basket weaving!

So what’s a crafty girl to do when she’s not in her studio? Basket weaving!

Step 1. Grow a pine tree.
Here is an interesting factoid I learnt, the colder the climate the shorter the pine needles on a tree.

B pine tree

Step 2. Collect a large bag of pine needles. If you harvest them from the tree they will need to dry out for 6 – 8 weeks. Or just pick up the fallen needles, much easier.

B needles

Step 3. Weave your basket.
Too many steps to list here. And it’s not fast. This is my first basket, it’s not quite finished, I ran out of needles.

sm basket


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