Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Evolution of a Turquoise Pine Needle Basket "Endless Worlds"

"Endless Worlds" 
The Evolution of a Turquoise Pine Needle Basket "Endless Worlds" in a photo journal by Melissa Abbott - I started this basket in March 2013 in Merritt Island, FL and finished it on August 15, 2013 in Gloucester, MA. The Materials are Turquoise, Beeswaxed Linen Thread, and Long Leaf Yellow Pine Needles gathered by me after a windstorm in Merritt Island FL. The needles were washed and treated with a Glycerin bath to 
preserve and darken them, giving them a glossy look.

The Start of Endless Worlds in 
Merritt Island, FL March 2013

Adding a second row of 
Turquoise Beads

Turquoise Beads

The Bottom

Starting to go up the Sides

Creating the Sides
of the Basket

Resumed working on Basket 
in Gloucester, MA August 2013
Here I am adding third row 
of Solid for the top binding
after a third row of Turquoise Beads

"Endless Worlds"
finished Gloucester, MA
August 15, 2013
by Melissa Abbott


  1. Beautiful basket! I have just started making pine needle baskets. Your turquoise basket is so bright and beautiful!

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