South Pomfret, Vermont
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Family Willow Lantern Making

Join us for willow lantern making to light up the night when the days grow short.

As the days grow shorter, join us for a fun family time of willow lantern making. Participants will be guided through the process of creating and decorating their own simple box or pyramid shaped lantern from willow and paper. Creating and building with willow dates back to prehistoric times. Willow has been used over the centuries for its flexibility and the ease with which it could be grown and harvested. Come make a family lantern to light up the night as our winter season approaches.

Children under 13 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This project is suitable for ages 5 and up; while the instructor is available to help everyone, parents/guardians should plan to assist their younger children as well. Please bring a sharp pair of pruning clippers if you have them.

Registration deadline: Saturday, November 16.

Susie J. Gray has a background in Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Permaculture Design, and Graphic Design. She completed an apprenticeship with a traditional woodland craftsman in Kent, England, where she learned traditional woodland management techniques—from large tree felling to growing and harvesting the underwood (hazel and willow)—and all the woodland crafts that come from that harvested ‘crop.’ Susie loves to work with willow, creating both functional pieces and sculpture, and enjoys teaching and demonstrating willow weaving to others. For more about Susie, please visit her website. []