Etched and painted with fire and heat, pyrographed gourds have existed for generations—and now modern tools and solid state woodburning systems have made doing fine detail work simpler than ever. Every amply illustrated page and project teaches and inspires, as a parade of fine artists discuss their tools, reveal their techniques, and above all go through each step of the process. They explain how to pick and prepare a suitable gourd; form delicate lines, spirals, and curves; and work through intricate designs. Among the awe-inspiring projects: a pyrographed Frog gourd, basket, and several pieces of jewelry.
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"Draw" incredible designs onto gourds using inexpensive wood-burning pens. A host of talented artists show you how to carve in great detail, as well as how to fill dark color into a design, making this exciting craft more accessible and simple than ever. From how to choose and prepare a gourd to helpful hints for burning the motifs, you'll be able to create both practical and decorative objects, including bowls and jewelry.
About the Author
Jim Widess has owned The Caning Shop in Berkeley, California, since 1970. He is co-author of The Caner's Handbook, The Complete Book of Gourd Craft, and Making Gourd Musical Instruments.
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