Here is my pine needle basket so far.
Pine needle baskets are very easy to make. So far my problem is not tightening the raffia enough while winding the pine needles. The technique is just like my fabric basket but instead of fabric strips wrapped around soft cotton cording, the raffia is wrapped pine needles. Here is a link to by fabric basket tutorial http://ravingsofamadcrafter.blogspot.com/2012/06/making-rug-from-sheets.html This will never be as pretty as the fabric basket but it does give be a project to work on in the yard!