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Beginning Pine Needle Basketry

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Beginning Pine Needle Basketry

Beginning Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday, May 20, 2017 May 20, 2017 Grand Ely Lodge

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food & supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass & raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. You’ll learn how to weave a small basket using long leaf pine needles. We will discuss how to gather & prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. And you’ll take home your own woven pine needle basket.

About the Instructor: Mary Louise Icenhour is an Ely native and retired teacher who loves to share her passion for traditional skills and has taught our Slovenian Potica, Apple Strudel, and Pasty classes.

Fees: Tuition: $35, Materials: $10

Location: Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street, Ely, MN, 55731