Sunday, October 5, 2014

Free-form Pine Needle Basket

This pine needle basket is coiled around a shell.

I drilled a row of holes around the shell using a drill press.  Using waxed linen thread I attached coils of pine needles to the shell to form the bottom of the basket. 


 Since the shell was an irregular shape I coiled a free, unattached row of pine needles to create a more round shape for the basket.  Once the base was more rounded I brought up the sides.  On the final row I left a portion of the coil unattached again to offset the open space on the bottom of the base.

Lastly I wrapped a band of the waxed linen in a pattern on both of the free coils.

6 inch  diameter x 2 inches high

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