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Links to Other Artists and Resources - Gourds, Pyrography, Business and Website Resources

Do You Need to Find A Source For Supplies, Building a Website, Credit Card Processing or Other Related Services?

These are websites are worth checking out!

Be sure to check out the link below if you are a crafter and want to be able to accept credit cards!

Where to find my books & patterns

 There may be other sources I am not aware of but these are known sources. If your book suppler does not carry them please have them contact me. If you cannot find a dealer in your area please order directly from Fox Chapel Publishing listed below.





  • Skills Publishing - (Australia) They carry a wide variety of woodworking and pyrography books including Nedra's
  • Fox Chapel Publishing - Full line distributor of Nedra's books (They ship outside the USA)

Resources for Patterns, Supplies, Tools, Wood, Etc.

  • Razertip Industries - These are the burners we sell
  • Wildwood Designs - Scroll saw patterns, supplies and many of Nedra's Patterns
  • Clanbadge - great software for creating Celtic knot designs
  • Donjer - Suede-Tex Flocking. Perfect for lining carved or burned boxes
  • The Wooden Teddy Bear - great source of patterns
  • Heinecke - great source for wood for burning & carving
  • Moore Roughouts - Randy & Pat Moore have magnificent basswood plates that are perfect for burner or carving. I used to sell these plates & they are hand turned by a company in the USA. They also carry wood for carving.

Dried Gourds & Seeds

  • Wuertz Farm - They carry a great variety of dried gourds. Located in Casa Grande, AZ.
  • Leiser Farms - Gourd Farmer carries a wide variety of dried gourds. They are located in Knights Landing, CA.
  • Quarry Farm Gourds - The carry a wide variety of gourds & seeds. Located in North Baltimore, OH.
  • Foothill Farms - Dry gourds, crafts & seeds. Located in Newark, OH.
  • Fernsink Gourds - Barbara Fernsink carries & great variety of dry gourds for crafting. Located in Trenton, FL.
  • Pumpkin Hollow Gourds - Dry gourds & gourd crafts. Located in Piggott, AR.

Gourd and Pyrographic Artists and Woodworkers Sites of Interest

  • Alan & Nedra's Gallery - Our collection of pyrography, carvings and scroll saw
  • Lesley & Jeff Wyatt - a wonderful collection of pyrographic art, rope work and carving.
  • Jo Phillips - Jo is from Essex, England and her pyrography work is beautiful
  • Nunziante Langellotto - An amazing pyrographic artist from Italy
  • Hellen Martin - A very talented gourd artist who has her work on display at a gallery in Santa Fe, NM. She creates unique, one of a kind gourd art. Hellen offers private lessons as well as teaching at gourd festivals & retreats. She has written several books on her faux western leather tooling & closed & pine needle coiling techniques.
  • Reggie Eakin - A very talented gourd artist from Metter, GA

Woodcarving sites

The North Alabama Woodcarvers Association - The group is based in Huntsville, AL. The offer classes throughout the year & an annual show.

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild - This is an organization comprised of local woodcarving groups within the state of Texas. They sponsor semi-annual shows/rallies with all kinds of classes.

Gourd Sites I Support

American Gourd Society.

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About the resources I recommend

Disclaimer: This is not a professional website that reviews companies services. This website is independently owned and the opinions expressed here are my own.

We are a website that needs compensation to operate like any other website on the internet. We may receive consideration for our reviews but we are totally unbiased and do not accept paid reviews or fake reviews claiming to be something they are not.

The resources listed below are services I personally use & recommend.

Great Resource for Processing Credit Cards


1st National Processing caters to small business owners & offers 24/7 support!

Get the best rates for processing credit cards from a company that caters to crafters.

I have used 1st National Processing services for over10 years and they definitely know what artists & crafters need. They offer the best prices, no long term contracts and seasonal service.

Because we have cut back on shows this year I opted to dump my traditional credit card terminal & get a card reader. I checked out The Square which does not provide any telephone service & PayPal. They both offer very similar services with a flat fee but  the transaction fees are higher than 1st National. When I did the match & added up the average transactions per month & the fees, 1st National was still quite a bit lower. They also offer 24/7 telephone support for any problems. Their outstanding service & very competitive fees is why I have stayed with them all these years.

Webhosting Services

Need a great, economical web host server that provides all the latest in services, check out Bluehost.

My web designer recommended switching to Bluehost when my site was redesigned. She compared the services that Bluehost provides compared to what my host provided & there was just no comparison. I was paying 3 times the price & getting far less.

I am so glad I took her advise. I had so many questions when I started & they were available every step of the way. The fact that they provide 24/7 tech support & are based in the USA & not outsourced to another country was also a big plus. I really do like talking to someone that I can understand & has English as their first language.

Sign-up rates are as low as $4.95/month when you opt to pay for a 36 month term. They offer online chat & 24/7 telephone tech support available to help with all your web hosting needs.

Other Websites of Interest

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If you would like to submit your website for my link page please contact me. If you are an artist, gourd artist, pyrographer, woodburner, woodcarver, woodcrafter, woodcarving club or other related site, please contact me to exchange links. When your request has been received I will review your website content for relevance and appropriateness.