Exposed to basketry in eighth grade art class, Toni  has been addicted ever since. Over the past fifty years, she has specialized in pine needle basketry, expanding this art to include gourds as a medium on which to weave. Recently branching out and exploring greater use of color and design, Toni has expanded from more conservative art, to one illustrating greater freedom.

Spiraling Vortex © Toni Best  The Poppy © Toni Best  "Dyed Fascicle" gourd © Toni Best

Chines Crimson Star © Toni Best  "In and Out" gourd © Toni Best  Free Form