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4th Annual Mountain Gourd Gathering August 15-16, 2014 Location: FAMILY LIFE CENTER Hwy. 276-S (Greenville Highway) City/Town: Cedar Moutain, NC 28718 (Transylvania County Classes are now on web site (see link below)

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MOUNTAIN GOURD GATHERING

QUEENSBERRY FARM (LEE TUTTLE'S FARM)

SOUTH CAROLINA GOURD SOCIETY

AMERICAN GOURD SOCIETY

CAPITAL CITY GOURD PATCH

CYPRESS GOURD PATCH

EDISTO GOURD PATCH

GHOST CREEK GOURDS

GOURDS AND BASKETS BY MARI

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Palmetto Gourd Patch
The Palmetto Gourd Patch was established so we can share our love of gourds. Promoting the growing of gourds, sharing the love of gourd art, and letting everyone know how to safely work with gourds - that is our purpose. Come and join us. We readily share our talents and abilities with each other and we have FUN

Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month
What Time:: 9:30 am until 2 pm
Patch Leader:: Marianne Barnes


Picture is one of the gourds Marianne used cactus skeleton on.

Please Note the Changes: (1) We will be meeting at the Wiggle Room, 319 Main Street, Traveler's Rest. It is at the back of the Sister's Store. This is a large gray house with black trim. (2) We will be meeting at 9:30am until 2pm (3) We will not be bringing dishes to put together for lunch. You can bring a bag lunch or get something in Traveler's Rest. There is a bakery next door and Forest coffee shop across the street. (4) We would like to collect a dollar from each person in attendance at each meeting to help offset the cost of the new place.

Project List

August meeting August 9, 2014 Cactus Inserts- Marianne will finish the project started last month. If you were not at the meeting, have your gourds ready to insert the cactus fibers. Here are the steps to do that: 1. Get a thick small gourd as I only have a limited supply of the cactus. Look at the pictures and decide if you want to carve the side area or the front area or all around the gourd. 2. Use a pencil to draw lines for the opening. See below examples of openings to carve:


Cactus around the small gourd


Another one with cactus around gourd - it will be paced on bottom half that has been painted brown.

The picture at the top shows the cactus on the sides. Check below for carving:


side cuts

3. Use the wheel to cut the pencil lines. Use the inverted cone to place beside cut lines and cut depth. Carve out the areas using the following steps: (a) use a wheel to cut all lines (b) Use an inverted cone to cut next to line (c) Use ball to take off outer layer (d) use structured tooth burrs for cleaning out pulp. Then you will need to smooth out the carved areas. Smooth out with sandpaper, files, and sander. 4. Paint the bottom of the gourd where the insert of cactus will be and below with acrylic paint. ****Bring brown paint, paint brushes, hair dryer or heat gun. I WILL PROVIDE CACTUS, PATINA, AND SEALER FOR $8.00. If YOU HAVE YOUR PATINA I WILL SUPPLY OTHER ITEMS FOR $5.00.

Sept- Christmas September

We will be making ornaments and Christmas gourds.

October-Patty Snearly will be teaching a wood burning class. Details to follow

November Barnyard chicken with Quick Wood. Betty Bloomfield will be teaching Supplies and picture to follow

December Christmas Party

 
December meeting - Last Time in Lyman 


We had a great time


We exchanged ornaments and I got a cute reindeer


Oh how cute!


Iris looks happy with her ornament


What a sweet angel!

 
More Christmas Pictures
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Stars!

 From December Meeting


Beautiful Cards

 
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Palmetto Gourd Patch Logo

Many of you have asked for the Palmetto Gourd Patch logo. The image below can be copied and used to make an image on computer tee shirt paper. You can then iron it to a tee shirt.Right click your mouse and press "save this picture". Save to a picture file.


 

 
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Greenville, SC
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