Classes held in Artist’s Studio:

Pine Needle Coiling on Gourd
Choose from ten different coiling techniques.
$65 (all materials and lunch provided)
Held at Toni Best’s Studio in Visalia, CA
To register call  (559) 627-5430 or tonibestbaskets@gmail

April 1, 2017
June 3, 2017
August 5, 2017
October 7, 2017
December 2, 2017

Classes held in other locations:

Studios on the Park Gallery (Paso Robles, CA) –
Toni shares her expertise with students in basketry classes at Studios on the Park. The classes tailored to each student’s interest with three project options: sampler, floating coils and fascicle. No prior experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Cost per class is $85 with all materials included.  Limited seats available, reserve yours quickly!
Studios on the Park website – 1130 Pine Street (between 11th and 12th), Paso Robles, CA 93446
For registration info call  (559) 627-5430 or tonibestbaskets@gmail

May 20, 2017
August 19, 2017
September 17, 2017
October 21, 2017
Nov. 18, 2017

Select One of Three Project Options:
1. Stitch Sampler
Student utilize three – four different stitches thus creating a sampler of stitches.

2. Floating Coils
Students create a piece of pine needle coiling on a gourd utilizing floating coils. Floating coils are ones which at some point do not touch the previous coil. After coiling at least three rows of pine needles on a prepared gourd, students start to add floating coils. This enables the coiler to use their imagination and whimsey while coiling.

3. Pine Needle Fascicle
Students learn to coil pine needles on a prepared gourd using the tips or fascicles to create either a vertical or swirling pattern. Students should be able to complete their pieces during the class or receive enough materials to finish their creations at home.

June 24, 2017
Arts Visalia (Visalia, CA) –
More class info will be added later.


July 16, 2017
Seattle, WA –

More class info will be added later.


September 23 – 24, 2017
Nevada Gourd Festival (Carson City, NV) –

More class info will be added later.

September 29 – 31, 2017
Sacramento, CA –

More class info will be added later.