Gourd Embellishment, Jul 30, 2022


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Jane Wilson teaches two one-day workshops where students learn to embellish a prepared gourd. These two workshops are similar but different and can be taken separately or together for a fun-filled weekend! To take both workshops, sign up for each separately. The second workshop is Jul 31, 2022.

This workshop is on Saturday. You will learn open and close coil, a basket weaving technique, using hand-dyed Danish cord on a ready-to-weave gourd (cut, cleaned, and painted with a metallic finish) and to add beads as embellishments. You will have a choice of colors of gourds, cord, and thread to make the design your own. $40 materials fee for one day or $70 for both days, paid directly to the instructor. Maximum class size is 12.

About the Instructor:

Jane Wilson was introduced to gourds in 2007 while still living in her home state of Kansas.  An avid crafter who already had wood-carving skills, she became intrigued by another artist’s use of color and wood-burning techniques on gourds and began to develop these skills through classes and videos. Jane began to add coiling or twining to her gourds, developing a way to dye the cords to match the colors she uses on the gourds.  Jane has shown locally and has also won competitions for her gourd art. 

Jane Wilson’s website is: https://www.wilsonartandframe.com/


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