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closed coiling

this is my first attempt at close coiling, of course I didn't use waxed linen, it is unwaxed embroidery thread. I have a new respect for all of you who do this.

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Albums: Elaine Sutherlands Gourds
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Comment by Elaine Sutherland on August 16, 2011 at 10:45pm
Thank you Brenda,
Comment by Brenda Jamison on August 2, 2011 at 6:08pm
This is well done. For your first time, I could only hope to do as good a job!
Comment by Elaine Sutherland on October 2, 2010 at 7:09am
Thank you Terry and yes they are..........
Comment by Terry Noxel on October 2, 2010 at 4:09am
Are these thumb tacks? Really attractive
Comment by Elaine Sutherland on October 1, 2010 at 6:10pm
Thank you Harlan and Janet, Harlan it will be the 16th of Oct. and Janet, If you get on line to Adirondack Alcohol ink, you will find teachers who show you how to do this with other things, but it goes on gourds just as easy........
Comment by harlan van voorst on September 22, 2010 at 8:10am
hi Elaine, hi-five on your close coiling gourd response and also put it in my favorite. Been busy and gone alot last month, but back in the groove. How did Des Moines gathering go, and when is the next mtg? We are coming through this weekend.Harlan
Comment by Janet Alon on September 21, 2010 at 4:08pm
I absolutely love your sense of color and the technique of using the alcohol inks. I have just purchased some alcohol inks but don't really know how to use them. Would you mind sharing the technique you use? I have tried to Google information but most of the info. I receive is how to purchase inks. Thanks for any help you could give me!
Comment by Teresa Johnston on August 12, 2010 at 6:05pm
Beautiful gourd and wrapping!
Comment by Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips on August 10, 2010 at 9:42pm
hmmmmmm, I love the way the tacks go with the whole beautiful piece : )
and how ingenious of you ....they cover up the coiling holes wonderfully.
Comment by Elaine Sutherland on August 10, 2010 at 8:15pm
Thank you ladys for your kind comments........

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