Published at Monday, July 16th, 2018 - 10:10:44 AM. . By Alejandra Means.
The basket is created by coiling and stitching one continuous bundle of pine needles around and on top of the row below. The foundation of the basket is formed with a bundle of pine needles bound together with various fibers such as raffia, split roots, birch paper, yucca, sinew, embroidery thread, yarn or waxed linen thread. Decorative stitches and wrapping techniques are often used to make the basket strong as well as add an attractive element. The most common stitches used are the straight wheat stitch, spiral wheat stitch, fern stitch, popcorn stitch, diamond stitch, the Indian wrap, and numerous knot stitches.
You can use accessories liberally for an overall look, or sparingly as an accent only. Following are some examples of attractive, convenient, and often functional home decorating accessories that reflect a Tuscan, Mediterranean or Old World style: Vases, Urns, Pots, Tubs - can be made of ceramic, terra cotta, stone or earthenware, polystone or other resins, glass or iron.
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