Decorative Arts – Basket Weaving
I am a fine art basket weaver based in Tucson, Arizona.
I have always had a passion for baskets, especially baskets that are coiled as opposed to a woven basket. I have been doing pine needle art for more than 12 years, and take pride in that my pieces are sturdy and unique.
The pine needles can be their natural color or dyed. The stitching material is an artificial sinew and sometimes I use a waxed linen for wrapping.
I believe the real beauty of a pine needle piece is in the pine needles themselves, and the simple or intricate stitches.
I also like to add other natural elements, such as bone beads, deer antlers, cholla roots and even vintage jewelry and beaded figures. Each piece, whether it’s small or large is one of a kind.