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9.75″ diameter; 1.75″ deep

• Longleaf Pine needles (Pinus palustris), dyed & glycerined

• Artificial sinew

Notes on Birds in Flight:

I just had to try the “Birds in Flight” stitch combo that wonderful basketry artist, Carolyn Zeitler, so generously shared. I used artificial sinew so I could pull off the split stitch effect, but raffia would probably be a more elegant choice for this pattern. It’s a fun combo, and now I can see more potential, and what I coulda/shoulda done better. Thanks, Carolyn!

  • Stitches: Solid wrap, Swirling Wheat, Fern
  • Year: 2023