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Gourd Bowl with Tie-Died Rim

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Susan Lester

Sunday, September 10th

Half Day

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Class description


This class is focused on a fun technique of dying a gourd bowl with a mix of gourd ink dye and pigment powder. Then we'll finish it off with an open coil of paper Danish cord that you will tie dye, beads, and sewn on with waxed linen thread.


The gourds will be completely prepared. We will begin by choosing your color scheme and tie-dying the Danish Cord. You'll paint the inside and then learn the technique of how to apply ink dye mixed with pigment powders for coloring the outside of the gourd bowls. Finish off your masterpiece by adding the coiled rim you already prepared. The bowls are approximately 4 to 6 inches in diameter.

I will supply:

Prepared gourd bowl, Danish paper cordage, beads, ink dye, pigment powder acrylic paint, gloves, paint & dye applicators, heat guns, and finishing clear acrylic spray paint.


What you are required to bring


Students need to bring small sharp scissors and an apron. Please wear old clothing the Ink dye will stain.


Class cancellation policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before August 25, 2023 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $10 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 August 25th, 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

I became interested in gourd art as an extension of the basket weaving I had been doing for several years after retiring. Currently, I am the President of the Great Basin Gourd Patch. I have been teaching classes for approximately 12 years.

Questions about this class?


Susan can be contacted at FORDTRAVELER@GMAIL.COM

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