Gourds For Basketmaking. The instruction, tips, techniques and guidance you need to
grow, cure and use gourds in your basketry projects.
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
and Resins for inlay.
Jean and John McClintock offer a site about gourds. Questions answered, events
listings and more.
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.
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.)
and Curing Gourds
An Ohio State University Extension Service Factsheet on growing and curing gourds in the
Instructions and tips for growing your own birdhouse gourds in a sunny spot in your
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.