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2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

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Jim Widess and Ginger Summit, the best-selling authors of The Complete Book of Gourd Craft and Making Gourd Instruments, have done it again: they’ve produced another winner to delight the many crafters who work with gourds. Large, lavish, and astonishingly comprehensive, this breathtaking volume introduces every tool and every technique associated with gourd carving, offers fabulous projects that advance in difficulty, and presents a gallery of works designed to inspire. See how to choose and prepare a gourd, impress the surface with a design, and work with green gourds. The magnificent methods of decorative carving covered include fretwork, engraving, chip carving, carving with gouges, relief carving, inlay, and deep relief or sculptural carving. Throughout, color photographs of exquisite carved gourds present crafts styles from countries around the world. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

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K. A. Lebherz-Gelinas
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Complete Book of Gourd Carving
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2008
This is one of those books you need to look at, put down, pick back up, and go through several times. You will find something new each time. The book is well laid out with a good basic history as well as a wonderful variety of techniques and good examples shown... See more
This is one of those books you need to look at, put down, pick back up, and go through several times. You will find something new each time.

The book is well laid out with a good basic history as well as a wonderful variety of techniques and good examples shown in large color photos.

Though there are "projects", it is more a springboard book in that it is intended to give a brief summary, examples, and then lets the reader explore on their own.

Jim Widess and Ginger Summit have provided the seasoned gourd veteran and curious beginner alike with a book that adds a bounty of ideas to an art form that has been developed by people all over the world for centuries.

I recommend this to any person, whether aspiring or experienced, as a gourd artist and a cool book if you just like the idea of functional folk art book in your library.
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W. J. Cousins
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Complete Book of Gourd Carving
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2009
I am a long time gourd artist doing all pyrographic fine art work on them but am now wanting to incorporate some carvings as well. This book is wonderful and filled with every kind of carvings one would want to learn. Since I also do wood carvings I am fortunate enough to... See more
I am a long time gourd artist doing all pyrographic fine art work on them but am now wanting to incorporate some carvings as well. This book is wonderful and filled with every kind of carvings one would want to learn. Since I also do wood carvings I am fortunate enough to have the tools to start with but am going to get some extra just for the gourds as I feel they will need to be sharpened more often. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is serious in creating beautiful intricate gourd art. The information, instructions and pictures are great! Joan Cousins of [...], Bay Area CA
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Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2018
I purchased this book over a decade ago, I still enjoy having it.
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Lucinda Piefrement
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Very nice book
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2021
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Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2019
Excellent material
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Icabod
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Just getting in to gourds
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2013
While searching for "gourd art" I came across excepts from the book. Much like flipping the pages in a stone and mortar store. Saw designs I liked plus got an idea of what was covered. Was able to find it used at a great saving. It''s what I expected with... See more
While searching for "gourd art" I came across excepts from the book. Much like flipping the pages in a stone and mortar store. Saw designs I liked plus got an idea of what was covered. Was able to find it used at a great saving.

It''s what I expected with good tips and nice designs
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2017
A wonderful book with great information. Good company to deal with.
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LD Conn
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This is one of the best books on gourding that I have found
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2015
This is one of the best books on gourding that I have found. Lots of information for everyone from beginners to advanced. Beautiful pieces of art are displayed as examples.
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2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

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2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

2021 Complete online sale Book of new arrival Gourd Carving outlet online sale

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