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Natural Pine Needle Basket
Instructor: Gisela Damandl

A basket with a lot of things in it.

January 29 @ 9:00 am - January 30 @ 4:00 pm

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This is basically a coiled pine needle class. However, you will start around a larger base (gourd piece or wooden disk). This will give you a wider base and easy start from which you will work the sides.  There will be an assortment of natural items (seagrass, palm blossom, pine needles, tree roots, grasses, etc.) for you to choose from to incorporate into your piece.

You will be shaping your basket into a 5- to 7-inch-high vessel which you can decorate with seeds, wooden beads, nut slices and other nature items of your choice.

Your finished nature basket can become the holder of treasures and a beautiful accent piece to your home. No previous experience is needed for this class.

Supply fee: $40 materials fee, payable to the instructor

Supply list:

  • Students need to wear old clothing or an apron.
  • Bring the following:
    • Empty oatmeal (or similar) container to hold pine needles
    • Sharp scissors
    • And don’t forget your lunch.

Monday & Tuesday, January 29 & 30, 2024, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

2-day workshop, $151 / $121 Annual Donors

Class meets at 900 Dunlop Road., To register, call 239-395-0900.


Gisela Damandl Headshot. Gisela Damandl came to the Naples area after retiring from teaching in Pennsylvania. Her fascination with Native American craft has inspired her to create pine needle baskets and small weavings. She has taught workshops at the J.C. Campbell Folk School and teaches at her home, as well as at BIG ARTS. She exhibits her work in Pennsylvania and in Sanibel shows.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made more than one week prior to the start of class will receive an 80% refund.

-Or- funds can be transferred to any other workshop of your choice during the current season.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made less than one-week (7-days) prior to the start of the class.


January 29 @ 9:00 am
January 30 @ 4:00 pm

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BIG ARTS Sanibel
900 Dunlop Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957 United States
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