The Complete Book of Gourd Craft

- 22 Projects - 55 Decorative Techniques -
300 Inspirational Designs

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

    History and Culture

Chapter One - What is a Gourd?

    Gourd Definition
    Identification Chart
    Horticulture

Chapter Two - General Processes

    Curing and Cleaning the Exterior**
    Cutting and Cleaning the Interior*
    Exterior Finishes
    Interior Finishes
    Stabilizing the Gourd
    Attaching Pieces to the Gourd*
    Handles, Lids, Hinges, and Hardware
    Repairs

Chapter Three - Color

    Waxes and Polishes
    Inks, Stains, and Dyes*
    Airburshes and Stencils**
    Paints***
    Metallic Finishes*

Chapter 4 - Pyrography and Carving

    Wood Burning Techniques*
    Carving Techniques*
    Inlay
    Lattice Work*

Chapter Five - Basketry and Weaving

    Wrapping and Coiling*
    Couching*
    Twining*
    Split Gourd and Slit Weaving
    Netting*
    Knotless Netting
    Teneriffe and Tapestry Weaving

Chapter 6 - Other Materials and Techniques

    Clay*
    Collage and Decoupage*
    Figures*
    Other Applications

Chapter 7 - Putting It All Together

    A Project in Pictures by Don Weeke

Acknowledgements
Americal Gourd Society
Contributing Artists
Supply Sources
Bibliography
Index

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(*) each asterisk in the Table of Contents indicates there is a complete photographed step-by-step illustration with text describing of how to perform that technique. Below is a sample from Chapter Three - Color and from Chapter 5, Basketry & Weaving