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Saturday, February 5, 10:00 am

***Masks, Proof of Vaccination (or Negative PCR Test), and Valid ID Required for Admittance***

Saturday, February 5, 10:00am-4:30pm

Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Instructor: Penny Hewitt

Make your own berry basket as you learn one of the oldest crafts in human history. For thousands of years, baskets served as indispensable objects in every culture. Carry on the tradition and take home a beautiful, durable and useful basket crafted from local and responsibly harvested, hand pounded black ash logs. This workshop is a great introduction to the extraordinary qualities of the black ash tree. Weave a round basket, approximately 6”x 6” with an optional leather strap. Included is a discussion on how the material is harvested and processed. Please bring a lunch.

Workshop fee: $90 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students); in addition, please bring a $35 materials fee, payable to the instructor. Scholarship funds are available for high school students; please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 109 for details.

Please refer to our website for any current COVID-19 relatied restrictions.

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.