Nevada Gourd Society
Gourd Rope Bowl
Friday, September 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
In this class you will learn how to make a beautiful, western style gourd bowl by coiling a cowboy rope around the top. You will also learn to lace through the gourd without using a needle, and how to line the inside of the gourd with paper making a beautiful finishing touch. If time permits, you will learn how to set a cabochon, provided by the instructor, in the gourd.
Although this class is appropriate for all levels of gourding students, you should already have a basic knowledge of how to use your rotary tool.
The instructor will supply cowboy rope, gourd paper, leather lacing, rubber gloves, liquidox white glue, sanded paint, and practice rope pieces.
What you are required to bring
Each student is required to bring the following items to class:
- A cleaned canteen gourd about 10" wide and 7"tall. Cut about a 4" diameter hole in the top.
- A heat gun
- A glue gun with extra glue sticks
- A rotary tool with 1/8" drill bit and a 1/4" diamond ball burr
- A math compass (pencil on one side and point on the other)
- A mini or small jig saw with and extra blades
- Pencil and eraser
- Weller SPG 80L 120 volt soldering iron (Ace Hardware), or a comparable soldering iron
- Eye protection - Eye glasses or Safety glasses
- A dust mask
- Be on time and bring a sack lunch
If you have any questions about the required supplies, give Clint a call at the number below.
About the instructor
Clint Appelt has been teaching private classes, gourd patch workshops and many gourd festivals for over 12 years. Over the years, he has taken many, many classes from well-know gourd artists. He enjoys sharing his tips and tricks of gourding with others. Clint lives in northern Nevada and gets his artistic inspiration from wildlife.
Questions about this class?
You can contact Clint at [email protected] or 775-771-2092