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Gourd Basketmaking Tips And Tutorials

Gourds For Basketmaking. The instruction, tips, techniques and guidance you need to grow, cure and use gourds in your basketry projects.

Bowl With Pine Needle Rim and Pine Needle Accent
Free instructions on how to create a gourd bowl with a rim and accent row of pine needles stitched on with sinew or waxed linen thread.

Gourd Carving and Inlay Techniques
Basic tutorial from Bonnie Gibson offers power carving tips and some ideas for basic carving and inlay. You can inlay all kinds of items including stones, heishi, dichroic glass, buttons, and beaded items. Bonnie also offers tips on using Inlace and Resins for inlay.

Gourd Central
Jean and John McClintock offer a site about gourds. Questions answered, events listings and more.

Gourd Identification Chart
Identify the shapes of various types of gourds with this American Gourd Society chart.

Gourd Easter Basket Ornament
Make an ornament for your Easter tree using this step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to cut a mini gourd into the shape of a basket and burn a basketweave design with a wood burning tool before decorating with painted accents. From Bonnie Gibson. 

Gourd Tutorials
Instructional tips on how to grow, clean, harvest, dry, finish and dye your gourds, along with several step-by-step projects  and printable gourd gift tags from Laurie Parker. (Watch out for pop-up ads.)

Growing and Curing Gourds
An Ohio State University Extension Service Factsheet on growing and curing gourds in the home garden.

Growing Birdhouse Gourds
Instructions and tips for growing your own birdhouse gourds in a sunny spot in your garden.

Growing Gourds
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University factsheet on growing, harvesting, cleaning and curing gourds.

Gourd Basketry Index
Gourd associations, artists, tips, techniques, projects, background and supplies.

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