Enjoy learning to weave a classic Shaker Cathead Basket in a twill weave pattern. The workshop is taught by master basket weaver Karen Wychock.
Easily identified by its pattern of diagonal lines, a twill weave is used to create a diagonal line in your basket. A twill weave is created by weaving over and under multiple spokes as opposed to weaving “over one-under one.”
Students will be weaving a 10” or 12″ classic Shaker Cathead Basket with a twill pattern. The Cathead
Learn the colorful art of paper marbling. 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 accept the paint; mixing the colors for marbling; creating the base fluid; floating the colors on the base, then
Survivor Croquet Tournament – a fast paced game for Junior and Senior High Youth Groups where “poise and quick thinking in the midst of madness and mayhem win the day!” Two teams of six, “stripes” and “solids”, play simultaneously from opposite ends of the court. As everyone converges to play through the center wicket, they’ll try to survive and get to the other end to stake out and win. Youth groups play for prize money to be used for
This workshop, led by woodworker John W. Munro, will be an opportunity for novice and intermediate woodworkers to focus on and learn the use of traditional hand tool use in making traditional wooden spoons, ladles, spatulas, cutting boards and bowls. The use of curved gouges, mallets and mauls, spokeshaves, drawknives, scorps, shaving horses, froes, planes. and scraping blades will be demonstrated by the instructor and used by the attendees. Tool safety, tool handling, wood selection, and woodenware design will be
This workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area nineteenth century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to “scratch” and workshop participants will draw a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. You can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create your own design for a special occasion gift.
The class will be led by redware potter Denise Wilz, a professional potter who researches
This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center.
$9.00 – Adults/Youth
$2.00 – Children age 6-12
Children under 6 free
Please no pets
The Frolic is a rain or shine event! There is plenty to do under