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Gourds : Southwest Gourd Techniques And Projects From Simple To Sophisticated ~ By Gibson, Bonnie

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Gourds make the perfect three-dimensional canvas.

With their varied sizes and shapes, they are 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



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