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Pine Needle Baskets

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Category Other
Style Traditional, Classic
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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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Your baskets are Beautiful. I have always been amazed at the technique of pine needle weaving. You are really an artist at your craft.Thank you so very much for sharing.

05/25/2012 Flag

Thank you Pamillia. Like most needlework the baskets are slow but rewarding.

05/25/2012 Flag

So lovely! Lots of patience displayed in these photos!

05/25/2012 Flag

Thank you! This type of basketry is so much like sewing that it has always appealed to me. Instead of patience, it feels like indulgence when I allow myself the time to make one.

05/26/2012 Flag

These are beautiful. You have gone beyond the crafter into the realm of artisan! What an incredible skill. I have never seen anything like it! It doesn't look like something that I would want to try to tackle personally, but I would love to learn more about this. I have never heard of this before. You should be very very proud of your work!

05/27/2012 Flag

Thank you, Kay!

05/27/2012 Flag

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