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The Beginners Guide to Gourd Crafting

The Beginners Guide to Gourd Crafting

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Published by: Kjikakakuj on Jun 10, 2013
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The Beginner’sGuide toGourd Crafting
How to Select, Cut, Clean,Stain, Woodburn, Paint, Weave, and Decorate Gourds!
(on the cover, gourd art by Heidi Anne Sanger)
Thank you for your interest in gourds! Every year thousands of newcomers visit the Welburn Gourd Farm and our web site andhave all kinds of questions about gourds.
The Beginner’s Guide to Gourd Crafting 
answersthe most commonly asked questions AND givesyou great tips and resources to save you both timeand money working with gourds!The Welburn Gourd Farm, located inFallbrook, CA, is the largest supplier of quality, hard shell gourds and grows over 350,000 gourds per year!Best of all, the gourds are grown organically so when you purchase a Welburn Gourd not only are you helping to protectand preserve the environment you are also avoiding health risksthat can be associated with chemical sprays being embedded inthe gourd shell.To learn more about the farm, click here! To learn how gourds are grownand see step-by-step photos of thegrowing process, use this link . 
The Beginner’s Guide to Gourd Crafting 
is jammed-packed with great information, and even if you already have some experience working with gourds, you’resure to find new ideas and great techniques in the pages thatfollow.Take special note of the Insider’s Tips sections of the book,where you’ll find priceless insider secrets and short-cuts tomake your gourding experience fun and exciting!
 You’ll discover everything from easy methods for cleaning andcutting gourds to simple methods for designing an art piece,including what colors and finishes to use.Click on the underlined text throughout this book for links toadditional resources!If you would like to share copies of this book or post it on your web site, please do so!
Copyright law prohibits the sale of this book without permission, however sharing without charging for it is fine!
Also, if you have new or additional information to add, we’dlove to hear from you! Please send us an email or give us a callat the farm!info@welburngourdfarm.com or 1-877-420-2613.
This beautiful seascape by Dianne Connelly is woodburnedon the gourd, then dyed with GourdMaster
Ink Dye andthe fishes accented with metal leafing. 

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