NW Regional Gourd Festival at Galena
May 5 & 6, 2012
Application for vendors and/or workshop instructors
cost is: 1 queen $54
2 double beds $64
3 double beds $74
internet, refrigerator in room. large community kitchen with pots and pans, 2 stoves, toaster, outside gas grill. Guests welcome to cook.
|Button Your Gourd
-- Bonnie Cox/ILGS President
Antique buttons are sewn on a gourd as special embellishments. Interest can be added with embroidery stitches and fabric. Instructor provides the prepared gourd, buttons, embroidery thread , fabric, a needle and written instructions. An awl for making holes can be used in class and will be available for purchase for $10. Students can bring their own special buttons if desired and should bring scissors. Demonstration on decoupage with fabric or paper to finish the interior of the gourd will be given. Cost is $25. Class times: Flexible according to student need and interest. Walk in students welcome. Saturday, May 5 9:30 to early evening. Sunday, May 6 9:30 to 4pm
|Pueblo Emergence Pot--Jo
In this class Jo Lakota will share pottery designs and sacred stories she learned while living in the Southwest Pueblos. Student will create a personized pueblo-style gourd pot that tells a the story of the Pueblo people. Students should bring a cleaned cut gourd (although instructor will have a few available), a fine point Sharpie marker. Instructor will provide detailed instructions and Prismacolor colored pencils. The duration of this class will run approximately 2 hours.
Class fee: $25.00
|Gourd Rims -- Linda Eichwald
Students will be learning to use ink dye to dye a gourd. They will learn how to measure around the gourd rim and using an awl to make holes around the rim. They will apply a finishing spray and then complete the gourd by applying beads around the rim.
Class cost-$25.00. All materials supplied. Beginner level.
Form Weaving --Kathy Travis
Learn how to create a one of a kind woven design on your gourds. Methods for how to prepare your gourd for the best end results will be taught such as the best way to place your design to avoid stress breakage. Learn how weaving is created using a single fiber and ways to experiment with different fibers to create your own look. You will also be shown how to add an embellishment after the weaving is completed.
Maximum number accepted: 10 Open to all levels Cost $25 Payment Cash or Check
Walk in students are welcome. Class is approximately 2 hours.
Class times: Flexible according to student need and interest. Saturday, May 5 9:30 to early evening. Sunday, May 6 9:30 to 4pm
Students should bring: sturdy gourd with an opening big enough for hand to work comfortably inside it. Gourd must be cleaned inside and out and edges should be sanded. Student has the option of applying their choice of finish to their gourd inside and outside before class or a simple finish will be applied to the outside of the gourd during class. Student may bring up to two gourds but may not have time to complete both during class time.
Instructor will furnish: Instructor will cut student designs using her microsaw. There will be a wide variety of weaving materials and embellishments will be supplied A simple outside gourd finish will be provided if needed. Pencils, paper, tapestry needles, crochet hooks, scissors and glue will be provided for use during class. Hand made awls will also be available for use and may be purchased separately for $10 at the time of class for student to keep.
Optional: Student may bring their own micro saw and any other tools, fibers or embellishments they would like to use.