Washington State Gourd Patch Workshops

Classes in the Sequim area of the Olympic Penninsula.

Classes are scheduled for October 19th and 20th, 2018, and Vicki Echols will be the instructor.

Seashells     Fill It With Seashells
with Vickie Echols

Friday, Oct. 19

You will learn how to stitch pine needles onto a prepared gourd using waxed linen. You will learn how to fill in a void on the gourd while incorporating sliced sea shells into your weaving.

Price: $75.00 WSGS members
           $90 non-members

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Triple Handle Basket

Triple Handle Basket

    Triple Handle Basket with Glass Seed Beads
with Vickie Echols

Saturday, Oct. 20

You will learn how to coil pine needles onto a gourd to create 3 continuous loops that attach to each other for an interesting basket.

You will also learn to add glass seed beads to your coils.

The pine needles are glycerinated so they are gentle to your hands and they have greater flexibility to make tight turns without breaking.

Sizes of gourds will range from 4” to 6”.

Price: $70.00 WSGS members
           $85 non-members

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Registering: If you are interested in taking either, or both, of these classes in Sequim, please print this Class Registration form, fill it out, then send it with your check to the address on the form. We are looking forward to having you attend!

Classes in the North Puget Sound area.

On July 21 & 22, the North Sound Gourd Patch classes were held at the Lake Connor Camping Club in Lake Stevens, WA. We were fortunate to have two great instructors, Diane Frederick and Ron Swank!

Here are a couple photos from the classes:

Windsical Gourds with Ron Swank
Ron Swank gathering students to give instructions on the next step in creating a windchime. Class was held outdoors due to the nice weather.

Ocean Drum Class with Diane Frederick
Diane Frederick providing one-on-one attention to students on burning and painting for the ocean drum patterns she provided.

Classes in the Central Washington area.

The classes offered by Gourders Without Borders Patch in Wenatchee, WA with Ron Swank and Diane Frederick scheduled for July 24 & 28, 2018 have not met the student minimums, so had to be cancelled.

Classes in the Eastern Washington area.

The Nuthatch Patch classes scheduled for July 25 & 26 did not meet the minimum student requirements, so have been cancelled. They will try again in the Fall 2018.








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