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Art of the Day: Tuesday January 06, 2009

Pine Needle Basket

- by Lindi Levison

This week's theme: 7 Words

Bolt, needle, plug, lace, pipe, key, screw. Seven pieces of art from seven words for seven days.

Art: Pine Needle Basket by Artist Lindi Levison
My neighbor taught me how to make pine needle baskets. I had to purchase the raffia, but the pine needles can be found outside. I have heard that some people can weave these so tightly that they hold water. I stitched beads on the outside of this one as decoration. And I made the knob on top of the lid out of polymer clay. It takes many hours to complete a pine needle basket, but the result is worth it.

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