Saturday, December 1, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Catamount Arts Classroom
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT
Instructor: Penny Hewitt
Enjoy the simple pleasure of creating a decoration or gift from materials responsibly harvested in the Northeast Kingdom. Utilizing techniques common to the Scandinavian and Russian styles of basketry, you will craft birds and stars using strips of inner bark from the paper birch, and also learn how these materials are harvested and prepared.
Workshop fee: $45 for Catamount Arts members and high school students/$50 for non-members; in addition, please bring a $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor. Scholarship funds are available for high school students; please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 for details. 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.