An Advanced Bookbinding Workshop is offered on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. Led by Ramon Townsend of Colonial Bindery, Exton, Pa, this advanced workshop is for those who have taken the Introductory Bookbinding Workshop. Participants will take home a a 3/4 leather or fully leather bound book. They will learn new techniques that are not taught in the basic course such as Rounding & Backing; Headbanding;
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a one-day Natural Dye Workshop on May 20, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The workshop will be led by textile artist Ruth Konrad who was given her first sheep in the early 1980’s and taught herself to spin, and from there to knit and weave and dye. Ruth takes special joy in teaching others to enter the creative world of fiber arts especially through playing with color.
A century ago, the First World War transformed the global Mennonite church. While most Mennonites in North America abstained from military service, thousands of their coreligionists in Europe–swayed by militarist ideologies and an aggressive nationalist order–marched off to the trenches of France or killing fields in the East.
Presenting research from his new book, Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era (Princeton University Press, May 2017), Harvard historian Ben Goossen explores the entangled, tragic history of Mennonites’ encounters with
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a workshop on “Traditional Woodworking for the Kitchen” led by artisan John W. Munro on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will be an opportunity for novice and intermediate woodworkers to focus on and learn the use of traditional hand tools in making wooden spoons, ladles, spatulas, cutting boards and bowls. Mr. Munro has demonstrated traditional woodworking for many years and participated in the Fine
Ervin will reflect on the themes that prompted his most recent book—Christian’s Hope—as well as the impulses that impelled the writing of the entire Return to Northkill series. Third-culture folks who have felt marginalized in their communities of origin will find some comfort here, since Christian’s Hope shows a creative way to negotiate cultural differences. Most importantly, this third and last novel in the series gathers up the unfinished narratives from the first two volumes and brings them into a
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a Book Repair Workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Led by Ramon Townsend of Colonial Bindery, Exton, Pa, students will learn basic book repair techniques, and in the process learn about the book’s components and traditional hand bookbinding methods. They will dissect a book and reassemble it. The students will deconstruct the book by detaching the covers and spine; removing the sewing; and disassembling
Learn the colorful art of paper marbling on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. Led by Ramon Townsend of Colonial Bindery, Exton, Pa., participants will learn this traditional paper art first developed by the Persians in the 15th century.
Marbling is the art of floating and designing watercolors on a base fluid then permanently transferring the design to paper. Participants will be instructed in preparing the paper to
Do you love a fresh slice of home baked pie but have never tackled making your own pie crust?
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a Pie, Glorious Pie workshop scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 9 am to 2 pm. Participants will make both a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch pie crust/shoofly pie and a more contemporary ricotta cheese pie crust/apple crumb pie. Participants will also go home with additional tried and true recipes.