Pine Needle Basketry: From Forest Floor to Finished Project

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Lark Books, 1996 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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You've probably had the good fortune to walk through a forest carpeted with fragrant pine needles before, but have you ever dreamed that those needles could be transformed into beautiful and distinctive projects - from baskets and trays to decorative containers and sculptures? Pine Needle Basketry will show you how. The technique of coiling and stitching together pine needles is astoundingly easy - so easy that in just a few hours, even a beginner can make an attractive basket. In fact, with the help of the author's step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations, you'll make your first basket before you've finished reading this book. After you've practiced the variations by making a few of the more than 40 projects included in this book, you'll have only one more technique to learn; how to let your imagination take over!
 

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Pine needles have become raw materials for baskets because they were a widely available, renewable resource. Mallow (Pine Needle and Nut Crafting, Glover, 1984) is a pine needle basketry artist and ... Read full review

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I just checked this book out from the library yesterday, and read it cover-to-cover. I had to come online and find it. It's a beautiful art form, a low-cost (no-cost) hobby, and I'm naturally drawn to the older arts that are forgotten. You'll be amazed at what can be done with the pine needles from your yard! 

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