Announcement Welcome to Arts from the Forest. We specialize in the creation of pine needle baskets, using Long Leaf Pine Needles. We use a variety of natural products to accent our creations including walnut slices and decorative wooden boards. All of our products are hand-made in the United States by our two artists Charles and Maxine. Each creation is a one of a kind work of art. We also cut and sell black walnut slices and basket base boards for your craft projects.
Welcome to Arts from the Forest. We specialize in the creation of pine needle baskets, using Long Leaf Pine Needles. We use a variety of natural products to accent our creations including walnut slices and decorative wooden boards. All of our products are hand-made in the United States by our two artists Charles and Maxine. Each creation is a one of a kind work of art. We also cut and sell black walnut slices and basket base boards for your craft projects.
MARIE on Jun 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Magnificent, made with love. Will treasure it always. Boxed well came quickly. What an honor to have it!❤️
shannonmatsche77 on May 2, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very happy with my purchase! Walnuts are perfect for the project I am working on.
Cori on Dec 10, 20205 out of 5 stars
Seller is wonderful. Beautiful items, nicely packaged. Thank you!
Shirley on Oct 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very nice! Fast shipping and great packaging.
cindy on Sep 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
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cindy on Sep 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
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Mitchell on Sep 3, 20205 out of 5 stars
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Ellis on Aug 28, 20205 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous pieces! Great packing, fast shipping. Thrilled with this purchase. Highly recommended seller.
Maker of Handcrafted Pine Needle Baskets and Other Gifts from Nature
Twenty years ago we became interested in the creation of coiled pine needle baskets and vases. All materials are gathered by hand (i.e. pine needles, black walnuts, acorns, and leaves). As our talents grew, we were able to add more intricate designs. The difficulty levels of our selections were minimal in the beginning. Over time, with many hours of practice, we were able to create a larger variety with more designs and improved quality.
All of our creations are double stitched. Double stitching creates the designs that enhance the appeal of the final product. Several stitches are used with swirl and straight being the most common. The weaving of baskets and vases is tightly and intricately done using nylon thread.
Maxine is the artisan who creates and decorates the pine needle vases. Each vase begins with a special design called "Tenerife". "Tenerife" is a design woven with raffia inside a copper ring. This forms the base for the piece. Pine needles are woven using a continuous coil to form and shape the vase. Depending on the size of the finished product, 12 to 120 hours are required. Decorations of various beads, feathers, and suede are added to complement the finished product.
Charles designs and creates the baskets. Baskets are started by using a walnut or decorative board for the center. Pine needles are woven using nylon thread to form the shape. Slices of black walnuts are added throughout the pine needle basket to create different shapes and sizes. Baskets can contain between one and sixteen walnut slices, thus increasing the difficulty and beauty. Depending on the size and number of walnut slices used, 8 to 60 hours are required for completion. A wildlife series of pine needle baskets has been added to our collection featuring a variety of animals on scroll-sawn centers. We also have a wood burnt pine needle basket collection which features wood burnt images of animals or other objects such as trains, angels and more.
We have also added duck egg kaleidoscopes
In addition, we offer various craft supplies that you can use to make your own creations: black walnut slices, basket base boards.
All of our unique gifts are handmade in the United States of America by us, Charles and Maxine.
Owner, Designer, Maker
Maker and designer
Ellis Grove, IL
Partner does wood burning and makes jewelry.
Accepted payment methods
If you pay using PayPal, your item will be shipped on the next business day. If you pay using a check, your item will be held until your check clears our bank. This usually takes approximately 5 business days.