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Dianne Lorden posted photos
Brenda Jamison commented on Rosalie R Hill's photo
Brenda Jamison commented on Rosalie R Hill's photo

Aspen Leaves

"I like the beading & the leaves. Nicely done!"
Brenda Jamison commented on Rosalie R Hill's photo

Family Dragonflies

"Very Pretty"
Rosalie R Hill posted photos
Pamela Hammermann replied to Georgia Cunningham's discussion Harvesting Cactus Fiber for Gourds
"Thank you so much for detailed instruction on how to harvest the fiber from the prickly pear paddles. I live near San Francisco, so these cactus aren't as plenty for me. Do you sell any of the fibers for gourd decor ? I'm a new member with…"
Barbara Van Vleck commented on lindie watkins's photo

Art show at the Prizery in South Boston Virginia

"Very pretty presentation.  Nice shelves and lovely artwork."
lindie watkins posted a photo

Art show at the Prizery in South Boston Virginia

My second show ever. I had to add two more shelves. I found these shelves for $19.99 ea. at a discount store. They weigh 20 lbs ea and no tools needed.
Jun 18
Teri Labrosse commented on Teri Labrosse's photo

Gourd weave w-rope

"Yep the eyelets really help if you have a thin gourd or to close to the rim but I added them to clean it up. I buy mine at http://www.eyeletoutlet.com/"
Jun 14
Darla Hines commented on Teri Labrosse's photo

Gourd woven blue

"Nice work."
Jun 14
Darla Hines commented on Teri Labrosse's photo

Gourd weave w-rope

"Wow, this is different looks great, I like the hole reinforcements also."
Jun 14
Joyce Hyatt commented on Joyce Hyatt's photo


"Thank you for the compliments, I am just getting back into it after a two year vacation. I moved to New Zealand and couldn't find any here until recently when we moved to the south Island."
Jun 14


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