FW8 - Birch Bark Ornaments - November 9, 2019


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FW8 - Birch Bark Ornaments - November 9, 2019

Dates:  November 9, 2019

Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm/span>

Instructor:  Penny Hewitt

Open Studio:  None

Enjoy the simple pleasure of creating a decoration or gift from local materials that have been responsibly harvested. Utilizing techniques common to the Scandanavian and Russian style of basketry, you will craft birds and stars using strips of inner bark from the paper birch tree. This class includes a discussion on how the material is harvested and some participation in the preparation of the bark.

Materials Fee:  $35

About the Instructor:

Penny Hewitt is passionate about preserving and sharing traditional skills, particularly in the forms of black ash and birch bark basketry. She transforms natural materials from the surrounding forests into objects of beauty that are useful in everyday life. She is inspired by traditions of other cultures, and is grateful for the opportunities of connection that her craft cultivates. Her experience includes teaching workshops to all ages, as well as crafting for income and pleasure. Penny's website is https://lazymillhillfarm.com.

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