Pine Needle Pendant

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Susan Lester

Sunday, September 11

Half Day

9:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Class description

We will be making a small pine needle piece, approximately 2.5” to 4”, that can be modified to be used as either a pendant, broach, or hair barrette.

The piece starts with the cabochon of your choice mounted on leather. There will be quite a few different cabochons for you to select from. We will weave around it with pine needles using waxed linen. You will make the addition of small beads to enhance your piece. Students can expect to finish this piece in class.

The instructor will provide everything other than what is listed below. 

What you are asked to bring

Students need to bring a small pair of scissors.

Class Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before August 30, 2022 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $10 to cover processing fees. To cancel, call Patti Jo Newsom at 817-917-7873 or email us at [email protected]

If this class does not meet its minimum number of students by August 30th, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your registration fee will be refunded.

All classes are subject to change.       

About the Instructor

I started my love of working with gourds after retirement. I joined the Great Basin Basketmakers in 2010 which eventually led me to gourd art. Joining the Great Basin Gourd Patch in 2017 really took my love of gourds to another level. I think of gourds as one of nature's greatest gifts to artists. My time experimenting with different mediums on the blank canvass of a raw gourd is something that brings me lots of joy.

Teaching techniques I have learned over the years, to others brings me happiness and fulfillment. I have been teaching basket weaving classes for several years to our basket group. Currently, I teach classes at Copper Cat Studios in Sparks, NV. where I have focused mainly on teaching pine needle weaving. Most recently I taught weaving pine needles on a gourd bowl, a combination of both my passions.

Questions about this class?

Contact Susan at [email protected] or 775-338-7910.

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