The first time I remember seeing a pine needle basket was in the early 1980's. At the time I was making splint woven and wicker baskets and really enjoying that process. When I laid my eyes on the pine needle basket, smelt the sweet aroma, the love affair began.
We were living at the home we built on the McKenzie River across from Belknap Hot Springs in those days. Out the front door was our own private hot springs tub.The only access there at that time was by a cable car dangling over the roaring river, but that is a story in itself...
Being surrounded by this beauty enhanced my creativity and over the years it has evolved from making more useful baskets to sculptural pieces.
I have been teaching my love of this making pine needle basket art for more than 20 years now. My enthusiasm for the process has helped me to inspire others.
My work has been shown and sold in Art Galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
" I am a TIME WEAVER, weaving in memories of myself in each piece I create and keeping one of the oldest crafts of humanity alive".
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