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Basketry Classes, Teachers and Sales
from around our Region

Organizations/Websites which have offered basket classes, sales and information
Nova Scotia

The Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre
2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax, N.S. B3K 3B4
902-420-1576  and  Facebook

The Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre
65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, N.S. B6L 1W3

Mi’kmaq Crafters Association

Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
Halifax Seaport Market

Cape Breton School for Craft
322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, N.S

Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince Street, P.O. Box 610, Lunenburg, N.S. B0J 2C0
Email  --

Parrsboro Creative
P.O. Box 681 Parrsboro, N.S B0M 1S0
Email  --

DesBrisay Museum
130 Jubilee Road, Bridgewater, N.S. B4V 1H8

Ross Farm Museum
4568 Highway #12 New Ross, NS B0J 2M0
Yearly October Thanksgiving Saturday harvest basket hands-on demonstration with members of the Nova Scotia Basketry Guild

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Confederacy of PEI Mi’kmaq
199 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1L2

Basket Weavers of PEI Co-operative Ltd.
17 Sunnyside Road, Wellington, Prince Edward Island
Classes, Baskets and Supplies for Sale
Seasonal May-November

Indian Arts and Crafts of North America
Lennox Island First Nation
Lennox Island, PEI
Seasonal May-October daily 10am to 5pm

Workshops on the Water
3 Station Street, Montague, PEI
 Seasonal classes July-September

New Brunswick

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
Aboriginal Visual Arts
Email  --

Basket Instructors - contact them to find out when and where they are offering classes

Nova Scotia  

Nova Scotia has several traditional basketmakers who have learned the craft from Elders in their communities – Mi’kmaq, Acadian and Black.

The Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre
2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax, N.S. B3K 3B4
902-420-1576  and  Facebook

Sandra Racine
Ash woodsplint baskets in the Mi’kmaw tradition
 Email  --

Thomas Saulnier
Ash woodsplint in the Mi’kmaw tradition
Ribbed root-woven baskets in the Acadian tradition

Saulnierville, Digby County
Email  --

Michel Thimot
Ribbed root-woven baskets in the Acadian tradition
Saulnierville, Digby County

Clara Clayton
Ribbed maple baskets in the Black tradition
East Preston

Pam Wall
Ribbed maple baskets in the Black tradition
Email  --

Peggy Jenkinson
Willow basketry
Hubbards, Halifax Regional Municipality
Email  --

Heather Sanft
English willow baskets
Newburne, Lunenburg County
Email  --

Sian Turner
Baskets of natural materials (birch bark, willows) weaving and cultivation
Woodsplint weaving and chair caning
Production and weaving
Antigonish County
Email  --

Jane Whitten
Baskets of re-purposed manmade materials
Lunenburg County
Email  --

Michael Wolter
Nova Scotia willow basketry, living willow fences
Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg County
Email  --

New Brunswick
Maggie Bean, The Crafty Bean
Reed splint basketry 
18 Spencer Road, Markhamville, New Brunswick E4E 4E2
Email  --

Gay Hansen
Baskets woven of both reed and natural materials
Sackville, New Brunswick
Email  --

 Chair Caners
These people have offered their services, however we cannot guarantee that they are still restoring chairs when you need them.

Terry Levy
Chair canning-rope, reed, cane, spline, sea grass. 30 years experience.
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Email  --

Sarah Duncan
12 years experience repairing and caning chairs with antique weaves
as well as the basic six way standard weave

Lake Echo on the Eastern Shore
Email  --

Gay Hansen
Chair caning NB side of Truro
440 Jolicure Road, Jolicure, New Brunswick, E4L 2S4
Email  --

The Seat Weaver

Woven furniture restoration
Cane, Sea Grass, rush, Reed, Rawhide, Wicker, Danish cord

2403 Route 1, Evangeline Trail, Grosse Coques, NS
Email  --

Jan Coulter

Designs/builds arts and crafts fine furniture but also does caning
2178 Clarence Road, RR#1 Bridgetown, NS B0S 1C0
Email  --

Have A seat Chair Caning
Furniture refinishing
RR#2 Tusket, NS B0W 3M0
Email  --

Lone Elm Refinishing Shop
 Antiques, Restoration, Chair Caning
231 Weaver Road, Pereau, Kings Co. NS,
RR#2 Canning NS, BOP 1HO
Fax: 902-678-4736
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The Ark
Lunenburg County Association for the Specially Challenged
655 King Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 1B5
Contact Person: David Jodrie, Manager
Email  --

Shops and Basketmakers selling baskets

Nova Scotia
Check out antique shops located all over the province for a wide variety of older Nova Scotia baskets. 
The shops listed below sell newly made baskets.


The Craft Shop
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

1099 Marginal Road Suite 116, Halifax  B3H 4P7
Email  --  shop@craftnova
Baskets woven by NSDCC members Jane Whitten and Joleen Gordon.

 Made In the Maritimes
Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS  (902-406-2222)
Hydrostone Market, 5527 Young Street, Halifax NS (902-406-3232)
They are selling rope baskets made in Nova Scotia.
  by Angel Worsley - All for Knot Rope Weaving
and Kristy Sanders' Designs of Nova Scotia

Truro area
The Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre
Baskets woven by Mi’kmaw artists from across the province
65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, N.S. B6L 1W3

Glooscap Trading Post
1 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, Nova Scotia B0K 2A0

Convenience Store
across the #102 highway from Millbrook Cultural Centre with Mi’kmaw baskets

Michael Stephens
Email  --

South Shore
“Traditional Mi’kmaq Basketry”
owned by Mi’kmaq basketmaker Sandra Racine
located in Blockhouse, Lunenburg County. 
Take highway #103 exit #11, heading towards Lunenburg/Blockhouse.
Email  --

Sipuke’l Gallery
Mi’kmaw baskets
219 Main Street, Liverpool, NS
Email  --

Cape Breton
The Negemow Basket Shop
Variety of Mi’kmaw baskets and wooden flowers
9221 Highway 195, Whycocomagh, Cape Breton

Virick C. Francis
74 Anslum Road, P.O Box 7329, Eskasoni, NS B1W 1A4
Email  --
If we have missed craftsman or craft centres please Contact Us and we will endeavour to add to our list above.  Also let us know if we have made a mistake in any of the entries.

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