Coiled by Carol Miller for Giselle Ladouceur
I received the most delicate little basket from Carol Miller today!
Ohmygoodness, I swear to you that I never knew that it was possible
to make such tiny coils and such delicate, little stitches. Carol
used a birchbark base to start the basket and each coil must only
have one or two bundles of needles in it. There are a zillion little
stitches in the basket and some of the needles has the shaft left on
them for a visual decorative touch. WOW!
When I thought about it I realized that this is the first time that
I've ever held a pine needle basket made by someone else. My baskets
look large and clumsy by comparison. I use coils about the size of a
pencil. I'm going to have to try and do something delicate like this
but I have little hope that I can manage to do anything so teeny and
fine and perfectly executed!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!