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Purple Swirl Pine Needle Basket


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The Purple Swirl basket was made with completely solid-wrapped coils of longleaf (Pinus palustris) pine needles, and was inspired by some of the small basket coiling kits sold by Judy K. Wilson. My sole intention was to teach myself how to create the double swirl pattern—using my favorite colors, of course! The lighter lavender thread contrasts with the rest of the darker purple thread used throughout the basket, and with the matching inset glass crow beads, creates the striking swirl effect. Two colors of Brazilian waxed Linhasita thread were used throughout.

8.5″ diameter, 2″ deep
(21.6 cm diameter, 5 cm deep)

1 in stock

SKU: 59-22 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.