Southwest Gourd Techniques & Projects From Simple to SophisticatedBook - 2006
Gourds make the perfect three-dimensional canvas. With their varied sizes and shapes, they're nature's gift to the crafter, who can use a multitude of techniques to transform them into breathtaking pieces. Cut them, carve them, paint them, inlay them with stone, or embellish them with leather, fur, feathers, and botanicals: the magnificent possibilities are all featured in this splendid guide, which covers all the gourd crafting basics. Find out how to choose the right gourd (or grow your own); what safety procedures to follow; how to clean, cut, and smooth the gourd; and which tools and decorative materials to use. The projects range from a native rattle and butterfly birdhouse to ornamental treasure boxes and nested vases and bowls. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 2006.
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.