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Our favorite gourd artist, Sue Brogdon, is back with a unique vessel sporting two cutouts that feature a free-form woven copper insert enhanced with beads and silk cording. The first step is to color the gourd itself with dye ink and copper pigment powder, if you choose, and seal it. Next, create the insert for the cutout using copper wire, beads and other materials. To complete the project, students will lash the cutouts and rim with black pine needles and copper wire. The instructor provides prepped gourds, dye inks, copper pigment, spray paint, sealant, copper wire, dyed black pine needles, gages and a needle for lashing. Students should bring a heat tool, if you have one, as well as a bucket, old towel, wire cutter and a brown bag lunch.