artgalstudio

Dyed Pine Needles, Threads, Basket & Gourd Art Supplies

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Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting Artgal's Studio.
I'm taking a short break from my Etsy shop to attend the annual Florida Gourd Society show. If you need to contact me or discuss an order, please leave a message.
or you can email me at: bnelson7 [!at] cfl.rr.com
I'll be happy to help you.

My Etsy shop will reopen on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021.

Thanks for your patience,
Barb Nelson
Artgal's Studio
bnelson7 [!at] cfl.rr.com

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 25, 2021

Thanks for visiting Artgal's Studio.
I'm taking a short break from my Etsy shop to attend the annual Florida Gourd Society show. If you need to contact me or discuss an order, please leave a message.
or you can email me at: bnelson7 [!at] cfl.rr.com
I'll be happy to help you.

My Etsy shop will reopen on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021.

Thanks for your patience,
Barb Nelson
Artgal's Studio
bnelson7 [!at] cfl.rr.com

Barb Nelson

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About artgalstudio

Sales 4,072
On Etsy since 2008

Retired Art Director Finds New Creative Outlet in Pine Needle Basketry and Gourd Art

I'm a retired Art Director/Graphic Designer and I love animals. I attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where I got my degree in Fashion Illustration and Advertising Design. Most of my career I worked as Art Director for a major department store chain. Years ago, before photography took the place of illustration, I illustrated ladies, men's and children's fashions for catalog and newspaper advertising. After computers replaced the artist's drawing board, I made the transition to designing fashion catalogs on a Mac and directing photo shoots. I've left the corporate environment and now I'm able to make more time to enjoy my pets and pursue my crafts. I continue to live in the Sunshine State of Florida, where my primary crafting passions are pine needle basketry, gourd art, knitting, crocheting and colored pencil art. I travel to various craft shows where I vend a booth and teach classes.

My Process
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Pine Needle Basket Coiling and Gourd Crafting are greatly enhanced with the use of dyed pine needles. I started dying my own needles and received many compliments on the quality of my dyed needles so I began dying larger amounts of Florida Long Leaf Pine Needles in a variety of colors that I can offer to others who enjoy coiling. I gather, sort and bundle all my own pine needles and I use premium quality, professional dyes to achieve the richest colors possible. After my needles are dyed and rinsed, they are thoroughly dried before shipping. Please look through my selection of colors. If you don't see what you want, message me. I'm happy to create a color for your project. If you're looking for Natural (undyed) premium Florida Long Leaf Pine Needles, you'll receive the best of the season. I also offer other crafting supplies and embellishments to go along with basket making and gourd art, including waxed threads, imitation sinew, handcrafted basket centers, pine needle basket kits, tutorials and great craft books on basketry and gourd art. I enjoy looking at all the great projects my customers make as well as offering advice to newcomers. Great customer service is a cornerstone of my store.

Thanks for stopping by.

Shop members

  • Barb Nelson

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Barb Nelson attended The Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale. She was an Art Director for 15 years. Now retired, Barb is active in Pine Needle Basketry & Gourd Art, travels to arts & crafts shows to teach & vend. Barb has been an Etsy seller since 2008.

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Last updated on Jun 12, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom Color Requests - Dyed Pine Needles

Artgal's Studio is happy to provide custom orders. When ordering dyed pine needles, be aware that due to a number of variables, dying pine needles is far from an exact science. I always do my best to achieve the exact color requested but occasionally 'close' is my best. A photo can be provided. If not satisfied, buyer is under no obligation to purchase.

Color Accuracy

Photos are taken in the best possible lighting conditions and edited, if necessary, for adjustment. Please be aware, however, that monitor calibration and individual device screens play a big part in the accuracy of the colors you see.

Combined Shipping

Artgal's Studio will always combine shipping on more than one item to offer the lowest cost possible.

Shipping Insurance

Orders are shipped without additional insurance. In the event you would like to purchase additional insurance, please contact Artgal's Studio prior to checkout.

Refunds & Exchanges

Refunds and Exchanged are always accepted within 14 days of delivery with the following exceptions:
* Personalized items
* Digital downloads
* Sale or discounted items
Buyer pays return shipping.
Items returned or exchanged must be in the same, unused condition as when they were shipped. When returning dyed or natural pine needles, please be sure they are re-bundled and re-wrapped in the protective bubble wrap they were received in. If the item is not returned in its original condition, buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
If an item is received damaged, buyer can file a claim with USPS for reimbursement. Additional insurance is available upon request, prior to purchase.