Saturday, September 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This is the class for you to work on your shaping skills. You will learn how to smoothly transition when you start and end your coiling and how to work with raffia. We will be using the diamond stitch for a stronger coil. The pine needles have been treated with glycerin to be "kinder" to you hands and allow greater flexibility. We will be focusing on the shaping and how to increase and decrease stitches to get the shape you want. I will also talk about how I treat the pine needles with glycerin along with many other tips.
This class is for all levels of gourders. The students will not finish the project but will have a good understanding of how to successfully use raffia. Raffia is a natural material and requires more time to stitch and prepare.
I will supply the prepared gourd (cut, cleaned & holes drilled), glycerinated pine needles, raffia and stitching needle.
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