Making Gourd Dolls & Spirit Figures

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
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Dolls that dance, dolls that protect, dolls that charm: these beautiful gourd dolls do that and more. Ginger Summit and Jim Widess--authors of The Complete Book of Gourd Crafting and Making Gourd Musical Instruments--pay tribute to an ancient craft in a volume both inspirational and instructional. It’s packed with images of dolls from different cultures and eras, filled with testimonials from the most creative artists working today, and brimming with advice and irresistible projects. Summit and Widess explain how to choose a gourd, mold one as it’s growing, clean it properly and safely, pyrograph and sculpt faces, create movable joints, and make such creatures as a simple, limbless Stump Doll; beaded Zulu doll; endearing Hobgoblin; and stacked Mother and Daughter dolls.
 

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Making Gourd Dolls & Spirit Figures

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Summit and Widess (coauthors, The Complete Book of Gourd Crafting) continue their creative treatment of gourds with this book of projects for human and animal figures loosely adapted from traditional ... Read full review

Making Gourd Dolls and Spirit Figures

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If you really like dolls and spirit figures this book will be a good addition. If you like gourds in general this book is too specific for your needs. Youll either love it immensely or regret the purchase. It has lots of nice photos but very little real howto content. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
CHAPTER
24
Gourds Shaped While Growing
38
Dolls with Articulated Joints
59
CHAPTER
90
CHAPTER SEVEN
108
PROJECT 10
115
Carving
121
PROJECT 19
151
CHAPTER ELEVEN
154
Stick Puppets
160
PROJECT 22
163
Finger Puppets
166
HumptyDumpty
169
Decorations for the Home
176
PROJECT 27
180

PROJECT 12
123
PROJECT 15
130
CHAPTER NINE
135
PROJECT 17
141
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
187
187
218
PROJECT 28
222
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About the author (2007)

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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