Spring Mini Retreat

Saturday May 19, 2018
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Ira Nelson Horticulture Center
2206 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA, 70503

1 Class $62.00 Online cost

2 Classes $113.50 Online cost

Knotless netting
(8:00am - 12:00 noon) $50

Instructor will provide prepared gourd. Gourd will not be dyed but will provide dyes if students wish to color their gourd. Instructor will also provide waxed linen, sinew, needles, beads, paper core to coil over, disposable gloves and clear spray.
Students should bring an old towel.

Fonda Haddad
Brasstown, North Carolina

Registration Fee $10


(1:30pm - 5:30pm) $50

Instructor will provide a prepared gourd, India ink, straws, clear spray, sinew, black walnut slices, needles, black walnut stems or pine needle for rims.


Fonda Haddad is a professional fiber artist. She has a Master’s degree in Visual Arts Education and is a retired teacher who has taught kindergarten through college. Fonda had her own “original" clothing shop “The Fig Leaf” where she created and sold batik and silk painted clothing. Another thread that has run through her life is basketry. She has created, taught and sold gourds and baskets at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. She has taught at many gourd and basket conferences including FL, GA, NC, the Cherokee Gourd Artist Gathering  and the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference.  Her gourd work can be found with the Shooting Creek Basketry Guild at Fall Festival at the Folk School , and Far Western NC Gourd Patch , The Cocoa Village Artisans and Green Circle Gallery in Cocoa Village Florida and at craft shows. She is a member of The American Gourd Society, state gourd societies and National Basketry Organization. 


Deadline is April 19, 2018. No refunds after April 19, 2018
Please send payment and form to:
Louisiana Gourd Society
c/o Jackie Carlisi, LGS Treasurer
108 Fawn Lane
Broussard, LA 70518

Please email, call or text Jackie if you have any questions, 337-277-0027

ATTN: At 12:30 we will be having our annual membership meeting. Please join us even if you're not attending a class. We would love to see you. You may be a lucky door prize winner!!