Arlington Gourd Patch

Member of Texas Gourd Society Est 2004

Welcome to the Arlington Gourd Patch

Our next meeting is Oct 15 at 2 p.m. at Fielder House.

Cheryl will lead a workshop on etching metal.

May Meeting Photos:

Our good friend and member, Debbie Birdsong, and her husband lost everything in the Canton tornados.   Please consider helping them as they work on getting back on their feet by donating here:

April Meeting photos:

Photos from March Meeting:


Photos from February Meeting:


Photos from Febdruary 2017 meeting:


Photos from the January 2017 meeting:


Here are some photos from the October meeting.


Here are some photos from the September meeting:



 Lone Star Gourd Festival Photos:

 This is the beautiful gourd Cindy Lear created in Vicki Echols' ammonite class.


Skyler Wilson won first place in her division for her gourd with the Texas emblem.  She  has had great success winning ribbons for her gourds.  Way to go, Skyler!



Nancy Walsh's challenge gourd, "Back to the Woods" won praises from our local patch and a 2nd place at the festival.  Her marbled gourd bracelet really wowed us and also earned a 2nd place at the Lone Star Gourd Festival.  


 Ethel McKithan won a 1st place ribbon for this piece at the festival.   Our patch was impressed by the work done on the woodburned birds, and so were the judges.  The patina she used on this gourd is from a kit sold by Arlington Gourd Patch member, Sherry Darrow of Ten Seconds Studio.


Here are some photos from the May meeting where Nancy taught us a woodburning technique that simulates tooled leather.





Here are some photos from the April meeting where Robbie demonstrated chip carving.

Here are some photos from the March meeting on marbling on gourds.

 Here are some photos from the January meeting where we learned Teneriffe.





Upcoming workshops include: horse hair pottery technique, lids and stands, spirit lids, Jean's glitter gourds, Kachina dolls and Hopi color meanings, dying pine needles with jacquard dye and soda ash, Peyote beading, polymer clay beads, fused glass, chip carving, marbling, spinner gourd necklace, coiled bead necklace, buck stitching.


Here are some photos from the November meeting:


Our organization is dedicated to furthering the education and instruction of all persons interested in the cultivation, history, uses, crafting and artistry of gourds.

On this website you will find Information on a variety of gourd topics, including how to identify different gourd types and how to successfully grow your own gourds. 

And while you are here, don't forget to visit our Art Gallery featuring the gourd art of our talented members.

Are you looking for a gourd patch to join?


We would love for you to visit us. Plan to join us as our guest at one of our meetings. Or go to to find a gourd patch near you.

We meet eight months a year, the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2 pm at Fielder House Museum, 1616 West Abram (see map on right) in Arlington, Texas.

Check our Calendar to see information about upcoming meetings and other events.

And please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions or comments about our organization.


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