Pine-Needle Baskets, February 26th


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Pine-Needle Baskets

Sunday, February 26th, 10 am- 3 pm

Have you noticed our butterscotch-odored tree neighbors, the native Ponderosa Pine? If you’re crafty or interested in earth-based crafts, this may be the workshop for you. We will be instructing how to make pine-needle baskets using the coiling method. The coiling method is found throughout the world, including in Uganda, and also more locally by the Diné and Tohono O’odham native to the southwest.

These native trees are so abundant in the Front Range and with our blessed winds here, there is a lot of naturally downed green sprigs that get swept up or, if lucky, makes amazing bedding material for our local animals and decomposes in time. What a lovely way to create beauty from our native trees here! This basketry method is quite contemplative and intuitive. By the end of this course, you will know what kind of pine-needles to search for (length and freshness), how to begin the basket, finish and even embellish if you would like!

Not everyone may finish their basket during the course, but will have the knowledge of how to complete when they get home.

Read more about our instructor: Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd

This workshop is open to people of all gender identities