Pine Needle Basketry: From Forest Floor to Finished Project

Pine Needle Basketry: From Forest Floor to Finished Project

by Judy Mallow


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Pine Needle Basketry: From Forest Floor to Finished Project by Judy Mallow

This classic text in basket-making, now in paperback, shows how to transform fragrant pine needles into stunning coiled baskets and other decorative items. It’s surprisingly easy, with all 40 projects based on wrapping needles around a center. From this simple technique, however, crafters can create limitless variety through the way they shape the coils, dye the needles, vary stitches, embellish with beads and seeds, and incorporate leather and wood. Special sections address gathering and storing materials, making lids and handles, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600596032
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 201,127
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Judy Mallow is a fifth generation pine needle basket-maker whose work is displayed in museums and sold at fine galleries and crafts fairs on the east coast of the U.S. A popular teacher, Judy runs her own mail-order business, Prim Pines, which provides pine needle basketry supplies to customers across the country. Judy currently lives in Carthage, NC.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Materials and Tools8
Chapter 2Making Your First Basket14
Chapter 3Pine Needle Transformations24
Chapter 4Centers, Stitches, and Embellishments36
Chapter 5The Projects49
Chapter 6A Gallery83
Chapter 7History105
Pine Species and Needles109
Metric Conversion Charts110

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