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Wooden Spoon Carving


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Feb 21, 2023 at 6 pm

We will spend most of the class making wooden spoons using knives and spoon knives. These spoons will be the size of a serving spoon with a handle of 6”-8”.  Students will use carving knives and spoon knives to carve the spoons. We will finish the spoons off with oil.

A great way to spend time with a loved one, a friend, or join us for the night to meet new people!

Course fee covers material, instruction, and a spoon or two to take home!

Full Course

Gourd Basket with Pine Needle Rim


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Feb 26, 2023 at 1 pm

Make a gourd basket. Perfect for a gift or to keep for yourself.

Gourds will be pre-cut. Students will need to clean gourds, sand, and drill holes. Then we will sew white pine needles to the rim. We will be able to pick from a number of stains to finish the gourds. Gourds are around 4-5” in diameter.

During this class, we will also go over the basics of making pine needle baskets.

This is another great class to learn a skill for life. 

Course covers materials and tools to make basket.

Bees, Honey, and Wax - OH MY!


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Mar 4, 2023 at 9 am

Bees, Honey, & Wax - OH MY!

Learn a little of the basics of the honeybee and beekeeping. In the class we will learn how to make some tasty food with honey including baklava, fried ice cream, and even honey drops. Samples of some of my favorite honey snacks will be available along with some raw honey from my bees. We will also learn how to make dip candles and wax cloth food wraps.

All students will walk away with a candle and a wax cloth and some really awesome skills and knowledge. 

Anyone 8-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Fiddlehead Basket


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Apr 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm

Fiddlehead Basket

Whether hiking in the forest or wandering in your garden, this will be a nice basket for fiddleheads, mushrooms, or herbs.  Size is approximately 4” Width x 8" Height x 10" Length. 

The cost covers the cost materials: premium reed, strap, and instruction.

Anyone 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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