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Lasercut Butterfly Pine Needle Basket


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The Lasercut Butterfly basket is made from coiled natural longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) bound with Brazilian waxed Linhasita thread in two hues of blue and black for the main base. It is primarily stitched with the swirling basic stitch, and is embellished at the rim on either side with intertwined solid wrap rows of the two colors, giving a slight “butterfly wings” vibe. Glass crow beads and the artist’s signature metal tags with creation year engraved (2023) are attached at one side. This understated basket would make a lovely utilitarian vessel for bread or fruit, or just about any other treat you’d like to keep handy for the guests or grandkids!

9.5×9.25″ diameter, 1-7/8″ deep
(24 cm x 23.5 cm diameter, 4.8 cm deep)

1 in stock

SKU: 72-23 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.