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Pine Needle Basket

June 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Embark on a journey of creativity and connection with nature in our handmade pine needle basket class. Pine needle basketry is a time-honored tradition that allows you to transform natural materials into beautiful and functional works of art. In this class you’ll learn coil weaving, one of the oldest used weaving techniques.


You’ll begin by exploring the materials and tools required for pine needle basketry. You’ll learn how to responsibly harvest and prepare pine needles, as well as select complementary threads and embellishments to enhance your designs. You’ll discover various weaving and stitching techniques that will allow you to create baskets of different shapes and sizes. You are encouraged to bring any items you wish to incorporate into your basket allowing you to personalize it with your own creativity and intention. By the end of the class, you’ll have crafted your own unique pine needle basket as you spend the time learning the rhythm and meditative quality of weaving. Join us and embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship as we weave together the beauty of pine needles into unique and cherished baskets.


*Please Note*  due to this only being a 2-hr class, your basket will be smaller than the basket pictured on the ACWL-Nuveen class listing.


Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 10


Pay What you Can Pricing:

This class is supported by the ACWL-Nuveen Scholarship Fund. If you cannot afford the $45 class fee, you may still attend the class for $20.  ACWL-Nuveen member discounts do not apply to scholarship prices.


About the Instructor:

Drover’s passions in life are teaching, being outdoors, and making things; if he can do these three things he’s a happy man. For years he has taught wilderness survival and homesteading skills, blacksmithing, and boatbuilding at Sarqit Outdoor Living School.


ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported in part by grants from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.


June 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Arts Council of White Lake
106 E. Colby Whitehall, MI 49461 United States + Google Map
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