"The Complete Book of Gourd Craft" By Ginger Summit and Jim Widess
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft is a sumptuous, comprehensive guide to decorating gourds, a time-honored craft practiced around the world for centuries. Beginners and experienced crafters can enjoy the 22 handsome projects utilizing more than 50 decorative techniques and materials, including:
MAKING HANDLE AND LIDS
AND MUCH MORE!
For two examples of the gourd projects in this book,
click on the links below.
You'll study the effects of different drying methods for gourds.
You'll see many examples of contemporary and historical uses of gourds.
You'll be able to complare different woodburning techniques, as well as learn to carve with both motorized and hand tools.
You'll find detailed instructions for applying stains, dyes, paints, pastels and oil to gourds, as well as detailed instructions for cleaning and finishing gourds. #01570 - $18.95
What readers are saying about this book:
"This book has wonderful information and photos to inspire any amateur gourd crafter to GREATNESS!" - Susie, Galena, Illinois
"I'm a woodturner who likes to decorate the bowls I make. This book has given me several ideas that I've used successfully. I've gotten several copies for members of my woodturning club and one copy for the club library. We're always looking for new ways to enhance the simple wooden bowl and this book provides many useful ideas. Highly recommended." - Howard Borer, Boring, Oregon
"Extremely good book, very well written and good art descriptions." - N. Pemberton, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
"What a great book! I took a gourd coiling class and the instructor had this book. I couldn't wait to get my own copy! This book is so thorough. From cover to cover it's filled with information, pictures and ideas, you can't help but be inspired. I was, and now I'm "gourding" like crazy!" - S. Barahona-Lawrence, Connecticut
"This is a great book for beginners such as myself. It gives good project ideas and instruction to complete projects. Also a good section on gourd history." - URS, Blue Ridge, Georgia
"This book is full of great gourding information. Some of the most creative and beautifully decorated gourds are featured in here. If you are looking for a book on gourding - this is it!" - Heidi L. Jones, San Jose, California
"This is a beautiful, well done book. It is full of fantastic ideas and well explained how-to's. The photographs are great. I am new to gourd crafting, but this book has shown me many of the possibilities for this versatile material, way more than I ever imagined! I loved it so much I had to get her other book on gourd crafting. I can't wait to see MORE!" - Krista Wargo,Yucca Valley, California
"WARNING: IF YOU READ THIS BOOK YOU WILL BECOME INSTANTLY ADDICTED TO WORKING WITH GOURDS...OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES...EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND THOROUGH DIRECTIONS...BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION...WONDERFUL FOR ALL AGES AND GENDER." - a customer
"If I never touch a gourd - this book is lovely to read. I do however plan to try my hand at this craft and feel I have the best instructions available. The supply section lists where the gourds, tools, dyes, etc. can be obtained. I have a huge craft book collection - and this is a superior one!" - a customer
"The book is fantastic. It has lots of photos and lots of step by step instructions for creating a gourd art piece. The photos in the book are very well done and there are lots of colored photos. I have had The Complete Book of Gourd Craft since it first hit the market. It is always close at hand and used as a reference. It is the best money I have spent on a gourd book." - a customer
"As an avid gardener and reader, I found lots of information about what to do with my gourds (first how to dry them), it had fine pictures of what others have done, and projects that look easy to do while being worth while. The book gives a history of gourds. Where to get diverse seeds, and contacts for others interested in gourds (ie the gourd society). I've been tickled to share this book with friends, all have thought it wonderful." - a customer
"This book was an easy read. It was so user friendly that I couldn't put it down until I had finished it from front to back. The pictures are all complimented with instructions on how the various effects were created. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with interests in crafting and of course gourds." - a customer
"If you want to get enthused about gourd crafting this is the book that will do it.. The book is full of beautiful photographs of the work of many artists. It covers gourd carving, painting, coiling, weaving, and more. In many cases it gives well written instructions for the project." - Willard J. Bonchin, Ohio
"This book is filled with information for those who want to try growing, curing and decorating hard shell gourds. It is easy to use, filled with photos of decorated gourds and has 50 very easy step by step projects. I recommend it for novices as well as experiences crafters and growers" - Ellis Harsham, Clayton, Ohio
"This book is illustrated with great pictures, easy-to-follow instructions, and great ideas all in a slim volume whose size belies the enormous amount of information. A delight and a must have for anyone contemplating being a gourd artist or those who just love gourds." - a customer