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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)

Marianne is taking pre-orders for her new book out in February or March (delay in printing) titled "Creative Embellishments for Gourd Art", See her for form.


Cover of Marianne's book.

Marianne's 4th book will be out in June titled, Creative Rims for Gourds. The cost will be $19.99 if you would like to order from Marianne now.


Creative rims for Gourds

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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.

Marianne will have copies of her new book at the August patch meeting. If you pre-ordered one she will have it for you. She will have extra for sale. She will also be pre-selling her book, Creative Rims for Gourds, will should be out in June or July.

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.

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Jul 12 Meeting will be at 138 Lake Lyman Heights, Lyman, SC. 29365. Just for this meeting!! Bring extension cord. Bring a dish to share for summer potluck. Ovens and refrigerator available for use if needed. Paper products, tea, coffee, and ice provided. Bring swimsuit and towel if you want to swim after meeting. Have plastic type chairs. If you want, bring your own comfortable chair (for use with standard height tables).

Directions from Mountains (27 miles from Hwy 25 & 11) Highway 11 past Highway 25 6.3 miles to right on Highway 101. Go 2.5 miles. At stop sign, left on 414, immediate right on Highway 101 again. Go 1.1 miles, left on Jordan Road (angles left before curve). Continue on Jordan for 8.6 miles (going through 4 stop signs). Left on Lake Lyman Heights. Go over hill. At curve, take first drive to right.

From Greenville (18 miles at Arlington) Wade Hampton Blvd toward Greer/Lyman. Left on SC 357/Arlington road (past Cooper River restaurant), at Bi-Lo/Radio Shack). Follow for 2.7 miles, straight through traffic light. At 4-way stop take left on Jordan. 1.5 miles take right on Lake Lyman Heights. Go .6 miles; at curve, take first driveway right (long driveway).

From Lyman (13 miles) Wade Hampton Rd past old meeting place. Right at Traffic Light at Spinx. Immediate left at Spinx/Burger King on Holly Springs Road/Hwy 358. Go 3.3 miles, left on Hwy 357 at gas station. Go to 2nd 4-way stop (1.4 miles). Turn right on Jordan Road. Go 1.5 miles, right on Jordan Road. Go .6 miles, at curve, 1st driveway to right.

From Travelers Rest (19 miles) Right on State Park Road. Go 5.3 miles, left on Reid School Road. Go 3.2 miles, left on Wade Hampton Blvd. Go 5.7 miles, left on Arlington Rd/ Hwy 357. Go 2.7 miles to 4-way stop. Left on Jordan Road. Go 1.5 miles, right on Lake Lyman Heights. Go .6 miles, at curve, take 1st long driveway right.

July- Marianne has a pinched nerve and is in a lot of pain. She just found out she will be having a epidural next week and will not be able to attend the meeting. Betty and Julie will be helping to get your carving done at the July meeting and at another meeting Marianne will do the painting and patina with you. Carving and Cactus Skeleton and Using Metal Paint and Patina with Marianne Barnes. $8 fee for supplies. This will be for cactus and patina and paint.

We will carve out an area on your gourd in order to insert prickley pear cactus skeleton. Marianne will teach you how to carve the area and smooth it. We will paint and enhance the area with gold rub on after gluing the cactus in the area.

Materials Needed: carver and bits (wheel, inverted cone, ball - carbide steel; some structured tooth bits and some diamonds.), small thick gourd cut and cleaned or whole, brushes and paint ( I used brown but any darker color will work such as blue, green, etc)for painting in the area carved, instant glue, sander or sander for carver or sandpaper or sanding file, pencil, and if you want to finish gourd with metal and patina bring old brushes. If you have metal paint and patina, please bring it.(Then fee will be $5.00 then) I get mine from Arizona Gourds.com
Marianne will have the cactus, directions, spray glue, metal paint, and patina.


Another way Marianne used cactus

August - Cheryl Bigelow and Alice will be teaching Dodo Birds, details to follow

Sept- Christmas in 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!

 
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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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