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These are some of the more recent gourd crafting books

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Miriam Joy's Wax Design Techniques

Create bright and colorful designs using crayons as wax. Through 251 color images, artist Miriam Joy shows how to melt the crayons and apply wax to decorate gourds and other art forms. Using less than one crayon on a gourd makes this process easy to learn, inexpensive, and practical and it can be used on many different kinds of material. Illustrated instructions guide you through five fun projects that are intended to stir your imagination: Peacock in the Moonlight, 3 Setting Suns, Midnight Star, Southwest Dragonfly, and Eye of the Diamond. Chapters include preparing the gourd or other ground,
the basics of wax design, embellishing your designs, and suppliers. A gallery of completed works will further inspire your creativity. This instructional how-to guide is a great addition to the library of any gourd artist, woodworker, or other crafter. See for yourself how fun wax can be.

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Miriam Joy's Wax Design Techniques.
   

Cut-Out Gourd Techniques

by Susan Nonn

This book was written for gourd artists looking to improve their skills with the mini jigsaw with 221 colored images and step-by-step instructions for ten projects. By working through these projects, artists will build their confidence in using the mini-saw to execute techniques such as cutting tighter lines, cutting through a tight curve, and cutting 90-degree angles.

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Cut-Out Gourd Techniques by Susan Nonn.
   

Making Gourd Bowls with the Fairy Gourdmother [Paperback]
by Sammie Crawford

Create bowls for holding candy, knick-knacks, or just to add a bit of color to any room. This new gourd craft book from Sammie Crawford, the Fairy Gourdmother®, is complete with patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and tips for preparing the gourd. With step-by-step directions for each project, create eight bowls decorated in brilliant colors. From a ghastly witch to laughing clowns, Christmas balls to Easter eggs, and hearts to seashells, these bowls will be a great addition to your everyday décor or holiday decorations. Ideal for the aspiring gourd crafter, this how-to book has nearly 140 images and patterns. A gallery of other Crawford bowls will inspire your own creative ideas.

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Making Gourd Bowls by Sammie Crawford.
   

Time for Gourds: 8 Clock Projects [Paperback]
by Sammie Crawford

If you’ve got the time, then this new gourd craft book is perfect for you.
These clock projects will make ideal accessories to your décor or gifts for family members and friends. Sammie Crawford, the Fairy Gourdmother®, provides patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and tips for preparing the gourd. Following her step-by-step directions for each project, illustrated with 199 color images, create eight clocks, decorated in brilliant colors. Themes include cats, zebras, the seashore, Christmas, and many more. Crawford’s latest how-to book is perfect for gourd crafters and woodworkers of all levels. A gallery of completed clocks will inspire your own creative ideas.

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Time for Gourds: 8 Clock Projects by Sammie Crawford.
   

Creating Bottles With Gourds and Fiber [Paperback]
by Jim Widess

Gourd and fiber containers have been essential for making human migration and commerce possible for thousands of years. This new DIY book takes a step back in time to show how different forms of fiber have been used to tie a loop around the neck or waist of a gourd or to weave an intricate basket structure to hold the handle. With more than 350 color images and step-by-step instructions, seven projects are based on water containers from around the world: a palm wine bottle from Cameroon, a canoe bottle from Borneo, a saki flask and a spiral woven bottle from Japan, a bule from Mexico, an intricately woven bottle from Indonesia, and a netted Hawaiian water bottle.
These projects show the universality of the gourd in the human settlement of the earth, and make great projects for advanced gourd artists.

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Creating Bottles With Gourds and Fiber by Jim Widess.
   

Building Gourd Birdhouses
by Sammie Crawford

Offer your feathered neighbors a handcrafted home. This detailed project book for making and decorating gourd birdhouses and feeders is complete with patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and step-by-step directions for each project. The Fairy Gourdmother ® walks you through creating ten birdhouses and feeders decorated in brilliant colors. From a charming hacienda birdhouse to a wall-mounted house in the shape of a wide-brimmed hat to a delightfully sarcastic hanging cat's head birdhouse, birds will flock to nest in your creative backyard subdivisions. Ideal for the aspiring gourd crafter, this how-to book has nearly 140 images and patterns with helpful painting, assembly, and gourd selection tips.

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Building Gourd Birdhouses.
   

Hot Gourds
by Beth Coheley

This book provides advanced instructions on the techniques of pyrocarving. Pyrocarving is a method used most oft en in wood working and design but can also be employed in the crafting of gourd art. Pyrocarving will allow more delicate cutting of gourds than standard metal tools. Less pressure is needed when using pyrography tools for carving, since the heat will do most of the work.

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Hot Gourds by Beth Coheley.
   

Creating Gourd Birds with the Fairy Gourdmother
by Sammie Crawford

The Fairy Gourdmother ® returns with another brilliant step-by-step guide to crafting with gourds, and this time it's for the birds! Follow along as she walks you through building and decorating twelve feathered friends, from the austere Edgar Allen Crow to a super cute pop-up birdie toy. You will learn practical assembly skills and excellent painting techniques so you can adorn your creations with life-like details. Each project comes complete with a detailed supply list, color palette, step-by-step instructions with photos, and a pattern. In addition, the guide offers resources and helpful tips. Ideal for gourders of all ages, this latest how-to is sure to help your gourding skills take flight.

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Creating Gourd Birds by Sammie Crawford.
   

Gourds & Fiber
by Ginger Summit & Jim Widess

Two of the world's leading experts combine gourd decorating and fiber arts for a fresh, up-to-date take on a centuries-old craft. Ginger Summit and Jim Widess will inspire gourd aficionados with a wide range of techniques, from coiling and plaiting to stitching and lacing. Over thirty fabulous projects use materials such as pine needles, silk cord, leather, reed, felt, and beads.

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Gourds & Fiber by Jim Widess and Ginger Summit.
   

Making More Gourd Ornaments
By Angela Mohr

Learn techniques for making holiday ornaments out of fruit gourds. Make a Santa head from a banana gourd, a snow couple from mini-bottleneck gourds, and shiny ornaments from egg gourds. Eight projects show how to make your holiday gourd come alive with a little paint, beads, ribbon, a rubber stamp, and other handy household items. With 203 color images and step-by-step directions, both the beginner and advanced gourd artist will have fun decorating this holiday season. Features a gallery of completed projects that will inspire new innovations of your own.

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Making More Gourd Ornaments.
   

Weaving on Gourds
By Marianne Barnes

Combine basket weaving and gourd art in this new DIY. With 200 color images and step-by-step directions, five projects are presented for both the beginner and advanced weaver: Twine and Triple Twine Gourd, Twill Woven Gourd, and a Gourd Basket with Four Rod Wale. Chapters cover preparing the gourd, weaving techniques, strengthening the rim, and adding embellishments to your finished woven gourd. Six contributing artists provide tips, and a gallery of completed works offers inspiration for creating your own designs.

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Weaving on Gourds by Marianne Barnes.
   

Apples to Apples Basic Techniques for Decorating Gourds
By C. Angela Mohr

The shape of an Apple Gourd makes it perfect to decorate for beginning artists. Ten projects include a 'Be My Valentine' gourd, fish and rooster adorned gourds, a gourd decorated with gift wrapper, and a 'Thinking of You' gourd with well-wishes written on it. There are many techniques presented. Through 178 color images and step-by-step directions you can use color, paper, common art supplies, and special effects as decorations. A gallery of finished projects will inspire your own creations.

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Apples to Apples Basic Techniques for Decorating Gourds.
   

Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds
By Betsey Sloan

Enhance your gourd vessel or basket with antlers. Containing 169 color images and step-by-step instructions, learn how to drill, frame, and attach antlers to a traditional weave basket, gourd bowl, floor vases, and even masks. Twenty projects including baskets and gourds are featured for the beginner and advanced crafter. A gallery provides inspiration for your own creations.

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Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds by Betsey Sloan.

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