Ely, the last great pure experience!

Pine Needle Basketry

February 10, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will discuss how to gather and prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. You’ll take home your own woven pine needle basket.


About the Instructor: Mary Louis Icenhour is an Ely native and retire teacher who loves to share her passion for traditional skills. She teaches our Walnut Potica, Apple Strudel, Pasty and canning classes.

Fees: Tuition: $40 Materials: $10 More information

Location: Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street, Ely, MN, 55731

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