to Other Basketry & Craft Related Sites
following sites are specifically related to basketmaking:
Basketmakers' Association: The site for the UK's national organisation
for basketmakers and chair seaters; and also for those who are not
professional makers, but who make some baskets, or who are just basket
A UK site run by a very active member of the Basketmakers' Association,
who offers UK makers the opportunity to have their work displayed on
Swiss Basketmakers' Association (JGK): An
interesting site, mainly in German.
Turtschi: The site of a Swiss basketmaker with English pages, a
range of photos and a good list of links.
du Saule: A big French site (all in French) with a wide range of
A small town in France famous for basketmaking, which houses the French
National School of Basketry.
les Rocher: The home of a large, long-standing basketmaking co-operative
The location of an annual basketry festival in France which takes place
in the second week of August.
Market: The location in Germany of a big annual basket market, held
on the third weekend in September.
Hasselrot: A Swedish basketmaker, specialising in making baskets
from spruce roots and also from birch bark.
Willow World: The
site of Edo, a young basketmaker in Bosnia Herzegovina who specialises
in woven willow furniture.
comprehensive and very well maintained site, which has links to a vast
number of other basketmakers and basketry related sites world-wide,
although with an emphasis on the US. There are many basket photos to
see and also contact e-mail addresses for a large number of basketmakers.
Top Listed.Net: A site which lists 50 basketry websites selected
on the basis of various criteria to reflect overall popularity, and
displays thumbnail images of them.
Another site with links to a range of sites related to the craft.
comprehensive site showing baskets made from a wide range of materials,
Wholesale Club: A site with a large range of items, including a
good selection of baskets.
Directory.org: A large directory for Arts and Craft enthusiasts
on the Internet. The site has over 24,000 links in more than 900 categories,
Store Plus More: A gift site with a selection of gift baskets.
Coupons: This site covers a wide range of goods, but buried within
it is this little gem of a page on basketry, with a potted history of
the craft and an impressive set of links to a whole range of basketry
related sites and pages, with an emphasis on how to make things and
a very good set of links specifically for children.
Lightship Baskets by Wendy Marshall: A site specialising in this
lovely traditional North American style of basket.
Baskets.com: This site offers a wide variety of one-of-a-kind handwoven
and artisan signed baskets, including vintage and antique baskets. It
also has a good directory of basketry related links.
Nantucket Baskets: Another site devoted to Nantucket baskets. There
are also extensive links to other basketmakers and basketmaking guilds
Wicker Woman: A
site providing free information and resources on traditional basketry,
chair caning, wicker furniture restoration, antler basketry and more;
and listing cane & basket supply companies, basket guilds, basketmakers,
USA National Furniture Repair Directory, free monthly ezine, seatweaving
forum, how-to articles, wicker & cane FAQ, tip sheets and events calendar.
Rock Crate and Basket: A company in the US producing handmade wooden
baskets of various types, mainly round.
addition to the above I have listed below a few sites relating to the
wider field of craftwork in the UK:
& Design Online: A resource tool for the Art and Design Community.
An extensive database allows direct access to top of the line Artists
and Designers from around the world.
Crafts Council: This is the national UK body for the crafts, funded
by the government. In addition to events, exhibitions etc. the Council
maintains a list of Selected Makers, who produce work of a very high
standard in their particular craft field. If you are interested in buying
or commissioning high quality craftwork, this is the place to start
Council England, South West: This is the regional Arts Board for
the South West and has information about artists and craftworkers in
the South West, as well as information about exhibitions, courses etc.
in the region.
Craft Fairs: A valuable resource for all craft related businesses
in the UK. Useful for craft fair organisers, exhibitors and craft supplies
in the UK.
site which contains an A-Z directory of suppliers of plants and garden-related
items, including baskets.
Sharples Furniture: A
bespoke furniture maker, based in Bristol.
Duck: A site listing green, ethical, fairtrade, eco-friendly and
organic websites including several related to crafts.