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