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Gourd Basketry Books

Use these gourd basketmaking books to learn about growing, harvesting, drying, cleaning and embellishing gourds. Purchasing from Amazon.com using the "Buy From Amazon" graphic link most benefits the development of BasketMakers.com.

 

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Complete Book of Gourd Carving
by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess
The first book devoted entirely to carving on gourds. How-to instructions for fretwork (cutouts), chip carving, gouge work, relief carving, engraving, linear carving and inlay using hand tools and powered rotary carvers.

 
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft
by Ginger Summit, et al
Information about growing, harvesting, drying, cleaning and embellishing gourds. 22 projects and many decorating techniques with color illustrations. Paperback.
 

Gourd Crafts
by Ginger Summit
Basics of gourd preparation along with 20 projects that will teach you how to dye, paint, woodburn, bead, carve gourds to use in your basket making projects. Paperback.
 

Gourd Pyrography by Jim Widess Gourd Pyrography
by Jim Widess
Learn how to use modern wood burning tools to embellish gourds to incorporate into your basketmaking.
Hardcover.
 

Gourds In Your Garden by Ginger Summit

Gourds In Your Garden
by Ginger Summit
A guide to help you grow all kinds of gourds for your basketry. Hints on selecting varieties, growing, training gourds into shapes, drying and much more. Paperback.
 

cover The Decorated Gourd
by Dyan Mai Peterson
Beautifully visual, fully illustrated book will teach you how to dye, carve, watercolor and woodburn as you create decorated gourds for your next gourd basketweaving project. Hardcover.
 
cover The Art of Woodburning
by Betty Auth
Learn the techniques of pyrography, the art of burning decorative designs or pictures into a surface with a pen-like tool with a heated tip. These techniques can be used to decorate gourds. Paperback.
 
cover Step-by-Step Pyrography Projects
by Norma Gregory
This book is filled with projects that will teach you how to use modern woodburning tools to create decorative designs on your gourds. Paperback.
 

cover Learning the Art of Pyrography
by Al Chapman
Learn about the tools and techniques used in wood burning designs into a variety of materials, including gourd surfaces. Paperback.
 

cover The Complete Pyrography
by Stephen Poole
Learn traditional methods and today's techniques of burning designs into various surfaces using electrically heated engraving tools and hot-wire tools. Paperback.
 

cover Pyrography Designs
by Norma Gregory
A collection of floral, animal and other designs that you can use for your wood burning projects even if you can't draw well yourself. Paperback.
 

Wood Burning: 20 Great-Looking Projects to Decorate in a Weekend
by Betty Auth, Katherine Duncan
A selection of projects that will teach you pyrography skills. Paperback.

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