Basketry Pine Needle Basket-I - JoElla Manning
For the beginning student and as your skills allow, you will create at least one to two unique and beautiful, small to medium sized basket(s). You will learn all steps and stages necessary for continuing the craft at home. Three stitches will be explored: the curve, the straight and the wheat. Two beading techniques: the Janie and the Mariposa, optional windows and handles and much more will be covered. The lab fee includes all materials allowing you to mix and match your design and color choices of center, beads, thread and pine needles. Additional materials are available for purchase.
Basketry-Pine Needle Baskets II - JoElla Manning
Building upon the necessary skills learned in PNB-I, we will learn three additional stitches: the ti, the fern and my signature stitch, the half and half. We will cover expansion of the center, free-form coiling, the focal bead and the basket as sculpture. Design concepts and considerations will be emphasized. The lab fee includes all materials allowing you to select and inter-play dyed pine needles, center, thread and beads for your week long creation. You are free to expand upon the basics learned in PNB-I, or develop a sculptural project during PNB-II. Additional materials are available for purchase. You may include your own materials as desired.