Discover the art of pine needle basket-making
October 25, 2013Tweet
Learn techniques and insights into pine needle basket-making from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Recreation Center EG-10. This is a fun and engaging way to make a beautiful work of art while learning a Native American skill set. Using long leaf red pine needles and a bees wax linen cord, students will learn simple stitches and the coiling technique necessary for weaving. Heather Underwood-Scott is a master pine needle basket maker, and draws her inspiration and skills from her Abenaki ancestry. She will share her techniques and insights with the group throughout the afternoon. This is a great opportunity to learn a traditional craft while making something uniquely personal. The fee is $45 and includes all the materials. We will take a lunch break and snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up early in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Recreation Center EG-10, by Wednesday, Oct. 30. Contact Campus Recreation at 607-777-PLAY for more information.