This is the gourd I sell the most at
festivals. They are small and unique and allow you to to add embellishments
that give the gourd character.
It also challenges you to get creative on how you
add the patterns to the gourd. I find this gourd both fun and engaging
to make. It looks great anywhere in the home from the bathroom to
the kitchen or on a hallway table. A little surprise to enchant your
The class begins with learning a few patterns from
my books and others I enjoy using. I will demonstrate several ways
to create a design that flows around the gourd with depth and interest.
After your design is wood burned, we will add a dye
technique that will add texture to the surface before you add more
dye or paint. I will also show you how I use markers to enhance the
4 hr. class
As you finish, I will share embellishments,
beads, feathers and the things you can add to the top. You can bring
your own and challenge me on how you might use it on your gourd. No
two gourd will look alike so be ready to be amazed at the variety of
results. You can't fail with this one!
- Drawing paper and supplies you use for doodling
- Shards for practice
- Wood burner with outlining tip (optional)
- Dyes, paints, markers, and their accessories you
like to use.
Teacher will Provide
- Examples of my work for ideas
- Metallic markers and paints for you to try
- Helpful tools