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Lil’ Black Pot Pine Needle Basket

$85.00

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The Lil’ Black Pot is really a pine needle basket with a sit-on-top lid, made from coiled dyed black longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris), and stitched in one contrasting color of Brazilian waxed Linhasita thread. Stitches include solid wrap, ti, diamond, swirling wheat, and the Carlson Combo (half diamond plus reverse ti). The base center is wood, and the top knob is a 12mm natural black onyx bead. Two glass crow beads and the artist’s signature metal ID tags are attached to one side. The Lil’ Black Pot is sure to please anyone who wishes to contain small treats or treasures in an unassuming—yet one-of-a-kind— handmade vessel.

5″ diameter, 3″ deep, 4.25″ high with lid
(12.7 cm, 7.6 cm deep, 10.8 cm high with lid)

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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.