Almost Coconut Pine Needle Basket by Nancy McKeown
Almost Coconut Pine Needle Basket profile
Almost Coconut Pine Needle Basket

Sporting an interior center of radiating V stitches and a body of popcorn stitches, this small coconut-sized lidded basket almost resembles the actual coconut that hung in our sailboat’s galley for years as we cruised throughout the South Pacific—it was the perfect place to keep garlic bulbs handy. The lid has a black resin toggle button for a knob, and radiating ti stitches, solid wraps, and diamond stitches to complement the base design. Glass crow beads and brass tags authenticate the artist and creation year (2022). Made with coiled longleaf (Pinus palustris) pine needles that have been dyed black and treated with glycerin for pliability, and waxed linen thread.

6.5″ diameter, 3.125″ deep (base), 3.5″ high w/lid
(16.1 cm diameter, 7,9 cm deep (base), 8.89 cm high w/lid)

 

$120.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
American Pie Pine Needle Basket by Nancy McKeown
American Pie Pine Needle Basket interior walls view
American Pie Pine Needle Basket

The American Pie pine needle basket is a red, white, and blue nod to the old Don McLean song by the same name. The center is ceramic, custom made by Ellen Butler McCoy, and has her “McCoy” signature on the bottom of it, with slightly-recessed red and blue stars on the top. Made with natural and blue dyed longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris), and stitched with three colors of Linhasita Brazilian waxed thread (red, white, and blue, of course!). Stitches include solid wrap, swirling basic, half diamond, reverse ti, and the two-color fern and simple stitches that create the chevron pattern around the extended rim. Glass crow beads are attached to one side with the artist’s signature metal ID tags.

9″ diameter,  2″ deep
(22.9 cm diameter, 5 cm deep)

 

$110.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Baby Bear Pine Needle Basket by Nancy McKeown
Baby Bear Pine Needle Basket profile
Baby Bear Pine Needle Bowl

In the children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks finds the bowl of porridge that is “just right” in the smallest bowl, which is baby bear’s. This pine needle basket, made from coiled natural and dyed black longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris), is not too big and not too small: it is just right, and thus named after Baby Bear’s bowl. Using waxed Brazilian Linhasita thread in a single color, the basked is stitched with solid wrap, diamond, swirling wheat, and fern stitches, and the bottom center is a sliced walnut. Glass crow beads and the artist’s signature metal ID tags are attached at one side.

7.5″ diameter; 2-7/8″ deep
(19 cm diameter, 7.3 cm deep)

 

$75.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Horseplay Pine Needle Tray by Nancy McKeown
Horseplay Pine Needle Tray interior
Horseplay Pine Needle Tray

Horseplay is a basket made with a ceramic center embellished with a spirited copper metal clay horse, sure to win the hearts of horse lovers everywhere. Made with natural longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris), a single rich matching color in Linhasita Brazilian waxed thread, and complementary copper-painted steel beads lining the rim. Stitching includes solid wrap, swirling basic, straight wheat, and lazy stitch. Glass crow beads and an artist-signed metal ID tag complete the piece.

9.75″ x 8.75″ diameter; 1.75″ deep
(24.8 x 22.2 cm diameter, 4.5 cm deep)

$125.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Lidded Butterfly Pine Needle Basket
Lidded Butterfly Pine Needle Basket open
Lidded Butterfly Pine Needle Basket

A small lidded basket with a teneriffe-woven butterfly motif for the center of its lid. The lid fits inside of the top rim of the basket base, creating a flat top appearance to further enhance focus on the butterfly element. Made of coiled natural longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) and stitched with three shades of blue waxed Brazilian Linhasita thread. Radiating ti stitches in the lid create a gradient effect, and the base consists of solid wraps, simple, diamond, and reverse ti stitches—the combination of which is named the Carlson Combo. The teneriffe butterfly weaving is created on a 2-inch metal ring covered with the double buttonhole stitch.

5.25″ diameter, 2.25″ deep

(13.3 cm diameter, 5.7 cm deep)

$85.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Purple Swirl Pine Needle Basket by Nancy McKeown
Purple Swirl Pine Needle Basket profile
Purple Swirl Pine Needle Basket

The Purple Swirl basket was made with completely solid-wrapped coils of longleaf (Pinus palustris) pine needles, and was inspired by small coiling kits sold by Judy K. Wilson. My sole intention was to teach myself how to create the double swirl pattern—using my favorite colors, of course! The lighter lavender thread contrasts with the rest of the darker purple thread used throughout the basket, and with the matching inset glass crow beads, creates the striking swirl effect. Two colors of Brazilian waxed Linhasita thread were used throughout.

8.5″ diameter, 2″ deep
(21.6 cm diameter, 5 cm deep)

 

$85.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Salsa! Pine Needle Basket by Nancy McKeown
Salsa! Pine Needle Basket
Salsa! Pine Needle Basket

Salsa! A fun piece, with dancing lampwork chile pepper beads that never stop moving. Thus, its name refers to either the food or the dance… I couldn’t decide (but due to all the movement, I’m leaning towards “dance!”). Resin center made by Kali McKeown, embedded with the same lampwork chile pepper beads, and complemented by the radiating ti stitching with four colors of Linhasita waxed Brazilian thread that creates a gradient color effect. Coiled black-dyed longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) are also embellished with matching crow beads and metal ID tags.

9.5″ diameter, 2.5″ deep
(24.1 cm diameter, 6.35 cm deep)

 

$145.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Surprise Pine Needle Basket
Surprise Pine Needle Basket interior
Surprise Pine Needle Basket

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

Created at the request of a friend, this basket grew too big too fast for its intended purpose, and so, it was back to the drawing board for me to make something else for them that was closer to the original vision. Made with coiled longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) that have been dyed black and glycerined for pliability, waxed Brazilian Linhasita thread, and crazy lace glass crow beads, this sweet basket is waiting patiently for its new home, perhaps with… you?!

8.5″ diameter, 4″ deep
(21.6 cm diameter, 10.2 cm deep)

 

$125.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Birds in Flight by Nancy McKeown
Birds in Flight bottom
Birds In Flight Pine Needle Basket

Click/tap images for enlarged views and descriptions.

Birds in Flight basket, made of dyed longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) coiled and bound with red, white, and black waxed artificial sinew. The name comes from a stitch combination developed by notable basketry artist, Carolyn Zeitler. This combo was used in both the center and outside edge of the basket. Other stitches include the fern and swirling wheat.

9.75″ diameter, 1.75″ deep
(24.8 cm diameter, 4.5 cm deep)

 

 

$95.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Water Whirl Pine Needle Basket
Water Whirl pine needle basket interior
Water Whirl Pine Needle Basket

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

Water Whirl is made of coiled longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) bound with a simple stitch and solid wrapped with Linhasita waxed thread in three colors (two blues and a light gray), with crow beads and metal ID tags. I’ve always loved swirls and organic shapes that still appear to be somewhat symmetrical. This basket was very time consuming, requiring a lot of wrapping and thread color changes. An interesting surprise was the “wave” it created all by itself at its top rim due to the way the wrapped sections stacked up. Although I had envisioned a round basket, it took on an oval shape in the end, so, I went with it and let it flow, so to speak.

9.25″ X 8.75″ diameter, 1.75″ to 2.5″ deep
(23.5 X 22.2 cm diameter, 4.5 cm to 6.35 cm deep)

 

 

 

 

$85.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
“Currents” basket by Nancy McKeown
“Currents” basket interior
Currents Pine Needle Basket

Click/tap images for enlarged views and descriptions.

This “Currents” basket is handmade of longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) treated with glycerin for pliabiltiy and longlife, and waxed Brazilian Linhasita thread. The “currents” loops depicted in the front of this basket were formed using a technique more often found in fabric-wrapped coiled rope baskets, but these are all wrapped pine needles. Stitches used in this basket include ti stitches for a radiating color gradient center, the simple and swirling wheat for the interior and exterior stitch patterns, and of course, solid wraps for the top five rim rows in various colors of water: indigo, turquoise, light green, and tropical purple (lavender).

11″ diameter, 4-1/8″ deep
(28 cm diameter, 10.5 cm deep)

 

 

$160.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Lidded Black & Natural basket
Lidded Black & Natural basket top view
Lidded Black & Natural Pine Needle Basket

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

Here’s a mini basket with a lid for all those small but precious treasures one might want to keep covered and handy. It’s made of coiled longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris), some of which have been treated with glycerin for pliability and long life, and some dyed black. Bound with natural waxed linen thread using several complementary stitches (including simple, solid wrap, diamond, fern, reversed ti, and Carson Combo), and including a matching light brown resin toggle button for a top knob, this wee basket would be a sweet addition to anyone’s need for a convenient stash option.

Rim diameter: 6.5″/16.5 cm
Base diameter: 4.5″/11.4 cm
Depth: 3.625″/9.2 cm
Height w/lid: 5.75″/14.6 cm

 

$95.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Bright Pine Needle Coilworks 11 oz. Mug YELLOW
Bright Pine Needle Coilworks Mug, 15oz. DARK GREEN
Bright Pine Needle Coilworks Mug

Add a splash of color to your daily coffee or tea ritual with a bright white 11 oz. or 15 oz. mug. The 11 oz. mug comes in three happy color accents on the handle, inside, and on the rim (yellow, orange, or dark green). The 15 oz. mug is available with dark green accents only. Printed on both sides with a rendition of the “Pine Needle Coilworks” logo, and the paraphrased version of pine needle artist Carol Busto’s quote: “Enjoy(ing) the journey!” Take a break from all that coiling, and enjoy a wee cuppa along the way!

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

 

$10.00$12.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needle Coilworks Black Mug 15 oz.
Pine Needle Coilworks design on darks
Pine Needle Coilworks Black Mug

A glossy black mug available in two sizes, printed on both sides with a rendition of my own “Pine Needle Coilworks” logo, and a paraphrased version of pine needle artist Carol Busto’s quote used with her permission in the Stitch List book: “Enjoy(ing) the journey!” Take a break from all that coiling, and enjoy a cuppa along the way!

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$10.00$12.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needles Superpower: black glossy mug, 15 oz.
Pine Needle Superpower design on darks
Pine Needles Superpower Mug

A humorous statement printed on both sides of a glossy black mug that comes in two sizes. A great gift and true essential for those who coil with pine needles! The statement reads: “I COIL COOL THINGS WITH PINE NEEDLES. WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?”

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$10.00$12.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needle Coilworks Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Pine Needle Coilworks Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Pine Needle Coilworks Water Bottle

Hydrate in style with this 17-ounce, double-walled stainless steel water bottle that is perfect for your daily outings, or for keeping by your side while making your magnificent pine needle creations. It will keep your drink of choice, hot or cold, for hours. It also features an odor- and leak-proof cap. Throw it in your car’s cup holder (it actually fits most!), take it with you on hikes, or toss it in your bag for any time you’re thirsty (while enjoying the journey of coiling your current masterpiece!).

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

 

 

$22.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Pine Needles Superpower SS Water Bottle
Pine Needles Superpower SS Water Bottle
Pine Needles Superpower Water Bottle

Stay hydrated while displaying your pine needle passion—and superpower—with pride! Here is the Pine Needles Superpower graphic printed on a black 17-ounce, double-walled stainless steel water bottle—perfect for your daily outings. It keeps your drink of choice—hot or cold—for hours. It also features an odor- and leak-proof cap. Throw it in your car’s cup holder (it actually fits most!), take it with you on hikes, or keep it close for any time you get thirsty while coiling your next masterpiece .

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$22.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Pine Needle Coilworks Organic Cotton Apron BLACK
Pine Needle Coilworks design on darks
Pine Needle Coilworks Apron

This 100% organic cotton apron sports a rendition of the “Pine Needle Coilworks” logo and happy tag line, and is a great shield against clothing snags when coiling with various natural and spiky foundations, as well as splatters and spills while painting masterpieces and creating culinary delights. Roomy front pockets keep your essential tools handy. Neck strap is adjustable with three buttonhole positions, and generous waist straps—at 45″/114 cm each—tie in back.

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$28.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Pine Needles Superpower Organic Cotton Superpowers Apron BLACK
Pine Needle Superpower design on darks
Pine Needles Superpower Apron

Whether you’re coiling a basket, painting a masterpiece, or crafting a fancy dinner, this 100% organic cotton apron can be your ideal shield against clothing snags, splatters and spills, heat, or dirt. Roomy front pockets keep your essential tools handy. Neck strap is adjustable with three buttonhole positions, and generous waist straps, at 45″/114 cm each, tie in back.

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$28.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Pine Needle Coilworks T-Shirt WHITE
Pine Needle Coilworks design on lights
Pine Needle Coilworks T-Shirt

A classic, 100% cotton men’s/unisex t-shirt available in four colors, and printed with a rendition of my own “Pine Needle Coilworks” logo, and a paraphrased version of pine needle artist Carol Busto’s quote used with her permission in my Stitch List book: “Enjoy[ing] the journey!” (a sentiment I hope all creative coilers embrace!).

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$22.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needle Coilworks Unisex Sweatshirt NAVY
Pine Needle Coilworks Unisex Sweatshirt WHITE
Pine Needle Coilworks Unisex Sweatshirt

When you just want to coil in cozy comfort, here’s a sweatshirt that will last for years. It’s wonderfully comfortable and works great alone or as an outer layer for cooler environments. The quality material needs no ironing. The front is printed with the “Pine Needle Coilworks” logo and the universally appealing (to coilers!) phrase, “Enjoying the Journey!”

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$32.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needles Superpower T-Shirt BLACK
Pine Needle Superpower design on darks
Pine Needles Superpower T-Shirt

A fun statement printed on a classic men’s/unisex t-shirt, especially for those artists who coil with pine needles. The statement reads: “I COIL COOL THINGS WITH PINE NEEDLES. WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?”

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$22.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needles Superpower Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt BLACK
Pine Needle Superpower design on darks
Pine Needles Superpower Unisex Sweatshirt

Boast your super power while coiling in cozy comfort! This sweatshirt is wonderfully comfortable and works great alone or as an outer layer for cooler environments. The quality material needs no ironing. The front is printed with a full-color graphic with the phrases “I COIL COOL THINGS WITH PINE NEEDLES. WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?”

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$32.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needles Superpower Eco-Tote BLACK
Pine Needle Superpower design on darks
Pine Needles Superpower Eco-Tote

An eco-friendly 100% certified organic cotton tote bag printed on one side with the amusing design, “I COIL COOL THINGS WITH PINE NEEDLES. WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?” This tote’s thirty-pound capacity offers lots of room for groceries, books, games, and, of course, coiling projects when you’re on the go. This tote comes in one color: black. It is printed on one side with the SUPERPOWER graphic as shown.

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

 

$18.00 Quick ViewAdd to cart
Pine Needle Coilworks Eco-Tote OYSTER
Pine Needle Coilworks Eco-Tote BLACK
Pine Needle Coilworks Eco-Tote

This eco-friendly certified 100% organic cotton tote bag is printed on one side with the “Pine Needle Coilworks” logo design and optimistic tag line, “Enjoying the Journey!” Its thirty-pound capacity offers plenty of room for groceries, books, games, and, of course, coiling projects when you’re on the move. Available in two colors, oyster or black.

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

$18.00 Quick ViewSelect options
Pine Needle Coilworks Large Eco-Tote BLACK
Pine Needle Coilworks Large Eco-Tote OYSTER
Pine Needle Coilworks Large Eco-Tote

Get rid of all that plastic and pack your goodies in this spacious organic cotton tote bag. Fill it up with groceries, books, travel essentials, and a few of your basketry projects and tools when you’re on the go—there’s room for everything. Then, enjoy the journey!

This large, 100% certified organic cotton eco-tote comes in two colors, and is printed on one side with the full color Pine Needle Coilworks spiral logo and tag line, “Enjoying the Journey!”

Click/tap on images for enlarged views and descriptions.

 

 

 

 

$22.00 Quick ViewSelect options