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10″ diameter, 1.5″ deep
• Longleaf Pine needles (pinus palustris), dyed and/or glycerin-treated
• Waxed polyester cord (Maine Thread) & Brazillian thread (Settanyl)
• Crow beads embellishment
Notes on Honu basket:
This little hatchling took around 36 hours to create. The pine needles dyed black had a slight greenish tint to them (perhaps due to their original drying treatment during our local smoke-filled air from the notorious Creek Fire 2020), inspiring this first attempt at a turtle basket. Ti and reverse ti stitches in the Carlson Combo (single coil half diamond + two coils ti stitch + one more half diamond coil).
The Honu turtle basket was so much fun—and so popular—that I made 3 more! Each was especially made for different friends who were ocean and sea turtle lovers.