- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Lark Books (June 30, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1887374140
- ISBN-13: 978-1887374149
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 164 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pine Needle Basketry: From Forest Floor to Finished Project Hardcover – June 30, 1997
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Pine needles have become raw materials for baskets because they were a widely available, renewable resource. Mallow (Pine Needle and Nut Crafting, Glover, 1984) is a pine needle basketry artist and teacher. Here she covers materials, tools, basic techniques, and projects. Instead of step-by-step instructions, the projects refer the crafter to the general techniques pages at the beginning of the book. Novices are advised to make the practice basket project, which has detailed instructions, before attempting a more advanced basket. This book may be more suitable for use with classes than as a guide for beginners.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I live in south Georgia where I am surrounded by long leaf pine trees; thus, I am fortunate to be able to simply take a short walk and gather fallen pine needles by the side of the road. Gourds, sometimes used in pine needle basketry, are also available at a huge gourd farm not too far from where I live.
A few years ago I managed to take lessons in pine needle basket making and am looking forward to making some once again; I will probably purchase some fabric dye from the grocery store and will try my hand at making dyed baskets as described in this book.
This book is no lark.
It is a complete and comprehensive guide to how to make these baskets, including gathering and preparing needles, selection of other supplies, construction techniques, decorative work, and ways to preserve your completed projects. It includes super simple and straightforward instructions for would to make several projects.
I think someone could take the contents of this slim book and construct an award winning basket with the knowledge contained within.
Best random purchase I have made from Amazon ever.
There is inspiration to be found between the pages of this book - if you are not a basket maker at all, you may find yourself wanting to become one after reading it!
With four 5" bundles of pine needles gathered, I began searching for instructions on-line. There were a few but none with an abundance of photographs, supplies, list of tools and techniques as I needed and wanted.
Then, I found a link to Judy Mofield Mallow's book, "Pine Needle Basketry" and many wonderful reviews about her book. After just now receiving her book, and having 'skimmed' it in great depth, I must say, this might be THE ONLY BASKETRY INSTRUCTION BOOK that I'll ever need.
I cannot brag enough about Judy Mofield Mallow and her book Pine Needle Basketry. Off I go to soak a small bundle of pine needles...
Within 24 hours of giving her this book I had the cutest little pine needle basket sitting on display in my living room! She's been outside a ton collecting pine needles, prepping them, and then sitting indoors creating beautiful baskets ever since!
She has found the book easy to follow and is now looking forward to beginning some of the more skilled projects found within.
If you have access to long pine needles... this is absolutely the book to buy!