II Chapter of the American Gourd Society
We are a fun group
that looks for ways to promote the history, growing and crafting of gourds;
we will provide informational and educational services to our members,
support the sharing of ideas, and enjoy the fellowship with our members.
as of 1/1/2017
Elaine Johnson (NYSGourdSociety@gmail.com)
Ottoson, Leanna Donald, Julie Mooney & Joanne Nichols
To become a member or renew your membership please download the form below,
(2) Congratulations to Graham and Otto Ottoson the winners of the 2016
AGS Jim Story Award for manipulated gourds.
Let's Make Gourd Name Tags
and Gourd Hats!
July 15th 11 am to 4 pm
Terry's home: 100 Barton Rd.,
Cost $5 for members ($10 for
non-members) - (pay at the workshop)
RSVP to email@example.com
Bring a dish to share for lunch
and something for Show & Tell
Name Tag Description:
For the name tag you will be given a piece of gourd that is cutout - shaped
like a canteen gourd (approx 3" wide by 2" tall) and a the choice of a
clip or a pin back to enable the name tag to be worn. The rest is up to
you! Plan your lettering style, colors, designs, and/or embellishments!
Bring the tools/supplies you would need to implement your design.
We can help each other, but you're in charge of your own name tag! (We
think it'll take about 1 hr to do this)
Gourd Hat Description:
This is another project that you need to plan ahead for.
Come up with a plan for the style/theme/design
for "your" hat. It can be anything you'd like. Santa Hat? Easter
bonnet? Baseball cap or your favorite sport/team? Cowboy hat? perhaps
after your favorite animal? Firefighter helmet? there are so many types
of hats... maybe you'd want to go to Google Images and type in Hats.
Once you've got an idea, you need to decide
what shape gourd(s) you will need to make your hat. If you're going to
the PA Gourd Gathering, purchase what you'll need. If
you need Graham or me to be your gourd shopper please email us with your
specific needs before June 16th.
Your other challenge will be to figure
out how to securely fit the hat to your head. Some ideas include buying
a hat that fits you and figuring out how you could attach the gourd hat
to it; maybe you could find a sports helmet and repurpose the adjustable
inside portion to be inside your gourd hat; another idea is to use stuffing
or pieces of foam to pad the interior of the hat. Bring your ideas for
this aspect of the hat and help each other!
Of course the assembling and decorating
of your hat is another part of this activity that you will do your way.
We'll have adhesives for your use but you should bring your tools and supplies
needed to implement your design! Of course I have some tools that can be
borrowed if you don't have them to bring.
PS. If you
need driving directions, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Calendar Overview (details
June - PA Fest, Lebanon PA - classes will
be posted April 1, 2017 http://www.pagourdgathering.com/workshops.html
July 15: Gourd Hats and Name Tags will
be held in Windsor (Terry's place)
August 19: Weaving or Knotless Netting
on Gourd Rims, Windsor (Terry's place)
September 9: Playing with Colors,
Products, Embellishments and more with Leah Reed from Blue Whale Arts.
This will be at Gourdlandia (Graham's place)
October 21: Rainstick with Terry Noxel
at the Jamesville Train Station, Syracuse
November 11: Teneriffe (Thread weaving)
with Terry N & Julie Mooney at the Town of Chenango Town Hall, Binghamton
December 9: Wreath and Snowman gourd ornament
(Raylene & Leanna Donald) Brooktondale
||The New York State Gourd
Society (NYSGS) was established on February 19, 2011 at the NYS Gourd Gathering
held at EcoVillage in Ithaca. Terry Noxel had worked up a Constitution
and By-Laws in accordance with those of other state gourd societies. Together
with Graham Ottoson and Pete Luellen the NYS Gourd Gathering was planned
The NYGS is a young organization
of people who love gourds and everything about them. We have a group site
on Yahoo and offer gourding help in any way we can.
||Dues are $12 per calendar
year. (Pro-rated the year you join)
Memberships are renewed in
January of subsequent years
The NYSGS Board wants
to encourage the formation of gourd patches across NYS with the purpose
of working on gourd projects, sharing ideas and techniques. The folks in
central NY have formed The Pepo's Republic od NY and encourage you to contact
Terry at email@example.com if you want information on this patch. We hope
that others will also want to gather a small group of their gourd friends
for monthly (more or less) get-togethers. Your friends do not have to be
members of NYSGS or AGS to join your patch, but information on how to join
should be offered. No officers or dues are necessary, and you set your
own plans, meeting dates & time, etc.
Suggestions for getting
a NYSGS Patch started in your area can be found at this link: gourdpatch.pdf
Your Patch can be listed
here – Contact Terry with your information (firstname.lastname@example.org)