Gourd with a Pine Needle Rim
Instructor: Jan Knutson
In this class we will create a pine needle border stitched around the rim of a gourd to complement its natural shape and color.
First we will enhance the gourd bowl with a wax polish rub and then stitch long-leaf pine needles around the rim for a stunning accent.
Instructor will provide a gourd bowl cut, cleaned and pre-drilled, long-leaf pine needles, and a tapestry needle with waxed linen or sinew for stitching.
There will also be provided a variety of “found objects” and small beads to further accent your gourd rim.
Register by: August 9th
Limited to: no limit
Fall Equinox Wander & Storytelling
Hike through the park and down the hill as night falls on the eve of the fall equinox.
The nearly-full moon will rise shortly after sunset to light our way. At the bottom of the hill we will enjoy a campfire, treats, storytelling, and stargazing.
Soon the nights will turn cold, so let’s enjoy fall while she lasts.
Candlelight Hike – Ski – Snowshoe
Enjoy a romantic evening in the park by candlelight. The Rock County Parks Department will be bringing snowshoes for use that evening, and you are welcome to bring your own snowshoes, cross country skis or other equipment appropriate for the weather.
We will have a campfire with make-your-own s’mores and hot dogs available. Other refreshments include chili – both a meat and vegetarian version, homemade cookies, and hot chocolate. Bring your sweetheart, friends, the whole family, or just yourself and enjoy a beautiful night in the woods. The event will only be cancelled if there is high winds. Please call ahead if the conditions look iffy.
Cost: Donations accepted
Supports both the Welty Environmental Center and Rock County Parks
Register by: n/a