Posted by Katie smith / 3/24/2015 / 4 Comments / crafting , pine needle baskets
Adventures in Pine Needle Basketry - part 3
I've made a couple more recently so I figured I'd share photos of them!
I decided to try making a vase shape, and I am super pleased with how it turned out. While I'm pretty sure it won't really hold water (I'd have to find some way to seal it.) I still think it's amazing and could hold fake flowers. Haha.
I did a "meandering coil" around the vase, and added some fish beads that I got at a local craft show.
Something cool about making pine needle baskets is that I learn new things on every one! There are so many different stitches and techniques to experiment with!
On the basket below, I made a basket center out of resin! I started by making a mold with the Amazing Remelt mold, and then added Amazing Clear Cast resin and put a piece of rosemary in the resin. Once the resin was dry, I stabbed holes in it with a small awl.
As you can see above, my basket collection is really starting to grow! The only 2 baskets I've made that aren't pictured there are the 2 below, the owl basket and the Southwest themed basket whom I've found new homes for.
I'm working on a new basket as well, It should turn out neat- it uses dyed needles! :)