H: 21.5" | W: 21.5" | D: 2"
Dyed pine needles coiled with waxed linen and iridescent beads. Framed
McKenzie Bridge OR
My grandmother and mother taught me to knit, embroider and sew at an early age. My first commission was at age 13, I spent the summer knitting 12 dozen purses for a department store chain in Los Angeles. This kept me out of a lot of trouble :). I later became enthralled with basket making, beginning with functional pieces and moving on to sculptural and decorative work. The first time I remember seeing a pine needle basket was in the early 80’s. The sweet aroma of the forest drew me in and the love affair began. I continue to this day in the slow process of stitching coils together in the woods where I live. Recently I have been making "Magic Wishing Baskets", with colorful painted centers. We all need a little magic in our lives!!