Pine Needle Basket Weaving at the Hookin’
Basic Pine Needle Basket – Basket begins with a large button glued to a piece of vinyl that will be marked for stitching placement. Florida long leaf pine needles, collected and processed by the instructor, are used to coil, or stitch together, the basket with waxed thread . The student will learn how to start and finish coiling, shaping, adding new thread, three types of stitches, adding beads, and wrapping the coil, while making their basket. Two color options of thread and several choices of beads and buttons will be available to choose from. The class will be broken into two 4 hour parts so that if you find yourself to be a slow coiler you will have time between classes to catch up.
Class times to be announced
Patty began weaving in the year of 2000, attending numerous conferences and exploring unusual materials and techniques in her designs. Patty has been teaching professionally for eighteen years, starting in a mixed media artist’s guild in Paducah KY, and expanding her exposure by forming active guilds in Paducah and Mayfield KY, and Evansville IN. Patty has a BA in education, and resides in Florida with her husband. Patty’s basket making supply business, Feather Baskets, is based out of her home, where she develops new basket designs. She spends most of her time teaching at conferences, on cruises, retreats[ KY, TN, IN, NC, WV, GA, OH, VA, IL, FL, PA ,MO, MI], schools, guilds, and any group interested in learning about basket weaving. She has recently added coiling to her techniques and enjoys the unplanned creativity.