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Terry Noxel posted an event

NEW YORK STATE GOURD & ARTISAN FESTIVAL at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Broome County

September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
I hope you will seriously consider coming to nearby Binghamton NY for some or all of the first annual NYS Gourd & Artisan Festival. We have classes you can take (see them on our chapter's website www.americangourdsociety.org/NewYork) We have a variety of other artisans selling handmade materials and teaching as well: Felt making, soap making, lotion making, spinning for example. We'd like to have more gourd artists…See More
8 hours ago
Bonnie Adams replied to Barry Sholder's discussion spirit dolls
"If you contact Lynn Quinn, current president of the IL Gourd Society, she may have answers for you. She got her degree in archeology with an emphasis on Native American studies I believe. She and I talked about this subject briefly a few years ago…"
9 hours ago
Darla Hines commented on Amy Gelley's photo
12 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo


"Barry email me at judyrichie@yahoo.com and I'll send you photos  Not sure it would be ok to post it here."
13 hours ago
Barry Sholder commented on Judy Richie's photo


"wow very cool... any pictures?"
15 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo


"That would be great, Barry.  I painted a violin for a fund raiser at our Symphony.  I did it in SW style with Kokopellis and inlaid small gourd masks and turquoise.  It made the top five for the live auction and brought $1000. …"
16 hours ago
Barry Sholder commented on Judy Richie's photo


"I am going to try some of this SW feel on one of my banjos"
17 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo


"Barry, the heads are gourds. "
17 hours ago
Barry Sholder commented on Judy Richie's photo


"What are you making the heads from?"
17 hours ago
Cindy McFarland commented on Cindy McFarland's photo

gourd bowl

"Thankyou Brenda!"
17 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo


"I have several reference books for  SW Pottery designs.  I take elements from those and use them in different ways adding my own designs.  The ideas for the figures  come from the gourds and my head."
18 hours ago
Sandy Schneider replied to Sandy Schneider's discussion Source for Beads
"The fishing line is pretty stiff and tangles easily. I will try the jewelry thread next time!  Thank you for all your help."
18 hours ago


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