World renown basket maker Toni Best will offer at two-day workshop, Coiling on Gourd Baskets, Thursday and Friday January 16th and 17th from 9 am until 4 pm sponsored by the Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild. THSG headquarters in Room 206, Dunbar Pavilion, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson.
Participants will learn coiling techniques utilizing pine needles and create a piece of their own design on gourds provided by the instructor. The basket should be completed by the end of the 2-day workshop, but if not, ample materials will be sent home with student to complete on their own. All levels of basket makers are welcome. The workshop is open to both members and non-members of the guild. Registration is $135 for members and $165 for non-members for the two-day workshop and includes materials.
Participants may register through the Guild website www.thsg.org using PayPal, or by mail to Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild 325 West 2nd Street, Box # 5, Tucson, AZ 85705.