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Northwest Gourders

  • Current Gallery's Back Door Workshop 532 Northeast 3rd Street McMinnville, OR, 97128 United States (map)
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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

At our June meeting, Jim Tucker will be showing how he makes his gourd birdhouse/feeders and Master Gardener, Marti Farris will share her knowledge of gourd planters.

Jim uses a gourd called “people” gourds. Bring your own gourd in any shape you want to make your own birdhouse, feeder, or planter, or you can purchase a “people” gourd from Jim for birdhouses. The gourd does need to be thicker because of the nob drill bits used to cut the larger hole.


Room Rental:  $5 (bring to meeting)

Material fees: Gourd from Jim $5 ea. Please notify Jane or Jim if you need to purchase gourds so he can have them available.

Open to

To all skill levels

What to bring if you have them

Crescent shaped files, drill, 1/8” and 3/8” drill bit and finishing supplies if you want to decorate it. Supplies for planter to be announced.


Need information about the study group contact, Jane Wilson or Kim Black

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