft festivals and basketry conferences, basketry & fiber arts exhibitions, and calls for entries in our Basketry Calendar.

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Basketry Calendar

Here, Now, and Always

July 2, 2022 - July 9, 2026

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe NM

After 25 years, now fully renewed and reimagined, Here, Now and Always showcases never-before seen items, state of the art technology, and the next generation’s perspectives, illustrating the ways in which the past informs the future, and further positioning MIAC as a world-renowned resource for understanding Native lives, arts, and cultures today.

Information at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Mary Jackson Modern and Contemporary Gallery

October 17, 2022 - December 31, 2025

Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street, Charleston SC

Works in this gallery were created over the past forty years by artists who are native to the area, who have worked here, or who have created objects that reflect the complex story of the region. The works are grouped to reflect several themes including the southern landscape, the human figure, abstraction, and the legacy of slavery in America.

On permanent display at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023

May 26, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington D.C.

Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023 features artists Joe Feddersen (Arrow Lakes/Okanagan), Lily Hope (Tlingit), Ursala Hudson (Tlingit), Erica Lord (Athabaskan/Iñupiat), Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy), and Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). Together, these artists present a fresh and nuanced vision of Native American art. The artists were selected for their work that expresses the honors and burdens that Native artists balance as they carry forward their cultural traditions.

Information at Renwick Gallery

Bok Abaiya – Practiced Hands and the Arts Of Choctaw Basketry

July 22, 2023 - March 30, 2024

Choctaw Cultural Center
1919 Hina Hanta Way, Calera OK

On exhibit – the work of generations of Choctaw basket weavers is displayed alongside contemporary Choctaw art. Come view the exhibit to learn more about the importance of rivercane to Choctaw basket weavers and how modern Choctaw artists are incorporating ancestral basket patterns within their work.

Information at Choctaw Cultural Center

Exhibitions at HGA Convention

September 16, 2023 - March 4, 2024

Handweavers Guild of America has a call to entry for the following 3 exhibitions:

  • Small Expressions 2024
  • Whirlwind of Fibers
  • Explorers of Wind, Wagons, and Wheat

Information and Registration at Handweavers Guild of America 

Art Evolved – Intertwined

December 1, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
703 South 2nd Street, La Connor WA

Artists were invited to participate in this conversation between media to illustrate the continuum between beauty and functionality.

This traveling exhibit features member artists from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and the National Basketry organization.

Information at Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

Fiber in 3D

January 27, 2024 - May 4, 2024

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston TX

Sculptures, vessels, installations, wearables, and three-dimensional work for the wall and floor.  

Information at  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Bark Basketry Basics: On-Demand Basket Weaving Class

February 1, 2024 - December 31, 2034


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Get 75% off because you found us through NBO by using “NEWSUBSCRIBER75” as the Coupon Code on the checkout page.

Inside this course, you’ll learn how to harvest, prepare and store bark, use a variety of simple hand tools to make the process easier and faster, and weave bark using simple techniques like plaiting, twill and twining.

Information and registration at Matt Tommey – Woven Sculpture from Nature

Dorothy McGuinness: Gallery 110 Exhibition

February 1, 2024 - March 2, 2024

Gallery 110
110 Third Avenue South, Seattle WA

NBO member Dorothy McGuinness is exhibiting in the Gallery 110 juried exhibition of new and established artists. 

Information at Gallery 110

Fiber Reimagined II

February 1, 2024 - February 29, 2024

Enter your innovative contemporary art created from fiber and recycled and repurposed mixed media. All submissions must include a fiber material or textile technique. Juried artwork will be featured in the Summer 2024 issue of Fiber Art Now and selected works will be eligible for an onsite exhibition. 

Information at Fiber Art Now

Rib Basketry Basics: On-Demand Basket Weaving Class

February 1, 2024 - December 31, 2034


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Get 75% off since you found us through NBO when you use “NEWSUBSCRIBER75” as the Coupon Code at checkout.

Inside this 25-lesson course you’ll learn how to harvest and prepare materials for weaving, create 4 baskets, including the Egg Basket, Oriole Basket, Hen Basket, and Harvest Basket, weave beautiful lashings, including the God’s Eye, 1/2 God’s Eye, and 3-point lashing, insert ribs to create unique and interesting shapes, and add whimsey and interest to your baskets with vines. 

Information and registration at Matt Tommey – Woven Sculpture from Nature

Twining with Soft Natural Materials: On-Demand Basket Weaving Class

February 1, 2024 - December 31, 2034


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Get 75% off because you found us through NBO by using “NEWSUBSCRIBER75” as the Coupon Code on the checkout page.

 Inside this on-demand video course (accessible on any device 24/7/365), learn to harvest materials like foliage, bark and vines from your garden or local forest, prepare and store the natural materials you collect, and weave baskets using a simple, ancient technique called twining.

Information and registration at Matt Tommey – Woven Sculpture from Nature

Judy Gibson King: Reimagining

February 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Georgetown Art Center
816 South Main Street, Georgetown TX

NBO member Judy Gibson King is featured in the exhibition, “Reimagining – From Upcycling to Abstraction: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary” at the Georgetown Art Center. 

Information at Georgetown Art Center

Judy Zuggish – The Wonders of Willow Bark

February 18, 2024 - February 24, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Learn about growing, harvesting, and preparing willow bark through classroom lectures and then apply it to a selection of basket forms and shapes

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild March Zoom-in Workshops

March 12, 2024 - March 16, 2024


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Columbia Basin Basketry Guild March Zoom-in. 10 classes in 5 days. All online via Zoom.
See full details at Columbia Basin Basketry Guild 

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Zoom-In

- March 16, 2024

A variety of basketry styles will be taught by well-known teachers during this online retreat. All levels welcome.

For more information and registration at Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

 

Judith Saunders: Looped, Twined and Woven Keepsake Pouches

March 17, 2024 - March 23, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Work with several basketry techniques and a variety of materials including bark, twine, and cordage, to create three or more wearable pouches.

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Small Expressions 2023

March 18, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Vanderbilt University
2201 West End Ave, Nashville TN

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition by the Handweavers Guild of America showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media.

Information at  Sarratt Gallery

Judith Saunders: Exploring Design Through Basketry

April 1, 2024 - April 7, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

In this workshop, students will be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques.  Each student will have the opportunity to plan what he/she wants to explore during the week. There will be waxed linen and waxed cotton cords for those who are interested in looping and twining, and an assortment of foraged plant fibers.

Information and registration at Shenandoah Creates

JoAnn Kelly Catsos: Black Ash Basketry

April 8, 2024 - April 14, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

Students will have the unique opportunity to choose their own projects. Weave a quintessential cathead, the ‘octofoil’ twill in a Snowflake Bowl, create a Berkshire Back Pack  or another basket from JoAnn’s website.

Information at Shenandoah Creates

Cannon County Style White Oak Egg Basket

April 14, 2024 - April 20, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Create a seven-inch version of this basket and learn everything from preparing the materials (scraping and cutting weavers and preparing ribs) to weaving and shaping.

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Anne Bowers: A Week of Baskets

April 24, 2024 - April 28, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

Participants will select and create a variety of baskets using differering techniques. Skill level – intermediate to advanced.

Details and registration at Shenandoah Creates.

Northern California Handweavers Conference 2024

April 25, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Doubletree Hilton Hotel – Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree Drive, Rhonert Park CA

Choose from a wide variety of weaving, spinning, dyeing and other fiber arts classes – more info as the date gets closer.

Details, information and registration at Northern California Handweavers Conference

Northeast Basketmakers Guild Spring Gathering

April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Hartford-Bradley Airport Windsor Locks
16 Ella T. Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks CT

Annual gathering with member exhibits, raffle, marketplace, annual meeting, and more.

Information at Northeast Basketmakers Guild

Sandra Kehoe: Stake and Strand Willow Baskets

April 28, 2024 - May 3, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Learn how to weave round stake and strand willow baskets. Gain an introduction to growing, harvesting, sorting, and soaking willow, in addition to traditional basket weaving techniques.

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Jo Campbell Amsler: Step by Step Willow Basketry

April 29, 2024 - May 5, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

Rib-style techniques will be the focus for this class, following the designs of many century old basket styles. Learn about willow as a basket material, making frames for your baskets, and many of the basic techniques of a variety of lashings, rib placement, double rims, split ribs, while perfecting your skill of weaving.

Information at Shenandoah Creates

Discourse: art across generations and continents

May 4, 2024 - May 12, 2024

browngrotta arts
276 Ridgefield Road, Wilton CT

Coming this May: Discourse: art across generations and continents, at browngrotta arts in Wilton, CT

This May, in Discourse: art across generations and continents (May 4 – 12, 2024), browngrotta arts in Wilton, CT, will assemble an eclectic group of artworks that celebrate artists from different countries, who work with varied materials, and represent distinct artistic approaches. Discourse will feature dozens of contemporary art textiles and fiber sculptures. More than 50 artists from 20 countries will be featured. Included will be works from fiber art’s origins 60 years ago, current mixed media works and sculpture, and pieces created in the decades between — spurring a dialogue across generations and across continents.

Baskets from Your Own Backyard

May 5, 2024 - May 11, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Learn to weave rib baskets using materials from your own backyard. Basket making time will be intermixed with exploring our outdoor surroundings for suitable weaving materials including grapevine, bittersweet, red osier, and honeysuckle.

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Stowe Basketry Festival

May 7, 2024 - May 11, 2024

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
728 Mountain Road, Stowe VT

Annual basketry festival and workshops. 

Information at Stowe Basketry Festival

Sarita Westrup: Sculptural Basketry

May 12, 2024 - May 17, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Learn methods for building unique, sculptural forms from reed, wire, and waxed linen. Experiment with techniques such as twining, starting various basket bottoms, and twining backward to create curves.

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Annetta Kraayeveld: Diagonal Twill Immersion

May 13, 2024 - May 19, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

A workshop for students who want an intensive study of diagonal twill plaiting with paper. In addition to the instructor bringing prepared paper for weaving projects, students may also paint and/or dye their own paper during the workshop.

Information at Shenandoah Creates

Northwest Basketweavers Spring Retreat

May 15, 2024 - May 19, 2024

Seabeck Conference Center
13395 Lagoon Dr NW, Seabeck Washington

Annual retreat with workshops, presentations and meeting people.

Registration and membership information at Northwest Basketeweavers 

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women

May 24, 2024 - October 27, 2024

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets NW, Washington DC

The artists in this exhibition took up fiber to complicate this historic marginalization and also revolutionize its import to contemporary art. They drew on personal experiences, particularly their vantage points as women, and intergenerational skills to transform humble threads into resonant and intricate artworks.

Information at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Extraordinary Painted Paper Baskets

May 26, 2024 - June 1, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Master the basic steps for stitching round rope projects, develop techniques for shaping and sizing, and practice adding color and embellishments

Information and registration at John C. Campbell Folk School

Lois Russell: Twined Sculptural Basketry

May 26, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Penland School of Crafts
67 Doras Trail, Penland NC

Explore the many ways to use twining with waxed linen.  All levels very welcome.

Information at Penland School of Craft

Jo Campbell Amsler – Willow Basketry: The Four Sisters

June 11, 2024 - June 15, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

Learn or add to your basic skills in willow construction as you make four rib-style baskets: Gypsy Melon, Sieve, Willow Ridge Herb Basket and Day Tote. Hand strength is needed. Registration opens February 1.

Information at Sievers School 

Small Expressions 2023

July 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 South Main Street, Wichita KS

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition by the Handweavers Guild of America showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media.

Information at  Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 

HGA Convergence 2024

July 11, 2024 - July 17, 2024

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita KS

The Handweavers Guild of America’s international fiber art annual conference.  One week of activities and events.

Information and registration at Handweavers Guild of America

Annetta Kraayeveld – Twill Paper Trays

July 11, 2024

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita KS

Participants will weave with painted paper and learn how color placement of stakes creates a ripple design that continues up the side  of the basket.

At the Handweavers Guild of America’s Convergence conference. Information and registration at Handweavers Guild of America

Annetta Kraayeveld – Diagonal Twill Basics

July 12, 2024

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita KS

Participants will learn the basics of base construction, turning corners, weaving the sides, and counting rows as well as two rimming options.

At the Handweavers Guild of America’s Convergence conference. Information and registration at Handweavers Guild of America

Basketry: Covered Coiling

August 7, 2024 - August 10, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

The covered coil technique uses one continuous length of core material, wound around or on top of itself in an expanding or decreasing spiral and lends itself to a wide variety of expressions. Silk, wool, cotton or novelty yarns will be used to cover the core material and attention given to shaping, rims and embellishing.

More information at registration available after February 1 at Sievers School

Lois Russell: New Uses of an Ancient Technique

August 11, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
5 Clary Rd, Williamsburg MA

Beginning with skill building, the workshop includes using color and shaping to create unique baskets with waxed linen.

Information at Snow Farm 

Splint-Woven Basketry

August 12, 2024 - August 17, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

Work at your own skill level on projects of your choice, with assistance, advice and encouragement from the instructor. Projects may include ribbed baskets, traditional round bottom and market baskets or twill-woven baskets. Suitable for beginners to intermediates.

Information and registration available after February 1 at Sievers School

Anne Bowers – Basketry

October 15, 2024 - October 21, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

A workshop for students wanting to master their weaving and shaping skills on more traditional baskets or deep dive into rib style baskets.

Information and registration at Shenandoah Creates

Lois Russell: New Uses of an Ancient Technique

October 22, 2024 - October 28, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

Using colorful waxed linen thread, participants will learn basic twining before moving to creating  patterns with two and three colors and learning to control the shape of a piece.Participants will then learn how to make three different bases and begin a second basket.

Information at Shenandoah Creates

Small Expressions 2023

January 24, 2025 - May 25, 2025

Dennos Museum Center
1410 College Drive, Traverse City MI

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition by the Handweavers Guild of America showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media.

Information at Dennos Museum Center 

Art Evolved – Intertwined

February 1, 2025 - March 1, 2025

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton MA

Artists were invited to participate in this conversation between media to illustrate the continuum between beauty and functionality.

This traveling exhibit features member artists from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and the National Basketry organization.

Information at Fuller Craft Museum.

Art Evolved: Intertwined

January 27, 2026 - April 26, 2026

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
565 5th Avenue, Laurel MS

Artists were invited to participate in this conversation between media to illustrate the continuum between beauty and functionality.

This traveling exhibit features member artists from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and the National Basketry organization.

Information at  Lauren Rogers Museum of Ar

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