Find supplies for a variety of type of bark basketry, basketmakers who work
with barks such as birch, poplar, cedar, elm, pine, how to's and written narratives
on harvesting, processing, dyeing and weaving bark for basketry. Individual baskets
from personal and museum collections, as well as bark baskets available for
Birch Bark Basketry
Baskets made of birch bark, paneled, folded, stitched, wrapped or plaited.
Basketmakers who work with birch bark as their chosen material, supplies for
birch bark basketmaking, instructional books and much more
Cedar basketry Net Links including cedar baskets, basketmakers specializing in cedar
basketmaking, as well as harvesting and preparation of red and yellow cedar.
Cedar bark basketry supplies, techniques, tutorials, patterns and individual
baskets for inspiration.
Many basketmakers choose a variety of barks for use in their work. Visit their
websites for inspiration, supplies and more.
A contemporary artist from Worthington, OH who constructs a vessel, often basket like, using
materials harvested from nature.
Basket maker and basketry teacher from Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. Using
roots, Arbutus, Cedar and other barks, sedges, rushes, water iris and other west
coast natural materials she creates traditional and sculptural vessels.
An engineer by profession, Dennis expresses his artistic nature by combining
fine woodworking and traditional basketry. The primary weaving materials in his
work, birch bark and black ash splint, are gathered from the forests of northern
This working basketmaker and installation artist from Rappahannock County, VA
uses bark sheets and other native natural materials she gathers near her home in
the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to create basket forms and full scale
sculptural installations. Her work is also represented at
Jane Sauer Gallery.
This basket artist and teacher from Sequim, WA offers a wide range of workshops,
Northwest natural materials basketry supplies, finished baskets created using
Pacific Northwest naturals such as Red and yellow cedar, Northwest sweetgrass (Scirpus
americanus) and antique bone or shell buttons.
This central Pennsylvania basket artist who grew up in Kentucky uses natural
materials such as black willow bark, broomsedge, white oak, hickory bark and rye
straw to create coiled and plaited baskets. Her work includes plaited rye straw
dough rising baskets, storage hampers and bee skeps in the Pennsylvania German
tradition and plaited bark baskets from the Appalachian tradition.
Marlien gathers her own red cedar bark in summer and three to six months
later processes it into strips, a very labor intensive task, creating wall
hangings, lamps, hats, container baskets, bags, pots and more. She loves to hike
on the beaches and in forests to gather the materials that she incorporates into
her weaving. She offers finished baskets, materials including raw and prepared
red cedar and workshops.
Birch bark basketmaker from Wisconsin uses white birch bark to create sculptural
plaited, paneled and stitched baskets that have a classical, yet contemporary
feel. Dona participated in
Craft in America (book)
and is a featured artist in
Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) bark are the cornerstone of her sculptural
basketry work which is combined with colored copper wire at times. Polly is
featured on the cover of 500 Baskets.
Polly Adams Sutton at Fountainhead Gallery
Fiber artist/basketmaker who uses the traditional basketry materials of the
Pacific Northwest, cedar bark and sweetgrass in daring new ways to create woven
and twined sculptural forms.
Polly Adams Sutton at
Jane Sauer's Gallery
Adding wire and metal foils to the traditional cedar bark and sweetgrass
basketry materials of the Pacific Northwest, Polly creates contemporary basket
This Russian birch bark basketmaker is profiled on Linda Braun's Baskets, Etc. site.
Vladimir specializes in double walled, diagonally plaited baskets. Vladimir
co-authored a book with Flo Hoppe and Jim Widess on Russian birch bark basketry
with Birch Bark and now has a
website of his own.
Contemporary basketmaker from Berea, KY uses black willow bark collected near
her Kentucky home to weave, plait and twine baskets that evoke tradition while
appearing timeless. She exhibits in juried shows nationally and
she offers workshops in the materials and techniques she employs.
Focus On Bark
Tim Johnson offers a photo gallery of bark harvesting and processing from
workshops held at Focus on Bark, Vissinggaard 2009.
Making a Folded Bark Basket
Ken Peek offers a step-step tutorial on how to make a folded and stitched basket
out of poplar bark. Although he used poplar, a number of tree species will work
for this purpose, including tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera), Ash (Fraxinus
sp.), and a number of conifers.
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