|6 years old is my first memory of my Great Aunt Eva and her Pine Needle Baskets. Many years the baskets were displayed and used at home.|
|My first attempts weaving Pine Needle Basket.|
It's a coil method.
|6 or more inches needs be. Many times I came across these special pines and the needles broke in my hand and I wondered how she made these, until I found a basket on Pinterest and visiting the sight I found instructions.|
|After cleaning needles in hot soapy water, then rinse them and keep a small amount in plastic with a wet paper towel.|
If using clean dried needles, soak for 10 mins. this makes needles pliable.
|I am working on patterns and stitching here.|
|I did change and use a curved needle to go inwards here|
|Finding a tiny branch for this ones handle was fun :)|
|adding more pine needles is done easier than you think. Just tuck in next bundle of needles when you start to work to the end of the last.|
|like other basket weaving you have to keep needles moist when making the basket,|
|This is dedicated to Great Aunt Eva, angels knows, one day I might make one like hers, Love from Carollyn!|
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