At Christmastime you probably have a elf on your shelf. But do you have a gnome in your home? In Scandinavian tradition, a gnome is a household spirit usually described as a short man or woman with a red cap who looks after one's house or farm. In the 19th century, the gnome took on the role of Christmas gift-bearer. An important part of this tradition is to put out porridge for the household gnome, but don't forget the butter — otherwise your gnome may feel neglected!
Celebrate the season by creating your own gnome for your home or as a sweet gift for someone special. In this class lead by Master Felter Cathy Cartwright, you will learn how to felt a gnome using both wet and needle felting techniques. You will make one gnome in the class, but additional materials will be available for purchase if you would like to populate your friends' and relatives' homes with gnomes!
Saturday, November 17th; 10am-12:30pm
Class is $30 per student for one gnome. Additional materials for making more gnomes at home will be available for purchase.
All tools, materials and instruction are included.