PHOTO: Basket-weaver gives demonstration at Hilton Head arts center
Donna Ireton's hands move deftly as she weaves a pine needle basket she said she would probably name "Taking Flight" on Tuesday. "I almost never plan what I'm going to do," she said of her creations, "I play."
Jay Karr, Staff photo
Hilton Head Islander Tammie Blank looks on as Donna Ireton gives a pine needle basketry demonstration on Tuesday at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Walter Greer Gallery. Ireton started making the stitched coil baskets, which are similar to sweetgrass baskets but made from long-leaf pine leaves, about eight years ago. "I taught myself from a book," she said. Ireton will give additional demonstrations, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head, from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 12, 19 and 26 in the gallery.
Jay Karr photo