Making Gourd Dolls & Spirit Figures

Making Gourd Dolls & Spirit Figures

Book - 2007
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Dolls that dance, dolls that protect, dolls that charm: these beautiful gourd dolls do that and more. Ginger Summit and Jim Widess?authors of The Complete Book of Gourd Crafting and Making Gourd Musical Instruments?pay tribute to an ancient craft in a volume both inspirational and instructional. It’s packed with images of dolls from different cultures and eras, filled with testimonials from the most creative artists working today, and brimming with advice and irresistible projects. Summit and Widess explain how to choose a gourd, mold one as it’s growing, clean it properly and safely, pyrograph and sculpt faces, create movable joints, and make such creatures as a simple, limbless Stump Doll; beaded Zulu doll; endearing Hobgoblin; and stacked Mother and Daughter dolls.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2007
ISBN: 9781402732201
Branch Call Number: 745.59221 Su649m 2007
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Widess, Jim

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