Birch Bark Wallet Workshop
11jun10:00 am4:00 pmBirch Bark Wallet Workshopwith Penny Hewitt
Registration – $120
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Experience the amazing qualities of the inner bark of the paper birch tree. Weave a diagonal plaited birch bark wallet with a leather flap. The workshop includes a discussion of
Experience the amazing qualities of the inner bark of the paper birch tree. Weave a diagonal plaited birch bark wallet with a leather flap. The workshop includes a discussion of how birch bark is sustainably harvested and processed.
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.
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This workshop is limited to 12 participants, ages 14 and up.