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Pine Needle Basketry

About Kumi

Born in Osaka , Japan.   Lives in the US since 1980.
Kumi likes craft things, and tried many craft works available around her since she was child.
After her retirement from work, she met pine needle basket, felt in love with it, and she has been making a lot of items with pine needles since then.
She also tries other craft works whenever they are available,
She has published two basketry books in Japanese,
"Pine needle basketry - basic" in April, 2018, and
"Pine needle basketry - Advanced" in September, 2019.
These books are the first pine needle basketry books written in Japanese.
See "Books and Instructors" section for more details.
How to purchase my books:
You can purchase them in Japan through internets,
Japanese Amazon site;,  also Japan  America Publishing Co. site:
In the U.S., you can purchase directly contacting me at
my e-mail ;
Also through Japan America Publishing Co. site, too.

Kumi Salisbury



Current classes:
Starting Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, I will be teaching pine needle basket making class,
every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Class fee: $30.
Location:  Kihara Craft and Art Studio, in Gardena, CA
Please call Ms. Kihara at 310-538-5447 for sign up the class.
I also teach at your place if three or more people want to take lessons together.
For more information and questions, please e-mail Kumi at "" or
call me at 310-658-8508.
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