Pine Needle Baskets
In Native American tradition,
the pine tree carries the meaning of Peace.
I create these baskets using materials from the Earth.
The pine needles come from a Long Leaf Pine Tree. Iindigenous and endangered, long leaf pine needles are provided in abundance from an Elder Tree on our land.
The basket centers are from cedar, oak, ash, and mimosa slices. In addition to cut and polished wooden centers, I also use smooth round stone centers, shells, walnut slices, and ceramics. All are responsibly sourced and chosen for their organic beauty.
Pine Needle Basket Workshops
View the selections below and see how the beauty of pine needle basketry resonates in your own life.
Two-day workshops are available and are held in the comfort of your home or mine. The cost is $95/person with all materials provided and the guarantee that you will complete one small basket that your own hands have made... with a little help from a friend.
To create a workshop for yourself or you and your friends, contact Sarah Soltow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the personal nature of the basketmaking process, class size is limited to 5 persons.
When I am creating a basket, I allow my mind to dream. The creation of this basket contains my dream for a New Earth.
As our old paradigms of being and structures decay and fall away, I think of a mighty oak, who having held his ground for centuries, must eventually pass away and provide rich nutrient matter for new growth.
We are living in such a time. Our centuries-old structures of power and privilege must give way to new systems of peace, equality, and stability.
Many minds, along with my own, dream of a world where 'power-with' replaces the current paradigms of 'power-over.'
We dream of lives based in the truth of abundance from the earth, not in the illusion of scarcity and fear.
We dream of acceptance, equality, opportunity, and a world of mutual support. We dream a world where the most vulnerable among us are most valued, where women and children and the elderly are not marginalized nor sacrificed on altars of war.
These are the dreams contained in this basket,
Aho. And so it is.
These baskets are available for purchase by contacting Sarah at email@example.com
Shipping is included in the price.