Summer Solstice by Lauralee Northcott is a hand woven pine needle basket. This basket has been made from Ponderosa pine needles, and hand woven to perfection!
I gather the needles from Ponderosa pine trees here in the Methow Valley. I remove the connective end and wash the needles. The needles are put in a bath of water and glycerin. If I want to color them I add dye. Then The needles are boiled for about 3 hours. They are cooled, rinsed, and left to dry for about a month. Now they are ready to weave.
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