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Gourds with Southwestern Motifs: Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More

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In a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures, gourds are a crafter’s dream come true. They are one of nature’s most versatile materials, and in the hands of a creative artisan, they can be transformed into beautiful and functional objects and instruments. This imaginative guide to crafting with gourds will instruct you in a variety of techniques for creating and decorating gourd masks, rainsticks, vases, jewelry boxes, and more, all with a unique southwestern flavor. Cut them, carve them, paint them, engrave them, or embellish them with leather, fur, feathers, and botanicals—endless creative possibilities are featured in this unique book. Inside you’ll find tips and techniques on:

Setting up a work area

Selecting and growing your own gourds

Cleaning and cutting gourds

Safely using power tools

Pyrography or “drawing with fire”

And nearly two-dozen specific gourd projects

With beautiful photos and detailed instructions, Gourds with Southwestern Motifs is sure to delight and inspire beginners and seasoned experts alike.
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