Pine Needle Basketry-Clipped Needles

When:
August 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
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Where:
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St
Ely
MN 55731

Friday, August 9, 201912:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $20

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 and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will discuss how to gather and prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. You’ll take home your own woven pine needle basket.

About the Instructor: Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.

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