2018 Heritage Workshop Series
To register, please contact Nancy@HawthornHollow.org or call us at (262) 552-8196
Pine Needle Basketry
with “Little” John Holzwart
Explore the traditional art of Pine Needle Basket Weaving. “Little” John Holzwart will be your instructor as you make your own small basket to take home. You will learn the art of coiling and creating simple stitches to make your own unique basket. Florida long leaf pine needles have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about other basket styles and decorative options will be included. Limit 15 People per class.
Supplies Provided: Weaving materials provided. Please bring reading glasses, thimble and small scissors if possible.
Instructor Bio – “Little” John Holzwart
Date: Saturday, April 14th, and Saturday
April 21st. (SOLD OUT!)
Creating a Garden Trellis
with TJ Leveque
Trellising has been a longstanding garden tradition for both function and beauty. From the living corn stalk trellises used in a Three Sisters Garden with squash and pole beans, to the cold metal tomato cages used in many of today’s gardens, the trellis is an essential garden structure for healthy plants that also brings aesthetic beauty to your landscape. Let your creative side run wild with willow branches and jute twine to design and construct your own custom garden trellis to incorporate into your garden at home. Trellis making materials and tools are provided as part of the registration fee for each participant to design and build their own garden trellis.
Supplies Provided: Trellis making materials and tools are provided as part of the registration fee for each participant to design and build their own garden trellis. Trellis designs may vary by participant so enough trellis making material is provided for at least one large trellis or a number of small trellises depending on your preference.
Instructor Bio – TJ Leveque is the Grounds Curator and Head Beekeeper at Hawthorn Hollow. Tending the grounds has inspired him to get creative with the materials he removes from the landscape. He has experimented with just about every tree or shrub part imaginable to create arbors, trellises, fences, and even reindeer for decorating a variety of garden landscapes.
Sewcial Barn Quilting
with Bethany Wise & Dan Lyons
People have been quilting to support their causes or display their local pride for hundreds of years. After a tour of the local history of quilt block designs from the time of the settlers through the evolution of quilting up to modern times; we’ll explore a modern twist on quilting by laying out and painting a historical quilt block to make what we now call a barn quilt. Each person in the class will get to make their own 2’x2’ barn quilt block that they get to take home and display on their home, garage, or even hang in the living room. No quilting experience needed.
Supplies Provided: Materials are provided for each participant including a 2-foot by 2-foot wooden panel primed with white paint, an assortment of latex paint colors to choose from, tape, and brushes.
Bethany Wise is a local Renaissance woman and serial crafter, with over 45 years of sewing experience. She has been crafting and creating things since childhood. She has always had her hands on raw materials and made useful objects her whole life. Her experience making hundreds of quilt blocks and her larger than life personality make Sewcial Barn Quilting fun and educational.
Beekeeping for Beeginers: Part 1
with TJ Leveque & Kyle Woller
Learn the Beekeeping basics with Hawthorn Hollow Beekeepers TJ Levenque and Kyle Woller. You will learn about the life of the honeybees, tour our honey house and have a chance to get hands on in the beehives. Registration required. Limit 14 people.
Beekeeping for Beeginers: Part 2
with TJ Leveque & Kyle Woller (Click to Register)
Get sticky with Hawthorn Hollow Beekeepers TJ Levenque and Kyle Woller. You will be able to harvest, process, bottle and take home your own honey. Registration Required. Limit 7 people.
Date: Wednesday, August 22nd
Broom Making: Hearth Brooms
with “Little” John Holzwart
Discover the art of making handmade brooms! “Little” John Holzwart will teach you how to make a real broom for decorative or functional use. Students will learn to make one round or one flat hearth broom (your choice). Handles of various woods have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about decorative options will be included.
Supplies Provided: Broom supplies provided, plan to bring a sharp knife and scissors!
Date: October 27th