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Sunshine Patch  63 N Wedgewood Dr.  Nampa, Id  461-2021        11:00 to ?   Liz Meyer

The 4th Wednesday of each month is the official meeting of the Sunshine Patch.  They meet every Wednesday, but call Liz to verify that she will be holding meetings on Wednesdays other than the official day.  Bring what you are working on
(or want to work on) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques. Contact Liz if you need directions to her place. We'll see you in the Sunshine!
















nshine Patch.  They meet every Wednesday, but call Liz to verify that she will be holding meetings on Wednesdays other than the official day.  Bring what you are working on
(or want to work on) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques. Contact Liz if you need directions to her place. We'll see you in the Sunshine!








Meridian Patch -3907 W Big Creek Dr.  Meridian, Id  288-5557  Shirley Eastman  10:00 to 1:00

Meridian Patch meets every Monday to work on projects that you need to finish or start.  
Call Shirley before the Monday meeting to verify it will be held.



Kuna Patch -  2417 W Kuna Rd, Kuna, Id   922-5929  The Tole Shed - Veletta Murphey

Kuna has gone to Winter hours.  The Thursday night class has been changed to the second Tuesday of the month from 1-4 pm.  The last Tuesday of the remains the same 1-4 pm

October 31st -  Tuesday  1-4  - Bill Taltron -  Kachina Doll

What you will need:


 - Banana gourd 10-12" long.  You can use the end of a snake gourd as well.

 - Small pear shaped gourd or small round gourd 2"-3" diameter.  Proportioned to the body.

 - 4"x 4" piece of hobby wood (next grade up from balsa wood)
            - Hobby wood 2" - 3 " depending on the diameter of the banana gourd.

 - 1/4" wood dowel about an inch long.

 - Super Glue or Two-part Epoxy.
 - Pencil to draw the face

 - Acrylic paint or inks (your preference) and brushes or ink pads
 - A piece of felt which will be attached to cover the bottom of the finished pieces.

 - Leather chording (attached where the Tablita attaches to the head)


Have these things done prior to class:


 - Clean gourds.
 - Cut banana gourd to length and sand the bottom even so it will stand

 - Cut out the disc to fit into the bottom of the gourd.  Preferably inside as shown in the picture.

 - Decide on the shape of the Tablita and draw the outline on the Hobby Wood.  This is where you can really get creative (google "Tablita")

 - With a piece of solder form the shape of the Tablita arch by bending the solder around the head and trace it onto the Hobby Wood.  I can show you that step in class if you need help.


Look at the pictures below to get an idea of what we will be doing



















November 7th -  Tuesday  1-4   - Corlis Kent  - Cholla Catus

November 28th - Tuesday   1-4  - work on table decoration for IAW show  

December 12th - Christmas Luncheon                                                                                                

                                                                                                                     






















Rochester Patch   1416 Rochester   Caldwell, Id  208-459-3211     Alan Sweeney

  November 8th -  6-9 pm  Prepare Table Decoration for Canyon County Festival of Trees

 Greetings Everyone,

With the Holidays fast approaching and as the sprit of giving fills the air, Our 3rd annual donation to the Canyon County Festival of the Trees is on our minds.

 This year our group has decided to change things up a bit from the usual wreath filled with gourd ornaments, to a table center piece. Our lovely and talented Teresa Vasquez has agreed to take the lead in this years project once again. So here is how it will work.

 A gourd basket has been created by a couple of our members. This basket will be pre-filled with gourd ornament blanks and will first be available at the October patch meeting. Each of you can take a few home to decorate, or they can be done the night of our November 8th patch meeting. All ornaments for the basket will need to finished before or during the November 8, 2017 patch meeting. The technique used on the ornaments is entirely up to the artist creating them. Let your imagination go and have fun.

 As a bonus, you will be able to make other gourd ornaments during our November Patch meeting to give away as gifts or to decorate your own tree. So please bring whatever supplies you want to use for decorating the gourd ornaments and together we will create another wonderful piece and help make a difference.

 The Canyon County Festival of Trees benefits the Canyon County Meals on Wheels program.  

 Supplies needed:

1. Anything you would like to decorate the ornaments with.

2. Ornamental gourds for your personal use.

3. Extra supplies to share with others.

 

December 13th - Christmas Potluck   6-9 pm

Woodcraft Patch -Boise     Social, Wheel of Goodies, and Show & Tell  from 10-10:30  Business meeting starts at 10:30   Class follows business meeting

Saturday  November 18th  -   Kay Grooms

 Ancient Hawaiian gourd art from the island of Niihau. It is unique in that you use a green gourd, carve your design and then it is dyed by using coffee.   

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 events, the wheel of goodies and show and tell.

 Also, Ron has not had anyone contact him about doing demonstrations at the Western Idaho Fair. He will have the sign up sheet available at this meeting, so please consider volunteering a few hours your time. Thank You!

 We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

 Your Idaho Gourd Society Board of Directors