Baskets/Gourds

The craft of pine needle coiling is a very old one, started by the Indians. It continues today using pine needles that are very long, wrapped using waxed threads and sinew. Many designs involve beads, found objects, and dyed pine needles. this is tedious work, plugging one pine needle at a time into the coil so the majority of the cost is due to the time it takes to make one piece. I've enjoyed making these baskets and I hope you enjoy checking them out. Baskets are categorized as small, medium and large. Small baskets are $25, medium are 30 and large are $35.  The gourds are one of my new creations. Priced as marked.
Tortoise enter with green waxed thread.  This is a medium size.
This next piece is a gourd with pine needle rim (and some vine) and a lazor cut wooden base. This is a small one. Can be used as a vase for silk flowers.
This basket uses dyed pine needles. It hard to see in this picture but the color is navy blue. With a spiral design and a rock center. This is a medium basket.
Dyed blue pine needle creation with white waxed thread designs throughout. This is a medium basket.
Large Gourd dyed with leather ink, embellished with pine needles and Dire Palm Influrencesense vine and dark lime green sinew and neat green 'petal' beads.  $50.
This basket is done with painted end caps on the pine needles. It has a wooden ice blue painted center.
This basket uses multi colored threads as well as painted end caps on the pine needles. It is a rainbow of color.
This basket uses dyed pine needles and the tops center is a rose colored rock.

 

This basket is medium size. It has natural pine needles with red sinew thread and glass bead adornment.