Har-Ber Village Museum offers a wide variety of traditional craft and pioneer skills workshops throughout the 2017 season.
“These workshops have proved to be very popular,” said Executive Director Amelia Chamberlain. “Many people have an interest in learning the skills that their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers performed with ease to produce items that made their houses homes.”
Sandra (Fay West) Haynes is a local designer and crafter with a special fondness for stones, leather and precious metals. You can learn basic jewelry making this year in one of Haynes’ classes scheduled throughout the year.
During the class on May 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., Haynes will teach the basics of wire wrapping as participants create a pendant, bracelet and ring. Many bead color and metal wire choices and supplies are provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. All jewelry findings (beads, clasps, chain, wire, clasps, earring supplies) are provided in the class fee of $50.
Future classes are scheduled as follows: June 10, Jewelry: Beading; July 1, Jewelry Class, Technique: Wire & Bead Necklaces; July 22, Jewelry Class, Technique: Bead, Chain & Charm Bracelets; August 19, Jewelry Class, Technique: Metal Stamping I; September 9, Jewelry Class, Technique: Metal Stamping II; and September 30, Jewelry Class, Technique: Metal Stamping III.
While the classes are designed to build one on another, you may sign up for a class at any time. Fees vary depending on materials used and complexity of project.
Weaver (and spinner) Jeannie Wheatley has a life-long fascination with antique spinning wheels and looms and is eager to share that passion with you.
On June 3 & 4, take part in Beginning Weaving, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This two-day class is for anyone wanting to learn to weave and includes warping and threading a loom and how to read patterns.
Various techniques will be taught as you weave a table runner on a four-harness loom. Yarns are provided with the class. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own loom. A limited number of looms are available on a first come basis. Limit: 4. Instructor Jeannie Wheatley. Fee is $165, $150 for Har-Ber Village members.
Can’t make this class? The workshop will be repeated on August 26 & 27.
“These local artisans—and many others—have their products on sale in the Har-Ber Village Country Store,” stated Chamberlain. “Our visitors appreciate the opportunity to purchase locally-crafted items to give as gifts or as a remembrance of their visit to the Village.”
All workshops require pre-registration and pre-payment. Discount for Har-Ber Village members.
Workshops do not include museum admission; however, museum admission is not necessary to attend the workshops, to shop in the Country Store, to eat at the Café or to walk the Nature Trail.
Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62+; $5 for children 6-13; under 6 and members free.