Complete Book of Gourd Carving

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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Jim Widess and Ginger Summit, the best-selling authors of The Complete Book of Gourd Craft and Making Gourd Instruments, have done it again: they’ve produced another winner to delight the many crafters who work with gourds. Large, lavish, and astonishingly comprehensive, this breathtaking volume introduces every tool and every technique associated with gourd carving, offers fabulous projects that advance in difficulty, and presents a gallery of works designed to inspire. See how to choose and prepare a gourd, impress the surface with a design, and work with green gourds. The magnificent methods of decorative carving covered include fretwork, engraving, chip carving, carving with gouges, relief carving, inlay, and deep relief or sculptural carving. Throughout, color photographs of exquisite carved gourds present crafts styles from countries around the world. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
  

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User Review  - SallyAma - LibraryThing

A truly outstanding book on gourd art with a bit of the history of gourds, and then everything from cleaning, to carving, to inlay and far more. If you can own only a few gourd art books, this is one you should have. Read full review

This book is full of good information.

User Review  - i1r2e3 - Overstock.com

This book is well written and has many pictures to look at for examples of what you can do. Read full review

Contents

INTODUCTION TO GOUD CAVING
7
IMPESSED GOUDS
25
GKEN GOUDS
31
Falling Leaves Marcia Sairanen
53
A GOUD CAVING GALLEY 160
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About the author (2004)

Widess has been providing classes for gourd craft and selling gourds and gourd craft supplies for the past 14 years. He is owner of The Caning Shop in Berkeley, California.

Ginger Summit Ginger Summit is a founding member and vice president of the California Gourd Society and a spokesperson who travels to libraries and convention to promote gourds as art forms. Summit has written Gourds in Your Garden: A Guidebook for the Home Gardner and The Complete Book of Gourd Craft: 22 Projects, 55 Decorative Techniques, 300 Inspirational Designs.

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