Updated 5/10/2017. New Links at Top! Art & Craft materials. Lots of unusual items, including nut slices, antler slices, moss, beeswax!
Baskets and Bullets, the website of Jeannie McFarland, including her books, supplies, and information on her classes and workshops.
The Basketmaker's Catalog: GH Productions Supplier for sweetgrass, waxes linen, kits, pine needles, raffia, books.
Basket Patterns.com carries a full line of coiling supplies, including kits and materials. Dyes, leather punched and agate centers, and instructional pamphlets which are not commonly found elsewhere, like those of Peg Arnoldussen, are stocked.
The Carving Corner offers Custom Scroll Saw Basketry Components, like bases, as well as walnut slices.
Connecticut Cane and Reed Company seagrass, pine needles, raffia, coir, and other basketry supplies. Also has Mennonite & Shaker information pages.
Eidnes Furs -get sinew, and unusual things like leather, fur, bones, etc. for basketry embellishment.
Frank's Cane & Rush Supply. Many kinds of raffia - including plaited raffia, seagrass, coil raffia basket kit.
Gifts of Love Pottery sells hand-made, unique pottery bases which can start your basket in an unusual way!
Gourdsket® Vessel Company, Inc. Long known for Gourdsket® Vessels and quality coiling instruction. Western Coulter pine needles, gourds, kits, coiling video. Now offering Limited Edition, Signed Gourdsket® Art Vessel Photographic Prints.
Hitching Post Supply. Horsehair by the pound.
Joseph M. Stern Company sells raffia, dyed or natural, in both treated and untreated varieties.
Judy Wilson sells kits for coiling, silk over paper rush, tiny and beautiful!
Maine Thread Co. sells waxed linen, made in Maine. If you are looking for something really different
Matoska Trading Company sells sinew, feathers, and other items related to Native American style basketry.
Moscow Hide and Fur Don't know why you would want snake skins , armadillo shells or beaver tails for basketmaking, but these folks have them...they are not a basketry supplier, but have some interesting items. Please remember to check your local laws regarding sale of antlers in your state!
Natural-list, Forest Foragers, offers an unusal range of natural materials for inclusion in your crafts. As well as pine needles, roots, leaves, and barks, gathersed antlers, teeth, driftwood, feathers, moss, porcupine quills, mushrooms... Please remember to check your local laws regarding sale of antlers in your state!
O'Brian Fretwork is now making drilled bases for baskets, with his unique fretwork. Don't miss the O'Brian's Parquet bases for coiling! Peg's Basketry has a page for him, listing the bases and prices in a single viewing, and explaining how they are set up for coiling.
PINE NEEDLES for Coiling - Dyed or Natural Beautiful Florida Long Leaf Pine Needles for your basket coiling. Natural or dyed in a variety of rich colors, competitively priced. Mention the Pine Needle Group for a FREE sample of dyed needles.
"Pining For Your Spirit" a how-to video about coiling, by well-known fiber artist W. Jayne Stanley, of Gourdsket Vessel Company.
Primitive Originals, featuring hard-to-find and unique supplies for coiling and embellishment, including bone beads, porcupine quills, and clear gauges. Processed yucca fibers. Also musuem quality hand-knapped arrows and finished art gourds, and original instructional texts for producing your own artwork.
Prim Pines has added an instruction/articles page, in addition to offering polished wood slices and agates, set in resin, drilled for basketry centers! Supplies, kits and books, finished art pieces by Judy M. Mallow. Stocking nylon basketry threads, copper gauges, sewing needles, and of course southern long leaf pine needles.
Sources for Raffia Ribbon, recommended by Marie Land in her book on pine needle coiling. This is an artificial substitute for raffia, which comes in many colors.
Royalwood, Ltd. A very wide selection of coiling supplies, including waxed linen, palm infloresence, pine needles, philodendron sheaths, horsehair, linen, sinew, leather thimbles, beads, craft gloves, etc. Now they are offering processed yucca, bark-on vine rattan, and Jacquard dyes as well.
The Country Seat, Inc. Supplies for coiling: pine needles, seagrass, waxed thread, raffia, dyed shredded palm, raffia needles and books.
Turtlefeathers offers pine needles and tauga nut slices for basket centers, in addition to the Optima 1, a premier woodburning tool.
Using feathers or antlers in your craft? Using wildlife parts in your craft an attempt to explain some of the wildlife laws as they apply to crafters in plain language.
Wild Pony Baskets© - what a great way to introduce anyone (child or adult!) to basketry...don't miss the coiled projects, the newest of which is Little Trail©!
Wildwoods Craft Kits quality educational craft and basket kits. Also Ponderosa pine needles, raffia, etc.
Wolf Mountain Wirecraft. Stimulated by Jeannie McFarland's need for wire forms 20 years ago, this business is now selling to other teneriffe makers. The joints on their wire shapes are invisible (unlike soldered wires), and each form is tested for strength. These ultra-smooth joints have won kudos from Pine Needle Group members. They also sell Jeannie McFarland's books. Their products are available by email or mail:
C. Coyote Baskets & Wire Frames
2121 Cedar Lane
Brussells, WI 54204
"Tools of the Trade"
Turtlefeathers offers the Optima 1, a premier woodburning tool, in addition to pine needles and tauga nut centers (which can be woodburned!)
Got sore fingers? Why not make custom leather thimbles to help out? Here is a really nice little instruction sheet NEW online... Kathy Awbrey's Leather Thimble .
Other basketry groups
Baskets, Etc. Pine needle page, links, suppliers, basket makers listings, guild listings, tips & techniques, lots of stuff.
Handweavers Guild of America,
Natural Fibers Group based in Eastern North Carolina, one of few guilds focusing on collecting and processing their own basketry materials.
For photos from conventions see the NCBA website.
Vi Phillips Basketry Guild Northwest Basket Weavers. Have a great tutorial on pine needle basketry.
The Wicker Woman is not just about wicker, rather a resource base for things relating to basketry, including a monthly "ezine", and a mailing list.
Yahoo Groups basketry mailing lists...there seem to always be new ones! When this page was updated, there were 51 different groups listed.
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