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Natural Milkweed Floss Ornament

Evening Studio Arts Workshop

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00BK
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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Materials for this program

By Renate Maile-Moskowitz

The milkweed plant, also called silkweed, is a source of both food for the monarch butterfly caterpillar and fiber and floss used in everything from yarn to clothing. In this workshop, learn to transform a milkweed pod and its floss into a whimsical nesting swan using both wet and needle-felting techniques. Forming the wing feathers and beak cap, seedpod positioning, and creating a hanging mechanism are all covered.  

Participants also learn about the milkweed and its versatile fibers in a short presentation and visual anthology of applications that have been passed down through the years.

A supply kit ($30 plus shipping), available to purchase from the instructor, includes everything you need to create one ornament.

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