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Lidded Black & Natural Pine Needle Basket


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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

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SKU: 37-21 Categories: , ,

Care & Specs

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.