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Copper Turtle Pine Needle Basket


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Copper Turtle refers to the center of this basket, which is made of a heavy duty natural clay epoxy color base that is hard and does not bend, and is inlaid with a sweet copper metal clay turtle. The center was made by WeBeWeave, who says it takes 72 hours to make them from start to finish. The basket is made of coiled dyed and natural glycerin-treated longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris), stitched with two colors of Brazilian waxed Linhasita thread, using the solid wrap, diamond and Carlson Combo (half diamonds plus reverse ti) stitches in two colors. Glass crow beads with the artist’s signature and basket creation year (2023) are attached at one side.

10.25″ diameter, 2.125″ deep
(26 cm diameter, 5.4 cm deep)

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SKU: 70-23 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.