Pine Needle Basketry with Katie Grove
Time & Location
In this workshop participants will work with longleaf pine needles to create a beautiful and classic basket coiled basket. This is an ancient technique found all over the world in which bundles of material are sewn together in a spiral pattern to build the basket. In this project we will use a wooden round as the basket center and begin with a line stitch and soon progress to learn a variety of other stitches, including V stitch, wheat stitch, and core wrapping.
Depending on the colors of waxed linen or embroidery floss you choose, the overall pattern and look of your basket will be totally unique. Overall size is approximately 4-5" diameter and 2"-3" tall. This workshop is great for either beginners or those who have coiled with other materials and want to learn stitch patterns and advance their skills. It requires some dexterity and finger strength.
FEE: $65.00 per person + a $20.00 materials fee (includes pine needles, wood round, choice of waxed linen)