What's New at NBO
Summer is finally here and the older I get the more fleeting this season seems to be. I remember when it seemed as though summer would never end. Now summer seems to be over long before I’ve had a chance to thoroughly enjoy it.
This month’s Featured Guild is the Tennessee Basketry Association. They agreed to take on the Angel Basket Project in 2013. This critically important program provides a much-needed service to families that have recently lost a baby. What a gift they give people at such a tragic time in their lives. There are now several other guilds that have joined in the program. When you read the article below I hope you will find inspiration in the caring of strangers. Please be sure to visit the Tennessee Basketry Association’s website to learn more about them
There is a new instructional link in “Material Traditions: Twining Cedar” under our Resources tab on the NBO website. This article features the Tsimshian art form made in Metlakatla, Alaska. Delores Churchill led the workshop. She is a Haida master weaver, and one of NBO’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners in 2017. There are quite a few instructional videos included. Take a look to read more about this and view the videos. NBO Techniques, Materials and More
Have you wanted a listing on NBO’s website? All you need to do is become an Enhanced Member. You’ll also be eligible for a “Featured Member Friday” spotlight on our social media as well as workshop and event listings on the NBO website. NBO Membership Benefits
As always I’m happy to share a little of what’s happening in the world of basketry. I hope you enjoy it.
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Shown above: Angel Baskets by the Tennessee Basketry Association
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