HOLIDAY
HANDCRAFTING

TO BE ANNOUNCED


Holiday Handcrafting

Course Description

Join us for a fun and cozy weekend of making beautiful handmade holiday gifts! In this two-day class, students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of small crafts under the mentorship of several skilled Quail Springs stewards. Using mostly natural and simple materials, many of which have been locally hand-harvested and prepared by our teachers, you will have the opportunity to create several projects from a range of possibilities. Families and children are welcome!

What we’ll be making


  • Hand-bound Books
  • Jewelry
  • Pine Needle Baskets
  • Homemade Salves
  • Buckskin Pouches
  • Felted Bags
  • Homemade Candles
  • Willow Baskets
  • And more!

Instructors


Natalie Bartlett

Natalie Bartlett

Natalie Bartlett has spent the last ten years of her life deeply immersed in land-based culture and has a passion for learning the stories and skills of traditional peoples around the world. Raised in Oakland, California, she left her West Coast hearth for seven years to adventure across many of the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the Midwest, East Coast and abroad, living in the foothills of Western Massachusetts, by the banks of the Ohio River in Indiana and in the urban wilds of New York City.

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Edith Maurno

Edith Maurno

Edith was born in the historic city of Puebla in Mexico, and traveled to the US at the age of 16, arriving in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. It was there that Edith finished her studies, started a family, worked in food service and in the medical field, and eventually joined the corporate world rising, over a period of 16 years, to a high level management position in charge of tech support, programming, quality control and finances for a software company.

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Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures that house us for much of our time. This passion leads her to practice those things that help us remember who we really are and why we are here – activities and creations which remind us of our connections to each other, our food, our shelter and the earth.

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Chloe Rose

Chloe Rose

Chloe Rose has been in love with the beautiful land, animals and people of Quail Springs since participating in the youth focused Sustainable Vocations program in 2011. Only 15 at the time, one of the youngest participants of that year, her passion was deeply sparked by the inspiring three week course. Following her curiosity for the natural world, she found herself traveling to different farms across the country and abroad.

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Sespe Miller

Sespe Miller

Sespe Miller grew up in Santa Barbara climbing oak trees, playing within willow thickets, and backpacking throughout the mountain ranges of Southern California. Now inspired by a childhood connected to the landscape, he mentors young children to grow their love for nature by working at Wild Roots, an all outdoor forest preschool in Santa Barbara. Continuing to bring more beauty to life, he has a deep love for basket weaving and is passionate about teaching and sharing how to weave and tend different plants for basketry.

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Registration Information


  • Course Tuition: $225
  • Course tuition includes: Instruction, catered meals and camping accommodations

Discounts:

  • Early Bird: $50 discount (Discount Code: HHEBIRD50 – Expires: Nov. 13th, 2015)
  • Bring A Friend: $15 discount (each) for couples or friends attending the course together
  • Wild Series: $20 discount if you have attended a Wild Series class in the past
  • Holiday Handcrafting: $50 discount If you have attended Holiday Handcrafting in the past (this discount cannot be combined with the Wild Series discount)
  • Family & Group Discount: Please click the “apply for your discount code” button to apply for a family or group discount


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