Birch Bark Ornaments Workshop

16dec1:00 pm5:00 pmBirch Bark Ornaments Workshopwith Penny Hewitt


$95, ages 14 and up


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Performance Studio

Event Details

Enjoy the simple pleasure of creating a decoration or gift from materials responsibly harvested in Vermont.  Utilizing techniques common to the Scandinavian and Russian style of basketry, you will craft birds and stars using strips of inner bark from the paper birch. Included is a discussion on how these materials are harvested and prepared. Each person will leave with three ornaments.

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Penny Hewitt

Among other things, Penny is a homeschooling mom, craftsperson and homesteader, who is inspired by the traditions of other cultures to revitalize and share skills useful to everyday life. In an effort to deepen her connection to the land and limit her participation in consumer culture, she strives to grow, craft and participate in seasonal harvests for as many of her needs and wants as possible. She is also grateful to be part of a generous community of talented makers and growers with whom she trades skills, ideas and wares. She uses hand harvested resources from the forest, letting the qualities of varying materials dictate their use. You can find her teaching children and adults all over Vermont and beyond; in private homes, on farms, at her studio in the Northeast Kingdom, at art centers and traditional skills schools and gatherings.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants, ages 14 and up.

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