Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pine Needle Basket Part 2

Another hour or so worth of work and we have gone from this:

 To this:

By now I am adding six more needles about every other set of stitches. I can tell just by feel if I need more needles or not. It is important to keep the needles (I think of them as straws) wet/damp and the thread tight. It isn't going to be perfect. I am not looking to make a work of art here just a usable basket but I do admit that I love the look of these and am pleased that I can make them out of pine straw which is free and so plentiful here.


  1. Wow, that is fantastic. Can't wait to see the final product.

  2. that is so interesting, would you consider posting the instruction?

  3. I used to make pine needle baskets years ago. It's nice to see someone still doing it.

  4. Patty, ummm, I thought I was, lol.
    Ok, I learned from this site:
    Maybe that will help; but if you put "how to make a pine needle basket" in your search engine you will come up with all sorts of tutorials and videos.