Outer dimensions: 11.5″ length, 7.5″ width, 2″ depth
Inner dimensions (usable): 8″ length between large clay beads, 5″width, 1″-1.75″ depth
About the Materials
Made with needles from the longleaf pine, a pine species native to the Southeastern US. These needles were collected from in and around central and southern Florida. These pines grow very fast and very tall and have needles that are anywhere between 8-22 inches long. The baskets are each unique, woven by hand using waxed cording from Maine Threads in Lewiston, ME, and decorated with upcycled jewelry and hand-crafted clay beads. Each is coated with Minwax to protect and preserve the handiwork. Baskets can be safely cleaned with soap and water, then air dried. Not machine washable.
All pine needle baskets were a collaboration between Marion Soper, my grandmother and owner of Nanny’s Creations, and myself. We started collaborating on these baskets during the 2020 quarantine, while she was unable to do her craft fairs and shows. I created the artwork on the wooden piece in the middle and she hand-wove the baskets. All clay beads were created by her friend, Val.