Clarke County

Pine Needle Basketry

In 2012 after attending a pine needle basketry class at the Grove Hill Arts Council, Kathy Nelson fell in love with this delicate, time-consuming but beautiful craft! Since that time, she has made too many baskets to count and improves her skill with each and every one.

Kathy harvests her own long leaf pine needles, brown and green and makes them into functional and beautiful baskets. She doesn't usually start with a pattern or plan, but lets each basket develop on its own as she is coiling. Depending upon the size, it takes 10 to 12 hours for her to coil a basket. Most recently, she has begun dying her pine needles, which are expanding her color palette even more.

"I love every aspect of the basket making process, from gathering the needles, sorting, drying, soaking, and finally coiling."

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Small Round Wood Center Basket
Small Round Wood Center Basket Price: $64.50
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5.5" Small round wood center pine needle basket by Kathy Nelson.  

Oval Pine Needle Basket with Green Filigree Center pine needle basket, kathy nelson, green filigree center, oval basket
Oval Pine Needle Basket with Green Filigree Center Price: $85.95
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Item #: 12881 -

8" Oval Pine Needle Basket with Green Filigree Center by Kathy Nelson.

Round Pine Needle Basket with Wood Center  pine needle basket, kathy nelson, wood center, round basket
Round Pine Needle Basket with Wood Center Price: $92.95
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Item #: 12883 -

8.5" Round Pine Needle Basket with Wood Center by Kathy Nelson. 

Round Pine Needle and Sinew Basket
Round Pine Needle and Sinew Basket Price: $92.95
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Item #: 12884 -

Round 9.25" Pine Needle and Sinew basket by Kathy Nelson.