Pine Needle Baskets

See Hawai'ian baskets at:

Mike Carroll Gallery

Lana'i City, Lana'i


Village Galleries of Maui

Terry Klerlein's artistic career has encompassed hand tooled jewelry making, original clothing design and professional costuming for the film industry.

A native of Colorado, Terry has a natural love for the mountains and forests. Combine that with her creative love of color, texture, rich designs, and natural materials and it's easy to see how the ancient tradition of pine needle basket weaving has manifested itself as her art.

"It's such a joy collecting the pine needles. In each forest the trees have a unique fragrance and pine needle color. The baskets take shape on their own as I'm weaving. The process is very organic. I let the material speak through me. There is never a plan and the completed piece is always a wonderful surprise."