Long pine needles can be grouped together and bound to create small baskets. Starting in the center, a circle is formed and the pine needles are wrapped to form the base of the container. Using a thin cane strip of reed, one row of pine needles are joined to the row beneath. Slowly the sides are raised one row at a time and shaped as the weaver wishes.
Making a pine needle basket is a lot more fun than picking up pine tree branches and limbs after a long, hard winter of snow, ice and wind damage to our trees!