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.
Carving on a Gourd
Tutorial by A. B. Amis teaches how to use chip carving to decorate your gourd.
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 Basket Project
Use this tutorial to learn how to carve and stain a
gourd bowl. Emily Wallace provides the instructions for this simple carved and
stained gourd shown on the That's Clever show on HGTV. Tips on how to make a
gourd leveling tool are included that may also be used as a basket leveler or
height measuring device.
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.
Pictorial primer on gourd shapes by Jeanie Dixon.
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.
Netting Over A Gourd
A tutorial by Bridgette Antonelli on the Carol Duvall show (Episode
CDS-1146) that teaches
how to clean a mini gourd, stain the surfaces and surround the gourd with
knotless netting of waxed linen to make a necklace.
Online Gourd Tips
Tips, tutorials and links to tutorials contributed by members of Gourdpatch email
list. Includes cleaning, painting and chip carving.
of Miniature Jigsaws
A Comparative Review of Miniature Jigsaws by the "Gourdfather" (aka John Stacy)
of Woodburning Systems
A Comparative Review of Electronic Wood Burning Systems by the "Gourdfather"
(aka John Stacy)
A Gourd With Fresh Herbs.
Dorisanne Soyka teaches this tutorial on how to create a dyed gourd with
a stitched rim of fresh herbs. From the Carol Duvall show (Episode Episode