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    Photo: Larry R Wagner

Pine Needle Basketry at Art in the Gardens

Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, 2022
from 10AM to 4PM with AIG 2021's Featured Artist,
Carolyn Zeitler 
at the MCBG Vegetable Garden

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. During this two-day workshop, students will complete a unique and 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.



Class size is limited to 8 participants. Registration for this workshop must be completed in advance online and includes Gardens/Art in the Gardens admission for the day. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens.

Workshop Registration .......................... $210 per participant

Member Workshop Registration ............ $200 per current MCBG Member*

*Hey Members, we have a new ticketing program! To receive your discounted rate for workshop registration (and any other membership discounts) here are the steps you need to take:

  • Click the "Member Workshop Registration" link and use the form to verify your membership and apply your discounted rate. 
  • Input your Membership ID and Last Name. If you do not know your Membership ID you can verify membership using your email address by clicking the blue "Verify with your email address" link to the bottom right of the "Last Name" box
  • Once verification is completed, you should see your discounted rates and can complete your workshop registration.
  • Then proceed to check out or add other fun things to your cart.



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: Friday, August 5, 2022

End Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

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Many thanks to Community First Credit Union, our sponsors for this year's workshops at Art in the Gardens!

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