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Birch Bark Basket Workshop (Adults and high school students)
Birch Bark Basket Workshop (Adults and high school students)

Saturday, February 8, 10am-4pm

Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Avenue
St. Johnsbury, VT

Instructor: Penny Hewitt

Create a double woven diagonal plaited basket and experience the amazing qualities of the inner bark of the white birch tree. Students will have choices in the shape and rim design. Included in the workshop is a discussion on how the material is sustainably harvested and processed.

Workshop fee: $60/$54 for Catamount Arts members and high school students. Scholarship funds are available for high school students; please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 109 for details.

Materials fee: $50, payable directly to the instructor.

Registration deadline: February 1

Parents of high school students under age 18: Please complete an enrollment form HERE after paying for the workshop.

A craftsperson, teacher, homesteader, and homeschooling mom, Penny Hewitt lives with her family on a diversified farm in the Northeast Kingdom. Working with responsibly harvested and hand-processed materials from the forest surrounding her home, Penny seeks to create objects of beauty that are useful in everyday life. She is inspired by traditions of other cultures, and grateful for the opportunities of connection to people, place, nature, and self that her craft cultivates. Her experience with weaving includes teaching workshops, leading homeschool groups, and crafting for income.

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