Sunday, August 29, 2010
"Patience and pine needles" are what's needed to make these baskets, says Judy Mofield Mallow. For those of us without the patience (or perhaps the pine needles), we're lucky enough to have many folks who make beautiful baskets for us. The one above comes from Teri Thompson, who makes a wide range of pine needle baskets. [via Pencil and Leaf]
This pine needle basket comes from Sustaining Art; it's approximately 3" in diameter.
This is one of the many pine needle baskets from Funny River Trading, "handwoven using needles from Ponderosa pine trees."
And this lovely pine needle basket, adorned with beads, come from the Etsy shop called, appropriately, Needles to Baskets.
And this cute pine needle basket comes from another Etsy store, Peacox Creations.
So far, all the baskets I've shown have been made in the United States - but of course, such baskets are made in other parts of the world, too. A Thread of Hope sells fair trade baskets from Guatemala, including this one.
And finally, moving up north, you can get these pine needle baskets by Ojibwe artist Donna Salo from the Museum of Anthropology at The University of British Columbia.
Baskets: When Plastic Bins Just Won't Do
Baskets Made by African Artisans
Two Beautiful Blue Baskets
In Honor of My Mom: Organizing in Blue