Basketry guilds, associations and organizations outside of the United States of
Agassiz Harrison Fibre Arts
Fiber arts association in British Columbia, Canada.
Promotes the knowledge of basketry, chairseating and allied crafts; their making, study, collecting, teaching and use.
of Victoria (Australia)
This Australian guild meets bi-monthly from January to November in North
Melbourne. Overseas memberships are accepted.
Blackdown Hills Hedge
Group in the Blackdown Hills of Devon, England dedicated to preserving
the craft of hedgelaying, coppicing and hedgerows. They run frequent workshops
such as hedgerow baskets, willow sculpture and woven garden structures.
Crafts Group (UK)
Group holds workshops for willow basketry, willow sculpture and other
Guild of Weavers (UK)
One of some 102 Guilds from the British Isles which together form the
Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Northumbria Basketry Group (UK)
The self help group meets regularly every month from September to May and advanced skills workshops are held on a regular basis. Workshops are also run for various community groups and members seek to promote basket making and associated crafts at local events and meetings.
Nova Scotia Basketry Guild
This organization works 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 and to promote the development of contemporary basketry techniques.
Of Straw Craftsmen (UK)
Membership organization in the UK for individuals interested in straw work. Newsletter and
member events. International membership available.
Membership organization in Scotland offers two meetings each year, local groups,
newsletter, workshops, library, exhibition and sales opportunities along with
easy access to materials and supplies.
Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild (Canada)
The guild is committed to spreading the art of basketry throughout Ontario and beyond through
their educational program, visiting experts in basketry and providing basketry conferences.
Crafts Council (UK)
The Crafts Council is the UKs national organisation for the promotion of
Basketmakers Group (UK)
The Welsh Basket Makers Group aims to promote the craft of Basket Making, Willow
Growing and allied skills, across Wales.
Worshipful Company of
The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers was constituted by the Court of
Aldermen in 1569 and received its Royal Charter from George VI in 1937. The
Company was formed to regulate and control the basketmaking trade in the City of
London. It maintains a collection of historic baskets and continues to support
education in the field of basketmaking.