Pine Needle Basket Class with Kathy Badrak – March 3

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Pine Needle Basket Class with Kathy Badrak and Karen Osland

Saturday, March 3, 2018        10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuition: $40 + $10 materials fee

Class is FULL. Call 805/686-8315 if you’d like to be put on a waitlist.
Completed pine needle baskets


In this class, participants will learn to coil a delicate pine needle basket. Students will be able to choose from a variety of basket start bases, such as polished stone, pottery start, or botanicals. Using flexible pine needles and waxed linen, students will learn the skills to create a completed basket. Each finished basket will be approximately 4 inches in diameter.


All levels of experience welcome and each student should be able to complete their basket in class. All materials and instruction provided. Please bring your own lunch.


Pine needle basket in process

About the Instructors: 

Kathy has been a basket weaver for over 20 years. She loves harvesting and preparing different, local, natural materials for her baskets.  She loves their colors, varieties, and textures.

Intertwined with her basket weaving, she is also a gourd artist and a Stained-Glass artist. She brings to her art, the natural fibers and weaving techniques and the vibrant colors and lines from her stained-glass work.

Kathy is a member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, the Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley, California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Her work has been sold through art galleries, commission work and shows in California. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and has been the featured artist for the Cypress Gallery.


Karen Osland is a naturalist and a basket weaver. She has taught classes on basketry and on the ethnobotany of California Native plants for 25 years. She has also taught basketry plant identification and the proper gathering and preparation of plant materials for use in creating baskets.

She is an active member of the Central Coast Basket Weavers.

Karen is retired from positions as an Environmental Planner and  staff archaeologist at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Both Kathy’s and Karen’s goal is to connect people to their environments through Nature Awareness Education and art.