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Pine Needle Basketry      

Date/Time: Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am -4 pm and Sunday, February 29, 9:00 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center
Fee: $110 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER member $120 non member
Instructor: Kathy Klopfenstein, Artist, Instructor
Hike Level: Easy

The craft of coiled basketry is practiced world wide using a variety of natural and man-made materials. Kathi Klopfenstein will teach you one of many techniques to start a coiled pine needle basket, basic stitching, how to shape your basket, and how to finishing your basket. You will learn about responsible collecting of pine needles, preparation, and storage your materials. A variety of coiled baskets will be available for the students to study. Kathi will provide the basketry materials. Students are asked to bring a small pair of scissors, small needle nosed pliers, and a notebook and pencil for taking notes. Bring a lunch and be ready to enjoy a weekend of basketry. Beginner and experienced coilers are welcome.

Download the course outline:  Pine Needle Basketry Outline – SP2015

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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