Billie Ruth Sudduth

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Billie Ruth Sudduth


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Read the feature from Etsy's front page in May.

After 30 years of exhibiting in high end craft show, I am "off the road" , selling my baskets through my studio and my Etsy Shop. I recently moved from the mountains of North Carolina to New Bern where my basketmaking career began 35 years ago.

I have made over 10,500 baskets and have kept a log of everyone who has ever purchased my work. I have baskets in many museums including the Smithsonian, the Museum of Art and Design, the Montgomery Museum of Art, the Asheville Museum of Art, the Columbia Museum of Art, and the Racine Art Museum. My highest honor came in 1997 when I was named a North Carolina Living Treasure, the states highest honor in the field of crafts.

PBS, HGTV, and CBS Sunday Morning have all featured my work. Many publications have also shown my baskets.

My resume and other information is available at

My Carolina Snowflake, a design I copyrighted in 1986, have decorated three White House Christmas trees.

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  • Billie Ruth Sudduth

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Basketry is actually Billie Ruth Sudduth's second career. She spent almost twenty years as a school psychologist. Fibonacci and the Nature Sequence are the inspirations for her work as her baskets are mathematically based, drawing on both careers.

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Last updated on October 26, 2017
I have been weaving baskets and making Carolina Snowflakes for over 34 years.
I take pride in the quality of my workmanship. When you purchase my design, you know you are getting an original.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
My baskets are hand woven, one at the time. If you have questions about a particular basket. please send me a conversation. I want you to be happy with your purchase. While I do not issue refunds, I will be happy to exchange your basket for a piece you would rather own (shipping excluded). If damage occurs, please contact the carrier.
PayPal is the method of payment I accept.
Delivery confirmation and tracking is used through USPS priority mail on most items
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are accepted.