Pine Needle Baskets

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • The baskets are made with long leaf pine needles inside the coils. The stitching and open work is done with raffia.

Q&A with Serialspinner

Pamillia asked:
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.
Serialspinner answered:
Thank you Pamillia. Like most needlework the baskets are slow but rewarding.
Thread Queen asked:
So lovely! Lots of patience displayed in these photos!
Serialspinner answered:
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.
Crochet By Kay asked:
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!
Serialspinner answered:
Thank you, Kay!
nettesmail asked:
The baskets are quite a work of art!
Serialspinner answered:
Thank you!