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Coiled Pine Needle Basketry Workshop

October 2020 in the Hudson Valley, New York State

Pine Needles Hurleyville
Pine Needles Hurleyville
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Three Coiled Pine Needle Baskets From Workshop At Drop Forge And Tool, Hudson, NY
Three Coiled Pine Needle Baskets From Workshop At Drop Forge And Tool, Hudson, NY
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Coiled Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday October 17th


In this workshop participants will work with longleaf pine needles to create a beautiful and classic basket coiled basket. This is an ancient technique found all over the world in which bundles of material are sewn together in a spiral pattern to build the basket. In this project we will use a wooden round as the basket center and begin with a line stitch and soon progress to learn a variety of other stitches, including V stitch, wheat stitch, and core wrapping. Depending on the colors of waxed linen or embroidery floss you choose, the overall pattern and look of your basket will be totally unique. Overall size is approximately 4-5″ diameter and 2″-3″ tall. This workshop is great for either beginners or those who have coiled with other materials and want to learn stitch patterns and advance their skills. It requires some dexterity and finger strength.

Details, dates, info about the weekend are below. If you want to sign up you can click the green button below or email me at

Due to Covid 19 I’ve made adjustments to how I hold workshops, including smaller workshop size. Read below for more information on my precautionary measures and participant requirements. Also please note that this workshop is subject to change or be canceled pending any major changes in the Covid situation.



Katie Grove Studios, Old Kings Highway, Stone Ridge NY 12484 (address upon sign up) 


Saturday October 17th

10:00 – 5:00


$95.00 (includes all materials and handouts on the techniques covered)


If you are traveling to the workshop there are many lovely places to spend the night locally. Here are a few links to the ones I am somewhat familiar with and a google search will find you more. Nearby Kingston and New Paltz also have motels and hotels.


Here is a link to air bnbs in the area for the weekend of the 21st. 

Bed and Breakfasts:

The 1850s House

The Arbor BNB


Creekview Campsites

Covid 19 Precautionary Measures

**Please note that while these measures create an environment that reduces possible exposure to Covid 19 there are no guarantees. If you or a loved one is immunocompromised please opt not to take a workshop at this time.**

In order to take pre-cautions against exposure to Covid 19 these are the measures I will be taking at my workshops this year. There are also several requirements you’ll need to agree to to attend.

  • Workshop sizes will be limited.
  • Hand washing throughout the day will be encouraged
  • There will be at least two hand washing and hand sanitizer stations
  • We will maintain 6 feet distance as much as possible.
  • Doorknobs, shared tools, etc. will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Class will be held primarily outdoors. Typically we move between indoors/outdoors, but in this case I want to try to stay out as much as possible. This means we will be dealing more with weather- please come prepared with layers. We will work in the shade and I’ll have tarps up in case of light rain. In case of emergencies I can physically distance about 7 people comfortably in my studio.

Participant Requirements

  • If you are sick or have possibly been exposed to Covid 19 please do not attend a workshop. If you have already paid for the workshop you will have the option of either a full refund (even last minute) or donating your payment to support the continuation of my teaching.
  • Participants will be required to bring and wear a mask
  • Participants will be asked to bring their own food, snacks, water, tea, coffee, water bottle, cups, etc. I will of course have drinking water, but have your own vessel to drink from.
  • Participants will be asked to bring a container of hand sanitizer for them to use. I will have some on hand, but it would be best if everyone had their own.

What does it look like to make a basket?

To see some examples of baskets and student experiences from single day workshops check out the blog posts below or visit my current/past workshops page. There is such an amazing array of students that take my classes and I’m always impressed with the creativity and individuality that comes out when a person sits down and allows themselves the time to make something beautiful with their hands. 

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