Last of the gourd ornaments prior to the first show. I’ll make more to replenish as these sell during the season.
June 13-14 in Grand Haven, Michigan. One month to go! Actually, we have less than a month, as we are taking 10 days out to visit family in Texas.Â There are a few piecesÂ to finish up, lots of tagging and packing to do.
This simple knotwork design has a big impact. Woodburned on a light colored gourd with a waxed finish.
Tagging a selection of gourds with lids. Nelson the dog in the background.
Here are a few pictures of my latest gourd projects.
This primitive gourd pail has a cheesecloth lining and a rusty wire bail.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak for the upcoming season! More new work in the next post.
Having moved to the cold, but beautiful bay town of Traverse City in Northwestern Michigan, we are excited for the 2015 Reenactment Season. This year we will be attending The Feast of the Strawberry Moon in Grand Haven, Michigan; The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon in West Lafayette, Indiana; andÂ The Kohkohmah and Foster Encampment in Kokomo, Indiana.
Big changes all around, including a new house and remodeling the cargo trailer to make loading and set-up easier on these old bones.
Room for all our 1700’s camping gear and 16 gourd bins.Â Fortunately, the gourd bins are lightweight,Â as theÂ camping gear is pretty heavy. We added pull down camper steps to the small door up front and a folding ramp for the back end.Â These are going to make a huge difference. We sold our old canvas tent and purchased a smaller wall tent with an awning.Â Sturdy new ridge poles are finished and Dan is working on building a second period-correct knock-down bed to sleep in at the events. This new bed will be much easier to assemble.
I painted a new sign for our tent, but it needed something more….
A gourd vine!