Monday, May 4, 2009

Cleaning of the gourds

This is how the gourds look when you receive them...I order my gourds from Welburn Gourd Farms...they have every kind of gourd that you can imagine. They grow 350,000 gourds every year. These are cantine gourds. They really are pretty ugly. This how they look after scrubbing....
This is how they look after their bath and they are dry.

This is one that I shined up a little by just rubbing with a towel.
I have drawn out my designs and will draw them onto the gourd with a pencil. Then using a wood burning tool I will burn the design into the gourd. So come back in a couple of days and see my progress.

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