August 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park

Basic 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 and take home their very own creation (or the start of one).The 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, sewing needle, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 10 to adult.

When: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Where: JSU’s Little River Canyon Center-Fort Payne, Alabama(within 10 miles of DeSoto State Park)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone)
Fee: $25 supply fee. Pre-registration required; class number is limited to 10. For details or to pre-register, call 256.997.5025 or email