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Baby Bear Pine Needle Bowl


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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)

1 in stock

SKU: 80-24 Categories: , ,

Care & Specs

Coiled pine needle creations are gifts from nature coiled with bundles of pine needles harvested after they’ve naturally fallen to the ground, and hand stitched with various waxed cords or threads. Many pine needle creations take more than forty hours to craft—truly labors of love that I hope may be enjoyed by others for many years to come. ~NMc

  • Care Recommendations
    Avoid fully immersing in water. Subsequent drying and contraction of water-soaked and swelled needles may loosen stitches.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: it could potentially damage organic materials or unevenly fade dyed elements used in your basket.
  • Gently remove dust with a soft paintbrush, or use a can of compressed air. Lightly wipe baskets with a damp cloth using cold water (without fully immersing in water).
  • Do not place in a microwave oven: metal parts may have been used in construction, and threads are coated with wax—it’s non-toxic, yet, could melt when exposed to heat.
  • Baskets are food safe, but to ensure ease of cleaning and their longevity, it is advisable to keep food separated from basket interiors with a cloth napkin or similar protection.