Welburn Gourd Farm
Toll free phone: 1-877-720-2613
Address: 40635 De Luz Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Not only does Welburn have gourds, but they also furnish gourds that are clean.
Over the last few years, they have added a lot of supplies to their web page. They carry carving burs, rotary carver, ink dyes, Class DVDs, and whole lot more.
Owner: David Wuttke
I purchased my woodburner from David. That was ten years agom, and it's still going strong. David carries nearly anything you would need to work on a gourd.
They carry a large variety of leather stains and conditioners. This is where I purchase my turquoise riverts for my tooling pieces.
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-526-1630
This is where I purchase my waxed linen for the closed and pine needle coiling. They also carry a large variety of basket items.
Florida Pine Needles
This the only place I purchase my pine needles. They are wonderful golden brown needles that are clean. She has different types to purchase that are premium (longer), regular length, and dyed needles.
Owner: Nedra Denison
Nedra carries Razertip pyrography tools and accessories, Proxxon and Minicraft mini saws, Foredom rotary tools, Razaire portable dust collection system, inks, paints, and so much more all at discounted prices. She also has free online tutorials on pyrography and gourd art.
Good source for carving burs, carving sets, etc. They also carry the Roto Chisels that create interesting texture on gourds that I'm really having fun using.
The Woodcraft Shop
If you need it, I think they probably have it. They have books, full line of burs, hand tools, chip carving supplies, digital books on CDs, power equipment, all kinds of sanding 'stuff,' woodburning units and pens, air brush equipment, Jo Sonja paints which is what I normally use. They also carry the large mops that will smooth the inside of the gourd and mini-mops that I use as a final sanding.
Wood Carvers Supply, Inc.
They have just about everything a carver needs. I purchased top quality burs from them to help me get better at carving. Had problems with my Micro-Pro carver, and they walked me through fixing it. Great service and fast delivery.
He carries a big variety of items for working on a gourd. Some of them are wooburners (Razertip, Burnmaster, Micro Pro, & Optima) and their pens He also carries Apoxie Sculpt, Inlay and InLace items, They don't have a web site because they like talking to their customers to make sure you are getting what you need.
Blue Whale Arts
Another location that carries a huge variety of supplies. You really need to look at their web site to see all the things they carry. I don't think they carry carving supplies.
Bayou Gourd Farm
owners: Tom & Zelda Hornsby
address: PO Box 4601
972 Brannon Road
Pineville, LA 71361
Clausen Gourd Farm
owner: Roger & Debbie Clausen
address: 5835 East Line Road
Whitewright, TX 75491
Hearnsberger Gourd Farm
owner: Greg & Phyllis Hearnsberger
address: 436 6th Street
Hampton, Arkansas 71744
Pumpkin Hollow Gourds
owners: Darrell & Ellen Dalton
address: 610 CR 336
Piggott, Arkansas 72454
Sandylady's Gourd Farm
owner: Helen Thomas
Welburn Gourd Farm, Inc.
toll free phone: 1-877-720-2613
address: 40635 De Luz Rd
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Wuertz Gourd Farm
managers: Waylon, Leah, & Clayton Wuertz
address: 2487 East Hwy 287
Casa Grande, AZ 85194
Web Sites for Learning
View photos of all types of gourd art, techniques, information about upcoming shows, ask questions, gourd societies, and so much more
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