Creating Birch Bark Ornaments Class on Nov. 1

GREENSBORO – WonderArts will host a birch bark ornaments class on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. The event, led by Penny Hewitt, will guide attendees through creating a decoration or gift from materials responsibly harvested in Vermont.

Tickets for the event will be $80 and can be purchased at wonderartsvt.org. The event address is 165 E Craftsbury Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841. The workshop will be outdoors and physically distanced, hot drinks and a fire will be provided. There will be an indoor space reserved for inclement weather.

Participants will have the opportunity to utilize techniques common to the Scandinavian and Russian style of basketry, while crafting birds and stars using strips of inner bark from the paper birch. Attendees will also learn how these materials are harvested and prepared.