Waaaay back somewhere in school I feel like we may have made a pine needle basket–but I think I was too young and likely impatient to get very far with it. Oliver has had an interest in making one (I don’t know why)–possibly related to the fact that his summer camp had a lot of pine needles and he had the idea of making them into bracelets for sale (I think he successfully sold one to our babysitter for 50 cents.)
I bought a ‘learn to make a pine needle basket’ kit on the first day of vacation– but you definitely don’t need a kit to do this. A tapestry needle, some raffia, pine needles, and you tube videos would suffice. It’s lovely to sit out on the screen porch with Oran and stitch away on it.