Monday, November 22, 2021

Learn Pine Needle Basketry

Attn: Fiber Artists, Naturalists, Foragers, Creatives, Meditators, Stitchers, Observers, and Basket Makers!
Ever want to learn Pine Needle Basketry? We are meeting next Tues Nov 23 9-11:30am Abi's 4 Art 1072 Washington Street Gloucester, MA( last meeting of 2021 and if there is interest will resume alternate Tuesdays in 2022) 
Kits are $50 with all you need to make a basket or I can give you a list of what you need. Drop in $10, bring your baskets and ideas. PM if you are interested and I will send the deets! 1078 Washington St., Gloucester, MA Elizabeth Huntsman DeAngelis Meghan Helfant Lara Keeley Wosepka @championwing @melissaabbottyoga @bee3muise @meghanhelfant0420  @larathenp

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Little 5” Pine Needle Basket I made at the Abi’s 4 Art Workshop Aug 2021

This is the little 5”wide by 11/2” high Pine Needle Basket I started making @abis4art in the Pine Needle Basket Workshop I had there on Aug 3 & 10. My intention was to produce a small project with basic Pine Needle Basketry skills like starting a basket with a cabochon glued on leather, using 4ply Waxed Irish Linen to stitch the basket with three basic stitches - an overcasting the bundle single stitch, a solid wrap stitch, placing beads on top of the bundle, putting beads between the rows, and finishing the basket with a tapered row.  I have actually never made a Pine Needle Basket this small, altho I have made small nantucket baskets previously.  Here is the finished Demo basket using the same kit, I gave everyone else to use. It is so interesting to see how everyone’s is so different so if you finish your basket please post it. If anyone else is interested in future Pine Needle Basket Workshops,  please message me. I am planning one for the fall.  I know there were a few people who wanted to come but were busy. Message me your best times and I will coordinate #pineneedleart #pineneedlebasketweaving #pineneedlebaskets #gloucesterma #capeann #rockportma #melissaabbottdesigns #abis4art @shadrach13 @meghanhelfant0420 @bee3muise @kesterson @championwing @lnatts @larathenp @rosewosepka @juliehaselgardkesterson

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Pine Needle Basket Workshop with Melissa

 Have you ever wanted to learn how to make pine needle baskets?  I am doing a class! 

tues mornings Aug 3 & 10 8:15 - 10:15am at Abi’s Art in downtown Lanesville, Gloucester, MA this summer.  I would provide a kit of beads, center, linen thread, and pine needles to make your first basket with 2 Tues Morning in person instruction sessions for a $99 for both sessions. There would be limited space check out my basket website: to see examples of my work and a bit about my Pine Needle Basket Journey.  

The kits I am making are really nice. This is a small project to get you started with the basics. You will learn the supplies you need to make more baskets, how to start a basket, how to coil and stitch with waxed irish linen thread, add beads, and wrap rows as well as finish your basket.  #pineneedlebasketry #melissaabbottdesigns #abisart  #gloucesterma #learnbasketry click to sign up for the pine needle basket workshop please. Limit 10 people so if you are interested sign up soon.  scroll thru to find date Aug to sign up for the class. Payment is by Venmo to Elizabeth DeAngelis ( Venmo address in link) All Materials provided in a kit.  Any questions or concerns or if you want to pay by cash or check please PM me.  Class will be held at Abi’s 4 Art in downtown Lanesville #gloucesterma #learntomakepineneedlebaskets

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Link to Abi’s Art: