Classes Offered by Debbie
- Thunder Drum Gourd
- Choctaw Heart Shaped Basket
- Gourd Vessel Workshop
- Gourd Bird House
- Random Weave Basket
Thunder Drum Gourd
A Thunder Gourd is a hand-held percussion instrument that is made out of a gourd, with a spring attached to the drum head.
When the gourd is shaken, it creates vibrations that are amplified through the drum head into the gourd.
The impressive result is a sound like a thunder storm! No two gourds sound alike.
Choctaw Heart Shaped Basket
This interesting wall basket was originally used to dry herbs. Sometimes called an elbow basket or Choctaw pouch, it is created with a plaiting weave. Once you learn this technique you will be able to weave with many different flat plant materials such as palm leaves and New Zealand flax.
Random Weave Basket
Let yourself go with Random Weave! This weave allows you to create a free form basket or sculpture.
It begins with a frame and then the weavers are woven back and forth in a random manner in any way you choose.
The shape of this basket will be uniquely yours!
You will have an opportunity to incorporate local botanical’s and embellishments into your basket.
Gourd Vessel Workshop
In this workshop you will learn how to clean, shape, and prepare a small gourd for use as decorative bowl.
Coiling techniques will also be taught and we will weave a fun and interesting rim on your gourd.
Participants will be able to complete a small gourd bowl.
Gourd Bird House
Gourds make excellent birdhouses and bird feeders.
In this class you will create a colorful birdhouse or bird feeder.
You will also learn the basics of cavity and hole-size requirements for different species.