August 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park: 

Longleaf Pine Needle Basketry Class

 Learn the basics of pine needle basketry, an old craft with a long history. Join artist Brittney Hughes to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry and take home their very own creation. The art of coiling baskets is universally common to indigenous peoples. Coiling is the technique of creating baskets and art from pine needles and was a part of pre Columbian Native American crafts. Today, pine needle baskets and art are made primarily for decorative purposes. All materials (pine needles, thread, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 10 and up.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Where: JSU’s Little River Canyon Center (within 10 miles of DeSoto State Park)

Time: 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (CST)

Fee: $25 supply fee- Supply fee due day of class Pre-registration required; class number is limited to 12. For details, 256-997-5025 or email