Basketry by type or regional style.
History of, how to make, where to buy patterns, kits, supplies, harnesses, new and
antique ash woodsplint or reed finished Adirondack Pack Baskets.
Basketry in War and Defense
Resources on how baskets and basketmaking techniques were used in war and as a
way of defending combatants.
Coiled and Wicker Bee Skeps
History of, how to make, where to buy patterns, kits, supplies to make new and
antique straw coiled bee skeps and Medieval wicker style bee baskets.
Historic baskets used to carry fish caught by a fisherman. Frequently
used as a rustic country decorating accessory.
indigenous to the Low Country tidewaters of the American Southeast. Once sold mainly from roadside stands along Route 17 North in Mt. Pleasant South
Carolina near Charleston, Gullah
style baskets are coiled of sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia filipes). Longleaf pine needles are used to
decorate baskets and strips of palmetto leaves are used to stitch the coils together.
I have gathered a number of resources on miniature baskets including
basketmakers past and present who are known for their work in small scale
basketry. You can also find fine examples of historic miniature baskets found in
museums and collections.
Moses Baskets, Woven Cradles and Baby
Soft coiled baskets lined with fabric used for sleeping infants and
babies. Bassinets, wicker doll carriages and cradles.
Nantucket Lightship Baskets
Regional historic basketry style with origins from Nantucket Island,
Massachusetts. Baskets feature solid wood bases and woven cane bodies often
trimmed with ivory and decorated with scrimshaw.
Baskets By Material Index
Background, history, supplies, basketmakers, information, basketmaking techniques and
tutorials, all categorized by basketry material.