Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8, 2021
from 10AM to 4PM with this year's AIG Featured Artist Carolyn Zeitler 
at the MCBG Vegetable Garden

CLICK HERE to Register for this Workshop

Create a basket made from long-needled Coulter pine needles. Learn how to begin to coil using just raffia and pine needles and create a unique design using four distinct stitches. Students will complete a unique ad fragrant vessel and have the skills and knowledge to continue exploring this art form.

Raffia, pine needles, and darning needles are provided. Students must bring a small pair of cuticle scissors.

Workshop Registration:

Class cost is $200 per participant and includes Gardens admission. Payment is due upon sign-up. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. Class size is limited! Registration for this workshop may be completed online.

About the Instructor:

Carolyn Zeitler graduated from San Jose State in 1976 with a degree in weaving and ceramics. Three years later she began what has become a lifelong pursuit of pine needle basketmaking. Carolyn’s basketry combines the shapes created with clay with the techniques of weaving and basketry. She has exhibited and taught for over 40 years. Her work is in collections from Paraguay to Japan. Her work can be seen at


Start Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021

End Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021