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Pine Needle Baskets #7588107
05/21/22 01:21 PM
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Well, some of you will undoubtedly think I need to turn in my man-card after posting a thread about basket-weaving. Actually, I've kind of enjoyed the diversion, and I've always enjoyed using natural materials in works of art. Trapping season is over, and all gear is cleaned and put away for the summer, so I made time to learn the rudiments of pine-needle basket-making.

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This one has beavertail leather as a base and incorporates 4 coyote ankle quadrate bones in the walls.


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Here's a few of the different shapes and sizes.


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This last one has juniper cross-sections joined by beavertail leather for the base, with a Sitka blacktail deer antler for the handle.

Jack


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588108
05/21/22 01:24 PM
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The baskets you made look very nice. I have never heard of pine needle baskets.

I've thought about growing colored willows, to cut wands off of to sell for basket weaving.

Keith

Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588109
05/21/22 01:25 PM
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Unbelievable craftsmanship.

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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588110
05/21/22 01:28 PM
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The creative talents also belong to true, masculine men .

Your baskets, just as your other talents in unique creativity, are things of beauty. Just as your art of skulls drawn to perfection...and everything else in your endeavors.

I like baskets to collect my yearly morels , which, by the way, are just beginning to show.

Makes me feel like little red riding hood, in the woods, with red hair instead of the cape ..

grin

Beautiful forms of art, Jack.

Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588112
05/21/22 01:31 PM
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Remarkable and elegant are but just two words to describe your work. I am sure there are many more that will do your work justice. What trees are the needles from?
Zookeeper

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05/21/22 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Zookeeper
Remarkable and elegant are but just two words to describe your work. I am sure there are many more that will do your work justice. What trees are the needles from?
Zookeeper


The needles are from local Ponderosa Pine (AKA yellowpine, AKA Bull Pine AKA Pinus ponderosa)

Thanks all, for the encouragement!


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588117
05/21/22 01:44 PM
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Dang, you have been a busy man!!! Very nice work. I knew a woman that went to rendezvous events in SE Missouri who made and sold pine needle baskets. Yours are the only others I recall seeing.

Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588119
05/21/22 01:48 PM
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Beautiful work Jack.
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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588120
05/21/22 01:48 PM
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Very cool


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588121
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Very nice

Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588130
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Yes you are a man above men even carrying a basket i bought basket weaving books from Wissmiss and after reading decided i'm more a 2x4 guy but fascinating to read


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588132
05/21/22 02:04 PM
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You never cease to amaze me Jack ! Are your wrists feeling sort of limp after all that weaving ?


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588141
05/21/22 02:10 PM
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If you got Savell's seal of approval no one thinks you need to turn in your man card, lol.

I've done some basket weaving, but have never heard of using pine needles for it. They look great.


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588164
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Excellent craftsmanship!


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: yotetrapper30] #7588168
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
If you got Savell's seal of approval no one thinks you need to turn in your man card, lol.

I've done some basket weaving, but have never heard of using pine needles for it. They look great.



There is or used to be..a thriving bunch of women along the highway in southern GA that made and sold baskets from some long leaf pines in that area.


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588172
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Very nice!


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588174
05/21/22 03:19 PM
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Well done Gulo,very nice.
Have you tried your hand at making tamarack goose decoys?

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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588175
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Beautiful craftsmanship. First time I've ever seen or heard of using pine needles. I do like the beaver tail bottoms


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588266
05/21/22 06:53 PM
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Jack they all look incredible!

Great talent and I am sure if you offered some for sale they would quickly sell out!


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Re: Pine Needle Baskets [Re: Gulo] #7588274
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Son of a gun those look awesome!


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