This is the first comprehensive book written on the uses of InLace resin inlay for gourd artists and wood turners. Chapters present carving techniques in gourds, mixing resin, insetting, sanding, and polishing. Step-by-step directions that can be applied to any gourd and five projects from contributing artists are include, as well as three original designs for the crafter's use. The most common challenges working with resin inlay are addressed and ten gourd artisans and a wood turner share their experiences with this decorative inlay material. An extensive gallery of gourd and wood turned art will inspire readers to add personal touches to their projects. A resource list guides readers to suggested supplies.
Betsey Sloan has taught gourd carving at numerous private studios, gourd gatherings and basketry conferences from Maine to Florida and west to New Mexico. She teaches her craft at schools such as Fletcher Farm in Ludlow, Vermont; Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, Connecticut; and the J. C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.