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Advanced Pine Needle Basket

Learn the next steps in pine needle basket making

  • Starts Oct 7
  • 85 Canadian dollars

Available spots

Workshop Details

Welcome to Pine Needle Basketry - Advanced We will start the class by putting harvested needles in a roasting cooker and condition them with glycerin. You will not be using these needles in the class. I know many of you have already tried your hand at dying needles. Would love to see what you have done. In the class we will make this miniature market basket. The new techniques will be starting with a wrapped coil centre. No cheating with ceramic centres now that you know what you are doing. We will do a sampler of a variety of stitches, building on the ones you know, combining them to create patterns. To top the basket off, you need a handle. Normally on one this small I don’t use wire, but we will this time so you know what to do on the larger baskets. If basket aren’t your thing….How could they not be….Instead of curving up, leave it flat and make a pendant or flat hanging ornament. Instead of a handle, you can use this technique to make the hanger or use to create an open space to add beads, tenerife, or faggoting and beads. Please bring your beginners kit to class. If you forget something I will have extras. If you want to bring clean dried needles to condition, please let me know. I will bring sinew, conditioned needles extra supplies, and I think maybe my lunch this time. OH YES….Please bring any projects you have made for Show and Tell. If you have nothing to do September 9 or 10, Please come see me and my display at the Lake Country Art Walk. Thanks to some wonderful enthusiasm from The Ponderosa Guild I applied a Donna Brayshaw was first taught to make pine needle baskets by a local elder. It is her honour to teach others. In this Class we will be using Ponderosa Pine needles, we are so lucky to have a plentiful supply of growing in the Okanagan. Donna will show you how to prep the needles, then bundle and weave them using a artificial sinew or raffia stitch. We’ll start by using a ceramic centre. This is an easier way for beginners to quickly see their work progress. There are many decorative stitches possible, but we will focus on one for now. Donna will have a book for you to look at to stir your imagination. You will bring: Just your imagination Date: October 7 Time:10:00 - 2PM Guild Members use Coupon Code FIBREART2021 at checkout for $10 off this workshop.

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