Pine Needle Baskets
Join us as we explore the ancient art of pine needle basket making and learn all about this primitive skill from the east coast natives. By stitching a coil of pine needles together, natives would create baskets and vessels for food, water and tools. Today pine needle basket makers are still using the original coiling and stitching method that the natives once did. Artists can create a wide variety of baskets with different types of designs by using unique stitching patterns and bending the needles to very unique shapes.
Students will learn everything from how to harvest the needles, soak the needles for use, create natural gauge tools to ensure a consistant coil size and finally how to use them to make their very own basket from locally sourced pine needles. This is a fun, hands on nature craft for ages 9 to adult!
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 9+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending class, regardless of age.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!