Advanced projects from 25 artists using gourds as a medium are featured here. Intricate carving and embellishment with many materials make these more than just decorated gourds. A fascinating group project is the Gourd Patch Quilt wall hanging, a collection of painted four-inch square gourd tiles stitched to a quilt backing. Several photos of each artist's previous work accompany the projects. This book is recommended for all arts and craft collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.