Athlyn Green is an avid crafter. She enjoys sharing what she's learned with readers. My mother lived in a small home out in the woods, and she started gathering long pine needles near her cabin She soon learned the craft of basket weaving with them and created a number of striking pieces. She lined some with fabric, added lids to others, and used acorns as lid knobs.
Pine Needle Basketry Supplies
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Being "leaves" of the Southern Longleaf Pine tree, the brown mature needles fall in the autumn, and are carefully collected. They are bundled, keeping the heads in one direction. These rich brown, 3 part needles are 10 - 12" long. They are clean, straight, and are banded on both ends.
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Back to Menu Basket Bases Made from quality plywood, each base is sanded smooth with rounded edges. An odd number of holes are drilled for easy continuous weaving. Use No.
I am a fairly young coiled basket maker. I am making functional baskets that are intended to be used — not works of art that belong on a shelf, gathering dust. However, even though my first attempts at weaving pine needle baskets are not museum pieces, they capture the scent and beauty of the linen threads and the pine needles.