Heritage Workshop Series

2019 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. To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

Supplies Provided: Weaving materials provided. Please bring reading glasses, thimble and small scissors if possible.

Instructor Bio – “Little” John Holzwart

Date: Saturday, April 6th
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Fee: $45

 

Willow Wattle Fence

with “Little” John Holzwart

Wattle Fencing has long been Familiar to gardeners throughout England and Eastern Europe. These Charming structures create more organization in the yard as borders or along pathways. in this class you will learn how to make a wattle fence panel of your very own. You will have fresh willow as well as red osier dogwood to work with when crafting this wonderfully rustic piece. We will cover material selection, Harvesting, preparation and construction of your fence panel. We will also discuss other willow crafts or larger installations as well. Please bring a hammer and sharp knife. Limit 15 students. To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

Date: Saturday, April 27th

Time: 10am-2pm

Fee: $45 per person.

Creating a Garden Trellis

with Kyle Woller
Trellising has been a longstanding garden tradition for both function and beauty. From the living corn stalk trellises used in a Three Sisters Garden wIMG_4215ith 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. To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

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 – Kyle Woller 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.

Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Fee: $35

Sewcial Barn Quilting

with Bethany WIMG_0795ise 
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. To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

Barn quiltings cropped

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.

Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Fee: $35

 

Beading Workshop (Strawberry)

with Jim Kelly

The Iroqouis developed this technique during the Victorian Era to sell beading to help support their families. Learn simple Iroquois raised beading techniques and learn the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse). Strawberries are just one of many plants celebrated by the Haudenosaunee. This month, it takes on special meaning, as the fruit is the Oneida name for June: AwAhihte’.

To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $35 per person

Beekeeping for Beeginers: Part 1

with TJ Leveque
Learn the Beekeeping basics with Hawthorn Hollow Beekeepers TJ Levenque. 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. To register, please contact tj@hawthornhollow.org or call (262) 552-8196

Supplies Provided:

Date: Wednesday, July 10th
Time: 10am-10:30pm
Fee: $30

 

Beekeeping for Beeginers: Part 2

with TJ Leveque (Click to Register)
Get sticky with Hawthorn Hollow Beekeepers TJ Levenque.. You will be able to harvest, process, bottle and take home your own honey. Registration Required. Limit 7 people.

Supplies Provided:

Date: Wednesday, August 21st
Time: 5pm-7pm
Fee: $35

To register, please contact tj@hawthornhollow.org or call us at (262) 552-8196

Beading Workshop (Cedar)

With Jim Kelly

The Iroqouis developed this technique during the Victorian Era to sell beading to help support their families. Learn simple Iroquois raised beading techniques and learn the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse). “Cedar” – The straight tree, so that the smoke and prayer would rise uninterrupted.

The Center beading represents the sun.
He is our older brother and was given responsibilities.
We are human beings and were also given responsibilities.

Date: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: $35 per person

To register, please contact Nancy@HawthornHollow.org or call us at (262) 552-8196

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: November 2nd
Time: 10am-1pm
Fee: $60

To register, please contact Nancy@HawthornHollow.org or call us at (262) 552-8196

Bread Making Workshop

With Charlie Tennessen

Learn how to use a cast-iron Dutch oven to create spectacular artisan bread in an ordinary kitchen with farmer Charlie Tennessen. Experience fill hands-on process of making bread from flour, water, and salt using heritage Red Flife flower, grown and milled in Wisconsin and learn about the revival of 19th Century Wisconsin Wheat Varieties. To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

Date: November 9th
Time: 11am
Fee: $20

Mead Making Workshop

With “Little” John Holzwart

Mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage known to the world, is a fermented blend of pure honey, water and yeast. Often fruits, flowers and spices are added producing a dry, semi-sweet or even sparkling mead. Mead is something that is quite easy to make, and you can join “Little” John Holzwart as he shares his experience with this enjoyable past time. Participants will make one batch of mead with the class and take home a small bottle for themselves. To Register, please contact Nancy@hawthornhollow.org or call at (262) 552-8196.

Date: November 16th
Time: 10am-1pm
Fee: $35 per person


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