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Zoom and In-person classes

  Contact me if interested in a Zoom or in-perron class for your group. 

Slit Gourd Luminary 

 

In this class you will learn to twine with Danish cord though slits in the gourd. Using several sizes of drill bits, you will drill holes in the gourd for the light to show through. Embellish line with black ink dye. Then finish the design with a coiled rim. You will be provided with a gourd that is pre-cut with slits, dye to stain the gourd, three sizes of drill bits, fine tips applicator for black lines. When done you will a piece that is beautiful in day or nighttime. Fairy lights not included in supplies fees.

Dimensions  6" x 6"

Surface Tenerife
on a Gourd

Use your imagination as you create your own design with Tenerife weaving using 4 ply waxed linen thread on the outside of a gourd. Add beads, gemstones and charms as you string the warp for extra embellishments. 
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Tapestry Weaving in a Gourd

Learn to weave a free formed tapestry design in a gourd. A pre-cut and colored gourd will be provided. You will learn to string the warp, how to keep edges straight, color changes. Many colors of wool yarn and ribbon yarn will be include in supplies fees.

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Seashells and Seagrass Coiling

Class Description: Weave this nautical piece using seagrass and waxed linen thread embellished with seashells. You will learn knotless netting and coiling on a gourd, and how to drill holes in shells. Materials: pre-cut and marbled finish hard shell gourd, seagrass, wool roving, waxed linen, and an assortment of seashells and beads. Dimensions 5" x 5"

Basic Coiling on Gourds

Class Description: Coiling is a fun and easy basket weaving technique. Learn how to attach hand dyed Danish cord to the edge of a gourd, how to weave open and closed coiling, how to free form coil, and how to attach a row of beads to the coil. Choose from several color combinations of gourds, Danish cord, and waxed linen thread to personalize your own creation. Jane will share her own technique of dyeing the gourd and cording to match. You should be able to finish this project in class. No weaving experience is required. All other materials will be provided, including a cleaned, cut and dyed gourd.

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Button Coiling

Learn to coiling on a round body gourd, how to add a button, charm or gemstone.
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Pine Needle Weaving
with Walnut Shells

Mix-it Up, Coiling, Knotless Netting and Couching on a gourd

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 Learn to use several weaving techniques to create a piece of art. You will combine knotless netting, couching, beading and open/closed coiling on a hard-shell gourd. With these techniques you can create a simple or elaborate weaving.                         

Supplies included in the kit: drill bit, needle, tiger tape, ready-to-weave gourd, waxed linen cord, dyed cord, beads and step by step color photo instructions.

 to use several weaving techniques to create a piece of art. You will combine knotless netting, couching, beading and open/closed coiling on a hard-shell gourd. With these techniques you can create a simple or elaborate weaving.                         

Dimensions: 4 1/2' 4 1/2"

Frazzled, Seagrass and Copper Wire Twining

 

In this class you will learn to twine on a gourd using seagrass and copper wire. You will learn to do knotless netting around to body of the gourd. A base is coiled with seagrass and waxed linen thread. 

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Waves, Floating Coils on a Gourd

Lear to coil on a gourd using hand-dyed Danish cord. Then, add rows of beads to make the design's base, and add floating coils to the outside of the design to make waves around the gourd. Coiling techniques used are open, closed, and floating. Choose from an array of colorful gourds, cord, and thread to create this project. Kit includes: pre-finished gourd, hand-dyed Danish cord, waxed linen thread, drill bit, needle, Tiger Tape, beads, and step-by-step color instructions

Sculptural Techniques in Coiling

Using pine needles, explore the beauty and secrets of coiled shaping. Learn coiling techniques, such as sculptural free-form work, shaping, and open and closed coiling. Starting with a dragon-fly Chez glass button, you will create a sculpture that can be hung on the wall, set on an easel, or mounted in a showbox. Kit will include a Chez glass button, glycerin treated pine needle, needle, artificial sinew, step-by-step color instructions.

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Lidded Gourd Bowl

In this class, you will learn to make this beautiful, lidded gourd bowl. You will be provided with a raw, clean, and pre-cut tobacco gourd. Using a method called vinyl resist on top of the gourd will create the illusion of the forest floor with the leaves. No painting experience is needed. The bottom of the gourd will be painted, then woven with knotless netting to partially cover it. Painting supplies, gourd, waxed linen thread, drill bit, needle, finial to finish and step-by-step instructions will be provided.

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Gourd Vase with Knotless Netting

 Have fun learning to weave Knotless Netting on a gourd vase. You will be supplied with a pre-finished gourd, fiber for knotting, beads, dyed cord and step-by-step color photo instructions. You can choose from several sizes and colors of gourds and fiber.

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