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Pine Needle Creations by Sheri Smith

55819 King Rd. E McKenzie Bridge OR 97413 US

Pine Needle Creations

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Two new Luminous Boxes

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 3:06 PM Comments comments (0)
              
Swirl
I have just completed 2 new Luminous boxes this past week.
This one on the left is called "Luminous Swirl". I started it about 2 months ago and thought it would be a basket and kept getting stuck with it's progress. I  finally put it in the custom white oak frame and decided to finish it as a sculpture. 
The one below is called "Luminous Swirl" and it is framed in an espresso stained box that can
be either hung on the wall or stand free form. The hand blown glass stone was my inspiration for this piece. The pine needles and fibers compliment the stone. Along with the waxed linen, I used wire to wrap as well.
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Basket workshop at Harlequin Beads in Eugene

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)
IMG 0460 I gave a basket class on Saturday at Harlequin Beads in Eugene with 7 eager students. The time flew by  even though it is an 8 hour workshop. We laughed and had a great time.
Teaching basketry is a great way to bond with people. It is always a relaxed group of, usually women, connecting on a new level.
In this workshop I had two young girls, probably in their early teens, who fit right in and caught on quickly.
Two of the students, Molly and Patricia took my workshop in Ashland and are grandmother and granddaughter. Molly was so helpful with her grandmother in Ashland that I have asked her if she would like to assist me in workshops that are  too large.
Everyone finished their baskets and am hoping there are now seven more basket makers helping me carry on the craft to the next generation.

Mother's Day Special

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM Comments comments (0)
Mother's Day is almost here! Some prices on my "Shop" page have been reduced by 10%. The time to shop is now!
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Dates for pine needle basket workshop in Eugene at Harlequin Beads.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 1:08 AM Comments comments (1)
IMG 0384I just noticed that I did not post the dates for the upcoming pine needle basket workshops I am teaching  in Eugene.
On Saturday June 15th, 10-6 at Harlequin Beads & Jewelry in Eugene.
This is a beginners class, cost is $65.
On Saturday June 29th also at Harlequin Beads & Jewelry, I will be teaching an intermediate pine needle basket class from 12-5, cost $40.
 
For details on these classes and to register, go to harlequinbeads.com
 
In November I will be teaching classes on how to make these  Christmas ornaments. The dates, locations and details will be coming soon! 
 
 
 
 
 

First Friday Art Walk in Eugene

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM Comments comments (3)
Ferris Wheel at The New Zone GalleryLast night we attended the First Friday art walk in Eugene, along with an event at Cozmic Pizza of longtime McKenzie  residents telling their stories of the river hosted by the Mckenzie River Trust.
Starting the evening leaving a platter  of fruit at the New Zone Gallery where I am showing my newest free form pine needle sculpture  we ventured out to see the "McKenzie Memories" show.
The line to get in was overflowing into the street, which gave us time to  visit with neighbors.
 Hearing the speakers and seeing short films narrated by Dave Helfrich and Leroy Pruitt of the good old days made me feel even more blessed of being a part of this community since 1973.

"Ferris Wheel" new pine needle sculpture

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:44 PM Comments comments (0)
My newest pine needle sculpture "Ferris Wheel" can be seen at the New Zone gallery in Eugene, OR
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Harlequin Beads contact information for workshops

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:27 AM Comments comments (0)
To Register for the Harlequin Beads and Jewelry pine needle basket classes go to

Harlequin beads has another pine needle basket workshop

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:18 AM Comments comments (12)
Pine Needle Basketry
With Sheri Smith of Pine Needle Creations
Cost: $65.00
In this introductory class, students will learn how to create colorful coiled baskets, using pine needles, waxed linen, seed beads and a donut stone.

Students will learn to coil and shape the pine needles with a variety of stitches: swirl, mariposa and wrapped stitch. You will complete your unique basket by the end of the class.

The skills you learn in this workshop can later be used to create necklaces, Christmas ornaments and sculptural pieces.

Class instruction is individualized, so the class size will be limited to 6 students.

Pine needles, wire ring, crewel sewing needle, bees wax and written instructions are included in the class. You will need to bring the following supplies, which can be purchased at Harlequin:

  • One 25mm donut stone
  • One color of seed bead
  • 24 yards of 4 ply waxed linen (2 - 3 colors) 8 - 12 yards each

Please have your supplies purchased before the day of class, and bring a snack or sack lunch to this all-day class.

Pine needle basket workshop atHarlequin Beads and Jewerly

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM Comments comments (0)
Luminous Coral (2)The  Pine Needle Basketry class at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry on May  4th is full!
I will be adding a new class date there soon for those of you who missed this one.

Harlequin Beads and Jewlery pine needle basket workshop May 4th

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM Comments comments (0)
May 4, 2013  Harlequin  Beads & Jewelry 10-6
1027 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97401
Pine Needle Basketry for beginners.
Cost: $65.00
In this introductory class, students will learn how to create colorful coiled baskets, using pine needles, waxed linen, seed beads and a donut stone.

Students will learn to coil and shape the pine needles with a variety of stitches: swirl, mariposa and wrapped stitch. You will complete your unique basket by the end of the class.

The skills you learn in this workshop can later be used to create necklaces, Christmas ornaments and sculptural pieces.

Class instruction is individualized, so the class size will be limited to 6 students.

Pine needles, wire ring, crewel sewing needle, bees wax and written instructions are included in the class. You will need to bring the following supplies, which can be purchased at Harlequin:

  • One 25mm donut stone
  • One color of seed bead
  • 24 yards of 4 ply waxed linen (2 - 3 colors) 8 - 12 yards each

Please have your supplies purchased before the day of class, and bring a snack or sack lunch to this all-day class.
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