PINE NEEDLE BASKETS

8th Grade

Our pine needle baskets were made from needles picked right outside our classroom door. We brought them inside, cleaned, soaked, de-capped them, and wove them using raffia as thread.We worked in class for a week...then students took them home to complete and return for a grade at the end of 5 weeks. These turned out quite nicely. Native American basketry and Civil War weaving were our tie-ins to art history.