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Looking for a new rim treatment, gourd artists? Pine needles treated with glycerin and adorned with copper beads make a powerful statement on this asymmetrical gourd. Gourd artist, Sue Brogdon will demonstrate a variety of finishes utilizing metallic copper. After the gourd is colored, students will make small wire beads and twisted wire for lashing the pine needles. Next, students attach two rows of pine needles. The first is a simple row lashing from hole to hole; the second row requires a wire wrap stitch and attaching the bead so it is suspended above the first row. Instructor will demonstrate how to make the second row structurally sound and how to line a gourd with handmade paper.
Students should bring plastic or latex gloves, a wire cutter, a roll (30 yards) of 26-gauge copper wire (Michaels or JoAnns), a heat tool (if you have one), sack lunch, beverage, and snacks. Instructor provides all other materials including dyed and natural pine needles.