Southern Long Leaf Pine Needles are coiled and stitched onto a gourd using waxed linen. I have polished and frosted agate gemstones and philodendron leaf incorporated into the weaving and have wrapped the coil with waxed linen besides stitching it on.
When Covid made its entrance, I closed my B&B for a couple of months and decided to try a new form of art, pine needle basketry. Art became my full time occupation in 2021. I dabble in several mediums, but concentrate in pine needle basketry and alcohol inks. I teach pine needle basketry locally and I have been honored with the following:
2021, Award of Merit, Arrowmont’s Sevier County 20th Biennial Art Exhibition
2022, Inclusion into Arts in the Airport, Arts Cultural Alliance
2022, Inclusion Dogwood to Kudzu, Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Show Knoxville
2022, Award of Merit, TN Craft, 51st Annual Spring Fair, Emerging Makers Tent