Arizona Gourds - Distinctive gourd art by Bonnie Gibson
Gourd Art Supplies, Tools and Education for Gourd Artists
If you enjoy gourd crafts, or just want to see gourd art creations that feature a variety of techniques, including pyroengraving, gourd carving, weaving, and painting, then this site is for you! Please visit the text links on the left hand side of the page to be taken to a variety of image galleries.
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Having fun with gourds does not require one to be a "Serious" artist. A fun and whimsical gourd project is the dolls at the right. Just the size and shape to sit on a bookcase shelf or window sill.
For many years I was a production weaver and generated yards and yards of Thrums; the leftover yarn ends when a project comes off the loom. I found a book about creating dolls using Tennessee Spinner Gourds for the heads. The directions for these dolls included a pattern for their funky bodies. What fun it was to make a variety of faces, sew the bodies out of scraps of fabric and stuff them with my Thrums. Sure to bring a grin to the faces of friends and family.
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