Coiled Basket Kit For Beginners – Pine Needle

  • This kit has the beginner in mind! Learn the technique of pine needle basketry!
  • Kit makes one coiled pine needle basket about 2-1/2″ wide by 1-1/2″ tall.
  • Kit includes: Pine needles, hemp twine, tapestry needle and an 8-page full color instructional booklet all in a plastic bag.
  • Ages 7 and up, Adult Participation necessary for ages 12 and under (take breaks)
  • Made in USA

Basket Material – Product Description

Coiling is a basketry method where one material is wrapped around another in a spiral. Generally the materials used for wrapping are soft and flexible while the coil can be a bit more rigid. Designs can be created by using multiple colors and textures. These instructions will teach you how to coil a small basket. The beginning of the basket is the most difficult part. Basketry requires patience and perseverance. Keep at it and you will be proud of your new skills and finished basket. Kits are packed in plastic bags that can be used to store materials while you make your basket. If you are giving this to a child 12 and under, expect to help motivate them. Take breaks as necessary. Their basket will not necessarily look like the one in the pictures, but it is meaningful that they tried and completed a coiled basket made of pine needles.