The mandate of the Nova Scotia Basketry Guild is:
  • to share information about basketry,
  • to promote an awareness of basketry to the community-at-large,
  • to promote the preservation of traditional Nova Scotia basketry techniques
  • to promote the development of contemporary basketry techniques

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    Canadian Conservation Institute - basket care and conservation 

    Traditional Maritime Basket Making - from a 2001 Saltscapes article (*new)

    Acadian Basket Making at Fortress Louisbourg - video and text (*new)

    Clara Clayton Gough - a selection of links highlighting Clara

    Pam (Clayton) Wall - an on-line shop to purchase her baskets 

    Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council

    Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

    Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

    Burgess Baskets - Nova Scotia's wooden box mill in Newport Station, Hants Co.

    Webster's wooden berry boxes - Nova Scotia's oldest mill in Cambridge Station, Annapolis County.

    Poplar Lamps from the wasted ends of sheets of veneer that are lathed from poplar logs for use in one or both of the above basket factories 

    Heather's Baskets - local basket maker

    Dawn MacNutt - artist and basket maker

    Shari MacLeod - Cape Breton basketmaker
    Glooscap Heritage Centre - Mi'kmaq traditional crafts exhibition, Truro NS

    Darren Porter's fishing weir - Traditional Weir Making in Nova Scotia

    Wabanaki Material History - Gaby Pelletier Consulting

    Island Traditions Store - Basket Weavers of PEI, classes, supplies, finished baskets 

    Celebration in the Wood Workers Guide - an article on the N.S. Basketry Guild's  "Basket Day 2008" - making baskets from wood

    Basket Making in Newfoundland and Labrador - the Intangible Cultural Heritage website (*new)

    The Heart of Canadian Art - artists by province across Canada

    Basketry Express - Canada's only basketry magazine was last published in 2000 and is now available through some used book outlets.

    Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild

    Wendy Durfey - Kitchener Ontario basketmaker

    Free Spirit Gallery - Northern Canadian First Nations baskets

    Joan Carrigan - a basket maker from Salt Spring Island, B.C.

    Alastair Heseltine - Sculpture Design and Basketry on Hornby Island, B.C.

    First Nations Basketry - Langley Centennial Museum - Conservation of basketry

    Pacific Basketry Supplies -190 Broadwell Road, Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 1H3. Catalogue available: Tel: 250-538-0033.

    Natural Dyes and Yarns - Gabriel Dinim in Whaletown BC

    Pat Courtney Gold - Warmsprings, Washington USA - native basketry artist 

    Northwest Basket Weavers - Vi Phillips Guild  - Seattle, Washington USA

    North Shore Basketry Guild - (NSBG) Duluth Minnesota USA

    Tidewater Basketry Guild - Norfolk Virginia USA 

    North Carolina Basketmakers' Association - North Carolina USA 

    John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, North Carolina 

    Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance - Maine USA, good links and events

    Native American Technology and Art  - traditional uses of natural materials 

    Hudson Museum - University of Maine anthropology museum with Maine Native American baskets -- check out the Exhibitions which are often basketry related.

    English Basketry Willows - Bonnie Gale, 412 Country Road #31, Norwich, New York 13815-3149 or 607-336-9049 phone and fax has willow/rush materials, tools and books.

    Alaska Native Arts - a gallery of native works including baskets from whale balene

    Coiling DVD - by Nadine Spier. An excerpt from the DVD can be viewed on http://www.parabolee.com/samples/nadine_sample.htm

    Out to Learn Willow - classes, and materials in England and Wales 

    Scottish Basket Makers Circle - Scotlands basket makers

    Susi Vaughan - imaginative and colourful work check out the scarecrows 

    Werner Turtschi - Swiss basket maker, instructor

    Telephone Wire Baskets - lovely examples of small baskets

    Fun with Rolled Paper -  a paper reed box, a basket from newspaper, and other projects using recycled matrials

    More Danish Heart  - patterns in Danish

    Niche Awards - The NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions.

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