4”t X 6”w
Hand coiled from local and east coast long leaf pine needles, this basket was built up from a hardwood base made for me by Napa logspinner, Bob Saxby.
I chose to work with a mix of dark and light needles to blend the transition between the wooden base and the coiled portion.
I love the color purple. It reminds me of my mother. And so I wrapped the coils in two separate shades, adding tiny silver seed beads near the rim to catch the light. They sparkle like diamonds!
This size basket is just right for jewelry, guitar picks, house keys, or paper clips, and makes an excellent gift for Mother’s Day, anniversaries, or a bridal shower.
I cook my pine needles in a water and glycerin mix that keeps them full, flexible, and glossy. My baskets are surprisingly sturdy as well as decorative.
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