July 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

Longleaf Pine Needle Basketry Class

Learn the basics of pine needle basket coiling, an old craft with a long history. Join artist Brittney Hughes to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry: how to start a coiled basket, basic stitching, how to shape your basket, and how to finish your basket. Participants will start a basket and continue it at home or make a small creation.T he art of coiling baskets is universally common to indigenous peoples. Coiling is the technique of creating baskets and art from pine needles and was a part of pre-Columbian Native American crafts. Today, pine needle baskets and art are made primarily for decorative purposes. All materials (pine needles, thread, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 10 years to adult.

Date: July 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm (Central Time Zone)
Where: LNT Bigfoot Teaching Pavilion at Cheaha State Park
Fee: $25.00 supply fee. Pre-registration REQUIRED; class number is limited to 12.
For details or to pre-register, call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

Cheaha State Park
Mandy.Pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov
256-488-5885