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Pine Needle Baskets

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Category Other
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? The baskets are made with long leaf pine needles inside the coils. The stitching and open work is done with raffia.

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What are you most proud of? The time it takes to make a really big pine needle basket is a little daunting. I guess I'm proud that I stuck with it long enough to make some nice big ones.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start with really good books and start small. Give yourself time for the hand/mind coordination to kick in. It may take a few baskets but once that happens, you'll feel a real sense of accomplishment.

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The baskets are quite a work of art!

07/04/2012 Flag

Thank you!

07/04/2012 Flag

I have made several baskets from FL long leaf pine needles. Yours are superb. Mine have been on a smaller size, but you have inspired me to make a larger one.

05/04/2013 Flag

outstaning, I would love to learn the art

10/27/2014 Flag

Hi! Your baskets are beautiful! I love your designs. I have wanted to learn to make them, but need advice on books. I would love to eventually make the larger baskets. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Joan

11/05/2015 Flag

Hi! I'm from Mxico. You have beautiful things! Is there any process where you can paint the pine neddle?

04/19/2016 Flag