|Welcome to the Cypress Gourd Patch|
|Cypress Gourd Patch - |
Sumter SC Welcome to the website for the Cypress Gourd Patch of Sumter, South Carolina. We are composed of many and varied artisans who share a love for working with gourds. We meet monthly to share our skills, teach each other, and learn new techniques. We occassionally have a visiting artist teach a class. Our patch is one of five gourd patches in South Carolina, and we are affiliated with the South Carolina Gourd Society. We meet the first Tuesday of each month, from 9am to 3pm, at the North HOPE Center on Main Street in Sumter. We take turns bringing food, as we serve lunch as we conduct our monthly business meeting. If you'd like to join our group, or just visit, please do! We'd love to meet you! Just complete the email form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you! Kristie & Paula (Co-leaders)
March 6, 2012 Today, we all enjoyed a class in "Advanced Wood Burning" from Linda Kincaid. We burned the face of an owl, surrounded by oak leaves, all on a small martin gourd. We are so lucky for Linda to share her talents and expertise with us. Everyone's project looked great! The lunch was great, and we all had a wonderful day! Thanks Linda, for another awesome class!
|Pictures from our March class|
Linda begins her instructions
to the class.
Carol putting the finishing touches
on her gourd.
Donna hard at work!
Brenda chose a different technique,
applying the pattern to large
round disk of gourd. Hmmmm!
Once everyone has their pattern
on, Linda offers more
instructions on the burning
techniques to be used.
Everyone listening and anxious
to begin their project.
Penelope, Fran, Terry (visitor)
and Sammy begin applying
pattern to there gourds.
Nolly and Mickey almost ready to start burning.
Paula applying her pattern.
Joy and Pat, can't wait to see
their finished project!
Jackie, almost ready to burn!
|Our Finished projects!|
The first picture submitted
was Terry Humphries' project.
| Upcoming classes & events|
Our next scheduled class is April 3, 2012. Debbie Wilson will be visiting us from the upstate region to teach a class on making a gourd mask. We will have two different masks to choose our pattern from. We're all very excited and really looking to Debbie's class.
On April 28, 2012, the patch will be participating in the "Gourdfest" in Laurens at Ghost Creek Gourd Festival.
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