I'm back from the North Carolina Basketmakers Association Convention and have posted photos I took in the exhibit room. https://www.facebook.com/lynn.hoyt
I had a great time, as I do every year--- 4 days of weaving baskets, shopping, and fun at the largest basketry convention in the US. Took 2 classes- a willow basket taught by Sandy Whalen, and a miniature gathering basket with felted fruit, taught by Tonya Cubetta. I had always wanted to try felting and we were taught both wet and dry felting in that class. The classes I taught were Square to Round Florentine, a coiled basket with pottery start, and Splendorella (photo right,) a tall gourd cut on the bias with a sparkling beaded rim. There are more photos on the NCBA Facebook page.
NCBA has members from all over the US and several other countries. I encourage everyone who can possibly attend our convention to join. For me t's the most fun a basketmaker can have (and the most exciting event for brand new basketmaker wannabes,) and I look forward to it every year. Here is the main website with all the details. http://www.ncbasketmakers.com/