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P318 - Exotic Feather Gourd

Lorra Lee Rose
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

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$ 150  

Students will start with a clean, cut gourd. A variety of colors will be available to stain the exterior of your calabash. We will use ephemera to line the gourd for a clean finish look. With an extensive collection of exotic natural color feathers to choose from, you will learn techniques I’ve developed over the decades, a way to create a burst of color with feathers. You’ll enjoy working in this unusual medium, completing your tour de force.
There will also be a brief, but important, talk about conservation laws and how to collect feathers for you own use.

Materials fee $45 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

a gourd, Mod Podge, a variety of handmade paper, a choice in color dyes to stain your gourd, paste wax, paper towels, gloves, access to my 30 year collection of natural color feathers and use of most tools needed. 

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor
Please bring your own long handled paint brush, 1/2 inch width by 12’’ long is best. Sharp scissors with a 3 1/2’’ long blade. LOW temperature glue gun, LOW temperature glue sticks. Apron optional.

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Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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