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10.75″ diameter; 2.75″ deep

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

• Waxed Linhasita thread

• Lampwork beads in resin center

Notes on Hot Chiles!:

Basket created for my down-to-earth friends whose incredible California garden produces masses of colorful chile pepper varieties every year amongst lots of other edible delights. I wanted to keep it simple, because these folks aren’t really into bling, and this basket actually cooperated, though I did sneak in a few lampwork beads in the form of hot chiles anyway. My daughter, Kali, made the resin center especially for this project.

  • Stitches: Ti, Swirling Wheat, Simple, Diamond
  • Year: 2022