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Coiled Pine Needle Jewelry Workshop

April 2020 in the Hudson Valley, New York State

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Coiled Pine Needle Jewelry

Saturday April 3rd

In this workshop we will take the traditional basketry technique of coiling with pine needles and use it in a creative way to make one-of-a-kind pendants for necklaces or earrings. We will begin with longleaf pine needles and your choice of colorful waxed linen or embroidery floss sewing strands. Each participant will have time to make at least two finished pairs of earrings or necklaces. You are also able to make a shawl pin if you prefer. Join us in this playful workshop for an inventive take on a traditional art! Everything is provided, but if participants have particular necklaces or earring findings they want to incorporate they are welcome to bring them.

Please note that this is a small scale project requiring some dexterity and finger strength. Just email me if you have any questions about this aspect of it.

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 the class will be held outside and class size has been reduced.



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


Saturday April 3rd

12:00 – 4:00pm


$70.00 (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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