Jackson Carnegie Library
10:00am - 4:30pm.
Our project this month is a Braided Rim - and the technique will be taught by Tammy.
1/8 inch flat leather lace - you need 10 times the diameter of your rim. You can purchase it from Tandy Leather in GR or Westland;
2 prong flat lacing needle - that too can be ordered from Tandy; scissors, awl, drill (unless you have already drilled your gourd), painters tape, pen or marker to write on tape, needle nose pliers and your gourd. The gourd needs to have a hole at least large enough for your hand to fit inside and be able to move around. The gourd should be finished and sealed inside and out with cut edges finished the color of your leather (this part is optional but will look the best when you are all finished.)
Using 1/8" drill bit, drill holes 1/4" down and 1/4" apart (if you are using the leather lacing from Michaels you will have to drill a much larger hole because it is twice as thick as what is called for in the pattern. I am not sure what size holes you will need, but it will be enough for the lacing to go through with the needle, easily, two times. This supply list is from Tammy, if you have any questions, email Tammy at MichiganGourdSociety@gmail.com.
Please let me know if you are coming.