Does anybody else make pine needle baskets?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by peewee, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if anybody else here makes pine needle baskets? I would love to see some of your projects.
    Here is one that I made for my mom a few years ago:
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    And this one is in the works:
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  2. mcjerdensfarm

    mcjerdensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous work, Peewee! I use to dabble in small baskets YEARS ago, but nothing as beautiful as yours.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] beautiful! WOW! [​IMG]
     
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Are those really made out of pine needles, or are they just called that?
     
  5. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I have made baskets before, but never with pine needles. Where can I find instructions?
     
  6. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
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    We made them when we where kids. Not as nice as yours. What is the white one made from
    Piecemaker
     
  7. Marie66

    Marie66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful! [​IMG]
    you made those from pine needles?
    what sort of pine needles? the only pine needles i've ever seen are 1 1/2 long at the most.
    they must be difficult to make.
    i keep meaning to find a local basket-making class
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Beautiful work! I made a few way back in the '70's, but none as nice as yours!

    And Marie66, the closest pines to you are Bastrop State Park, and I think it's the wrong kind of pine. You might be able to get a bale of "imported" pine straw at a garden center.
    (I used to live on Redd St.)
     
  10. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    I haven't but maybe I should start. Have enough pine straw in my yard to make probably a hundred baskets. [​IMG] After all they don't call it the Pineland of NJ for nothing. The baskets are really beautiful though and it may be worth trying this out. [​IMG]
     

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