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Online Coiling Instruction

Page updated 5/10/2017. New links at top!
The Art of Pine Needle Basketry active group on Facebook, where you can get answers to questions FAST!

Carol Busto Basketry Tutorials Variety of instructional videos on stitches and other specialized topics, by Carol Busto

Weave A Cute Basket Out Of Pine Needles Kids and crafters will delight in this easy weekend project. It also makes a great gift!by Allison McCarthy + Meghan Caudill (using walnut slice start.)

Mother Earth New's Learn How to Weave a Pine Needle Basket. Learn how to weave a pine needle basket, includes how to prepare needles, adding thread when weaving, forming the basket side walls and basket stitching. By Judy Mofield Mallow August/September 1997

10 Tips for Better Pine Needle Baskets From Local Materials

American Gourd Society presents several tutorials, including "Pine Needle Rims" by Ronna Wuttke! Set up for online viewing, or separate "printer-friendly" version.

Basketmaking lesson plan for 4th-6th graders, written by Mary Mel Price

Coiled Rope Baskets feature instruction provided by the Country Seat.

Creating an Award-Winning Show Booth suggestions from a blue-ribbon team, written by Lynn Hoyt.

Downloadable Instruction booklet for Pine Needle Basketmaking! Published in 1920, now available free, "Pine Needle Basketry: A Complete Book of Instructions for Making Pine Needle Baskets" was authored by Linna Loehr Millikin. Unfortunately, we cannot link directly to the download. Go to, then choose "Archive," and the download can be located by author or title. Enjoy!

Sculpture by Flor BoschExplanation of the Techniques Used to Create Jeannine's Basket by Flor Bosch. This tutorial uses a traditional teneriffe technique in an original and exciting way to create free-form, one-of-a-kind sculpural weavings. Thanks so much, Flor, for sharing your wonderful ideas with us! This page is also published in Espanol. Don't miss this!

Fiber coiled baskets for kids great instructions with photos, using yarn and clothesline.

Guidelines for Gathering: Collecting 101, by basketmaker and teacher Kay Harradine! Learn how and what to gather from nature for basketry use.

Hopi Basket Weaves drawings showing the different methods of bundling and stitching in Hopi Baskets.

How To Make A Pine Needle Basket in pdf, this is an instruction sheet you can print out, provided by the National Park Service, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial, in Florida.

Making Pine Needle Baskets by A Natural State, step by step instructions with graphics.

Native Tech: Native American Coil Basketry By Tara Prindle. Instructions for Coiled Pine Needle Baskets.

Conserve Plastic Bags, make a basket an idea on recycling plastic baskets into coiled baskets. Good idea!

Needle Notes by Lynn Hoyt. Got a question about coiling? Ask Lynn to find answers for you...or send her some answers to go with questions others have asked! Pine Needle Group Exclusive Forum for your coiling questions!

The People Basket by Shannon Uriona...a concept in introducing coiling to large numbers of people. Submit your own People Basket photos! Now with a second page of People Basket adaptations!

Knotted Start for a Pine Needle Basket adapted by Kathy Awbrey. By popular demand! Now, one of the simplest basket starts is illustrated and described in detail. Thanks, Kathy!

Pine Needle Art Video by Debra Pearson, teneriffe style. .

Pine Needle Basketry on Gourds by Phyllis Sickles. Using raffia...beautiful examples.

"Pining For Your Spirit" a how-to video about coiling, by well-known fiber artist W. Jayne Stanley, of Gourdsket Vessel Company.

Plaited Coil Start by Pamela Zimmerman

Prim Pines Judy Mallow, author of From Forest Floor to Finished Project , offers coiling supplies, as well as online instruction pages.

Leather Thimble by KJ Hartsog Got sore fingers? Why not make custom leather thimbles to help out? Kathy Awbrey's Leather Thimble .

Three Rod Construction a commentary/how-to by Peg Arnoldussen

Repairing Coiled Baskets some experiences and photos from which to gain tips, by members of The Pine Needle Group yahoo email list

Angel Hat by The Hatmaker The Hatmaker - how to make a pine needle hat, along with a feature story about Kaye Burlason, who makes many of them.

Waxing a Basket by Pamela Zimmerman, how to "save" a very floppy basket.

Kit Reviews

fretwork basket by Joyce Shannon Intermediate Instruction Booklet: Focus on Frets, by Joyce Shannon, review by Pamela Zimmerman. Ready to try a closed coil? Joyce Shannon's kit series is a good one to try!

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