Painted with fire, pyrographed gourds have existed for years, but modern tools and solid-state woodburning systems have made fine detailing simpler than ever. “So inspiring that it will have you wishing you had sown seeds for gourds last spring....offers readers step-by-step instructions on how to create works of art.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Recommended for large art instruction and craft collections.”—Library Journal.
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"Draw" incredible designs onto gourds using inexpensive wood-burning pens. A host of talented artists show you how to carve in great detail, as well as how to fill dark color into a design, making this exciting craft more accessible and simple than ever. From how to choose and prepare a gourd to helpful hints for burning the motifs, you'll be able to create both practical and decorative objects, including bowls and jewelry.
About the Author
Jim Widess has owned The Caning Shop in Berkeley, California, since 1970. He is co-author of The Caner's Handbook, The Complete Book of Gourd Craft, and Making Gourd Musical Instruments.
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