Scandinavian Stars are a traditional folk art decoration that are made from paper and then dipped in hot wax and sprinkled with glitter. This allows them to be used outside and would traditionally be hung on the evergreen trees at Christmas. Kits of paper will be mailed you to prior to the workshop. Carolyn Kemp will demonstrate how to dip them but the wax will not be included in the kits. Kits will include material to make 3 paper stars: one in the sheet music pattern, one white, and one either green or red. Once you learn this skill with paper, you can use all sorts of material, like birch bark, to make more stars. Participants are welcome to buy their own wax and dip along.
I am passionate about weaving. Years ago I began making baskets and have never lost interest. Whether I am teaching a student how to weave their first basket or spending the day dyeing materials, I am in my element. Weaving a basket is for me is like going back in time to a period when the basics of living depended on someone with the knowledge and skill to produce what was required or necessary in their daily life. -CarolynCarolyn Kemp is an accomplished basket weaver and artist with multiple instructional books published in basketry. Carolyn lives in Lancaster, South Carolina and has been teaching workshops with Shaker Village for years, having previously been our neighbor. She continues to offer workshops with us through these virtual options and has kits, finished baskets, and books in our store as well as her Etsy shop. Carolyn is graciously donating all proceeds from this workshop, along with donated supply kits, as a fundraiser for our Herb House Cultural Center project. Her donation, along with any that you’d like to add, will be matched by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project, in part, will give Shaker Village expanded space for traditional arts workshops and communal events. We thank you for your support! A video link and password will be emailed to you instantly upon purchase. You will be mailed a full kit of supplies for the basket material along with an illustrated pattern. Video runtime: 20 minutes