Pine Needle Basketry with Barbara Nelson

Skill Level

Experienced Beginner

Required Skills:

  • Should know basic stitch & how to thread needle.

Class Length

  • 2.5 Day Workshop (Friday am thru Sunday noon)


This workshop will introduce the beginner to the ancient native art of pine needle basketry. Intermediate weavers will have an opportunity to learn new stitches and open coiling techniques.

Friday: Military Themed Basket or Wall Hanging. Laser engraved center in student's choice of military branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Makes a great gift for a military person, active or vet, to say “Thank you for your service”.

Saturday: Freeform Basket with Agate or Geode Stone Center. Create a free form basket of your imagination around a beautiful gemstone slice.

Sunday: Making a Cabochon Basket Center. Learn to mount a cabochon stone on vinyl to make a center for a basket. Finish by making a small pine needle basket around your cabochon center.


Registration Fee $
Materials Fee $30

Materials Fee includes: $30 for prepared basket centers, waxed threads / sinew, pine needles, beeswax, copper gauges, needle, and handouts. Materials Fees are not collected as part of registration.  They are paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Students to Bring

  • Everything is supplied but feel free to bring your favorite coiling tools.

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