At The Falmouth Art Center
137 Gifford St. Falmouth, MA
November 16th • 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

 

Join us for an opportunity to share skills and resources related to the Fiber Arts.  Please plan to bring a project to work and share with others.  At this meeting, we will learn how to make Dragon Boat Ornaments. These delightful, yarn based ornaments have an ancient tradition in Chinese history. They commemorate the life of Qu Yuan who died in 278 BCE. The Chinese will often fill them with aromatic herbs to ward off the evil spirits.

Ours won’t have any herbs but they will be a pretty decoration on your holiday tree or any other place you might choose to hang it.

If you want to try your hand at making one, please bring the following:
Scissors
3 skeins of embroidery floss in colors that please you
Scotch tape
An embroidery needle

The basic form will be provided. Everyone will leave with written directions on how to make their own ornaments.

There will be a $5 charge for non-members, and free for Falmouth Art Center members.