Forum staff reports, Published October 19 2012
Craft workshops offered at Hjemkomst CenterMOORHEAD – The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s Heritage Shop is offering a series of heritage craft workshops here at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N.
Each workshop will teach a different traditional craft such as German feather trees, wood chip-carved Christmas ornaments, German cookie ornaments, floral arranging and rag rug weaving.
Registration is required, and the fee is $25 for each workshop, except for the free floral arranging demonstration. Supplies for each workshop vary and all of the workshops will be held at 1 p.m. The schedule includes:
- Nov. 3, German feather trees; goose feathers wrapped on wire to create the look of an evergreen tree; the trees became popular in Germany in the late 1800s and later in the U.S. as the first artificial Christmas tree.
- Nov. 17, wood chip-carved Christmas ornaments; participants will learn the fundamentals of this ancient form of wood carving by making a Christmas tree ornament; the same techniques can be used for other wood chip-carving projects.
- Dec. 1, German cookie ornaments; learn the various steps to creating stamped ornaments using cookie dough and various clays.
- Dec. 8, a florist from the Osgood Hornbacher’s, Fargo, will give a free demonstration on how to use fragrant pine, fresh fruits and flowers to create easy and unique holiday arrangements for your home.
- Dec. 15, rag rugs; this workshop offers a different technique by knotting fabric around twine on a three-point hand loom.
For more information or to register, call (218) 299-5511 or visit www.hcscc