Artists often take the resources around them to create their art. In an area filled with pine trees, I shouldn’t have been surprised to see a little artist’s store along Highway 101 with a big sign, “Pine Needle Baskets”. I stopped to see these baskets made from pine needles.
Here is the artist, Myrna Austin, who creates the pine needle baskets, frames, and a wide variety of items, all with pine needles. You can see more of her work at her website.