Gourd Ladies Pewter

Gourd Ladies were designed by Caela Conn Tyler.

August 31-September 3, 2023
March 7 - 9, 2024
10 am - 4 pm

$575.00 includes three canvases, threads and embellishments, stretcher bars, tacks and instructions.

Color and stitch choice, with the instructor's guidance is the focus of this class.  Students will determine the hue used for each, and then determine their stitch treatment for each doll.  You will become a jewelery designer and add the finishing touches with a wide range of beads, heishi, feathers.

Caela adapted "The Gourd Ladies" from New Mexico artist Robert Rivera's hand painted gourds.  The captivating ladies is a set of three standups and are worked on sandstone or pewter canvas.  They range from 6 to 9 1/2 inches tall and us a significant amount of neutrally hued threads.  Color symbolic or reminiscent of the southwest is "puddled" at the bottom and reappear in the face.