Gourd Crafts: 20 Great Projects to Dye, Paint, Carve, Bead, and Woodburn in a Weekend

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Lark Books, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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A guide to using the Cucurbita and Lagenaria siceraria (a sort of hard shelled pumpkin), for a range of decorative uses in the home and in the garden. No special tools or equipment are needed, standard craft materials such as a scalpel, paints, leather dyes, shoe polish, varnish and stains. The projects include cups and bowls, bracelets, carved vase, duck-shaped birdhouse, stamped and woodburned earrings, masks, candle holders, ornamental flowerpots and an African musical rattle.

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Contents

Introduction
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8 What is a Gourd?
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Preparing the Gourd for Grafting
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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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