The Complete Book of Gourd Craft: 22 Projects, 55 Decorative Techniques, 300 Inspirational Designs

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Lark Books, Aug 1, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
"...gourds with brightly painted faces and figures recently have become popular items at craft sales....This book covers growing, harvesting, and curing as well as crafting and finishing....[Gourds] can be cut, incised, painted, and embellished....The projects, presented by experienced gourd crafters, are artistic and imaginative and cover all techniques of dealing with gourds".-- "LJ

. "...lots of inspiring gourd crafting techniques and ideas-I highly recommend "The Complete Book of Gourd Craft

...its 300 color photos...depict many...amazing things you can create...plenty of detailed information..".-- "Organic Gardening

. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

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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 -

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


What is a Gourd? 12 Carving Techniques
General Processes 22 Basketry and Weaving
Cutting and Cleaning the Interior 27 Couching
Stabilizing the Gourd 40 Netting
Handles Lids Hinges and Hardware 48
Inks Stains and Dyes 58 Figures
Airbrushes and Stencils 61 Other Applications
Metallic Finishes 70

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About the author (1998)

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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