Gourds are the perfect medium for me. I can carve them, use pyrography, paint, weave, dye or write on them. I can do tribal art, primitive motifs, cutesy stuff, patriotic themes, goth looks, or whatever suits my fancy. So far I haven't run out of ideas!
Text and Photos Copyright Fayme Harper 2012.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
One way to embellish a gourd is by looping it with wire or thread. So here is a gourd I just started working on. I've never tried embroidery thread and it seems to be going a lot slower than when I used linen or hemp. I'll have to keep you posted on how it's coming along.