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Rope Basket

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Mardella Ivers

Saturday, May 30th

Full Day

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Class description

Create a gourd with a well worn lariat rope attached to the top with or without embellishments.

The instructor will provide a cut and cleaned gourd, lining materials/black spray paint, foam brush, lariat rope--washed, 1/4" leather lacing, alcohol inks, feathers, latex gloves, and soldering tools with flat tip.

What you are required to bring

Each student is required to bring the following items to class:

A dust mask, safety glasses, heat gun, pencil, small ruler, rotary tool, mini or small saw, 1/4" ball bur, hot glue gun with extra glue sticks, sander, any embellishments you would like to add to your piece.

Class Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before May 15, 2020 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $5 to cover processing fees. To cancel, call Patti Jo Newsom at 817-917-7873 or email us at

If this class does not meet its minimum number of students by May 15th, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your registration fee will be refunded.

All classes are subject to change.

About the instructor

Mardella has been creating gourd art and teaching since 2010. She has shown in several galleries and won awards in festivals. She has also taught Rosemaling acrylic painting for 28 years at Camp Norga, Ca. She does not create in one genre but tends to start with a design in mind, then lets the gourd guide her to a finish. She also incorporates botanicals on her gourd art that she collects on her daily walks to create something out of the ordinary.

Questions about this class?

Email Mardella at

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