They have a winter home there and on our daily walks with their dog Opie, We would pick up the long pine needles that lay in the lawns and flower beds.
I used every single pine-needle that we gathered.
And this is the result of those walks!!!
I learned how to make pine-needle baskets several years ago from a patient of mine. She was around 88 years old when she taught me. Her baskets were so amazing!!! I am so appreciative of the time she took showing me how to do this art.
Here is a series of photos showing the progression. I decided to do a little woodburning of a sand dollar in the center. Reminds me of the coast!!
|The pine-needles and rafia|
|I picked out some beads to add for a sweet touch|
Prim Pines. You can purchase all your supplies including a book to learn from.
Take care and enjoy the Earth!! Martha