Saturday, July 19, 2014

Prairie Pursuits Series of Workshops

Hey, for all of you who keep saying you'd like to learn how to do some of the things I do, there are workshops coming up at Conner Prairie. Go ahead and sign up! There are other workshops than what I've listed here such as blacksmithing and pottery so go check out the website Prairie Pursuits Workshops 2014 Schedule.

Prairie PursuitsSeries of Workshops
2014 Schedule

Prairie Pursuits offers how-to workshops geared to adults in a variety of topics, from historic trades, to culinary skills, to the arts. Browse the offerings this season and see what new skills you can develop on the prairie.
Call Guest Services at 317.776.6006 for reservations or register online

Beginning Weaving - Four Harness Loom
August 23 & 24: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days)
$185 ($175 Conner Prairie member)
This class will focus on designing, step-by-step warping and weaving an attractive wool scarf on a four harness floor loom. Includes all materials needed for the class. Ages 14+

Basketmaking - Make a Kentucky Egg Basket
Wednesdays, October 18: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$145 ($135 Conner Prairie member)
Learn the basics of weaving an attractive and practical Kentucky style egg or melon basket. Using eye and rib construction, the fundamentals of weaving a basket of reed will be covered. All materials included. Ages 14+

Wool Spinning
Saturday, November 8: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.$
90 ($85 Conner Prairie member)
From sheep to spun wool- You will find it all in this class. Learn to wash, card wool and spin it on a drop spindle. Then try you hand spinning on a modern treadle wheel. All materials included. Students will get a drop spindle and a bag of wool to take home. Ages 14+

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