- Hi, I'm in NW Florida and surrounded by pine needles, so I decided I'd better learn how to craft with them. I'm looking forward to getting started, but since I'm a total newbie, I'll gladly take all advice available!
For the first time in ages, I'm excited about pine straw!
- I wasn't able to open any of the links..:-(
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bustoc" <bustoc@...> wrote:
> Hello Fellow Coilers,
> I just joined this group and wanted to introduce myself. I live in
> Ashland, VA....a small community just north of Richmond, VA. My mother
> taught me to coil over 30 years ago, but as a busy 20+ year old, I
> simply had more important things to do than coil! LOL. Well, fast
> forward about 30 years. My mother died in 2004 and while cleaning out
> her home, I found one of her unfinished baskets. In a moment of
> melancholy, I decided to see if I could remember how to coil so I could
> finish the basket. Well, surprise what 30 years does to your
> perspective. I suddenly found that I LOVED to coil. It was so nice to
> see some fruits of your labor....unlike my toiling in corporate America!
> So that one basket started me on a roll. I have coiled off and on for
> the last 6 years. Then, last April, I retired and a group of my
> girlfriends did likewise. Over lunch one day, they asked me to teach
> them how to coil. Lo and behold, they loved it too! So now, we meet
> regularly to work on our baskets, have lunch and enjoy the retired life!
> I dubbed us "The Basketeers".....altho some of the group prefer "The
> Crazy Coilers".
> Rather than upload a zillion photos of our baskets, I'll point you to
> some web pages where some time ago, I uploaded photos of not only my
> baskets but also my mother's baskets. I also just recently created a
> page with some of my "students" baskets. I hope you enjoy them.
> My baskets:
> My mother's baskets:
> My student's baskets:
> I look forward to getting many more ideas from this group.
> Happy Coiling!
> Carol Busto
I find a good source for books and instruction at Prim Pines.com. It is a website for Judy Mallow's business. She has authored several books on Pine Needle Basketry and a good source of supplies.
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:44:25 +0000
Subject: [pineneedlebasketgroup] IntroductionI just am a new member, live in western canada. Did a few baskets a year ago, now I am starting up again. Looking forward to enjoy this group.
I have a question. Are there any sites or books on different stitches?