Craft in America: Pomo Coiled Baskets

Take a moment to enjoy this video from PBS, December of 2018. Grace Hudson Museum Curator Sherrie Smith-Ferri on Pomo coil baskets. Bonus video from CALIFORNIA episode.

Contemporary Basketry: Two-Dimensional

Work by Mary Thompson, this week on Carol Eckert’s blog, Contemporary Basketry.

SAVE THE DATES – NBO CONFERENCE JUNE 20 to 24, 2023

We are pleased to announce a return to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, for our 11th Biennial Conference!

How a Century-Old Basket Weaving Industry Continues to Thrive

“This cottage industry in Antequera began in 1911, tourism officer Maria Lorna Jadulco tells us. Initially, the Antequeranons only made baskets for their own use …

Kadey Ambrose and Sarita Westrup Chosen for ACC Emerging Artists Cohort

Those familiar with NBO online programs and member exhibits will know the names of these two artists recently selected to be designated among the 2022 American Craft Council Emerging Artists Cohort. “Through facilitated workshops, presentations, and conversations, these… Read More

Baskets of Beauty

(Photo by Kate Dearman) Inside her home studio on a quiet street in Lexington, Kentucky, the basket weaver and designer Emily Ridings turns out a breathtaking range of pieces that offer both contemporary flavor and old-fashioned high artistry:… Read More

The Basket Weaver’s Basket Song

NBO member Sherri West sent along this wonderful story to share with the basketry community: The Basket Weaver by DeAnn Rasmussen August 1, 2022 I learned to weave baskets in the early 1980’s, when I lived in Minneapolis,… Read More

Philippines Municipality Turns to Bamboo Baskets to Reduce Plastic Use

The municipality of Maasin in the province of Iloilo promotes the use of native baskets as an alternative to single-use plastics at the same time highlights the town’s bamboo industry through its “Balik-Alat” program…

NBO on Instagram

Even if you are not on Instagram, you can still enjoy the most recent posts about what is going on in the world of makers! Enjoy an ever-changing gallery of a wide variety of styles, colors and techniques.

Processing Hemp for Ropes – Eugenio Monesma “Lost Trades”

Eugenio Monesta is producer and director of ethnographic documentaries on culture, customs and trades of the rural world. The processing of materials for weaving and coiling is of interest to weavers around the world. Enjoy this short (and… Read More