“Discover Handmade” This Winter At Sauder Village

Archbold, OH – A new craft program will allow guests to “Discover Handmade” this winter at Sauder Village. From February through mid-April craftsmen will present free demonstrations on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Sauder Village Welcome Center.

“If you miss watching the spinner, weaver, basket maker and other craftsmen at work, you’re sure to enjoy the new Discover Handmade program planned this winter,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations Specialist. “We look forward to having guests join us for these free demonstrations and some great shopping as well!”

Craft demonstrations will vary each week. The demonstrations planned in February include broom making on February 1 and basket making and spinning on February 8. Later in the month guests can watch rug hooking demonstrations on February 15 and weaving on February 22. The “Discover Handmade” demonstrations are scheduled through Saturday, April 12. A complete schedule of programs is posted online at www.saudervillage.org

Free “Craft Saturdays” are also planned this winter at Sauder Village. Throughout February and March there will be special “How To” projects demonstrated at the Gift Shop and Lauber’s General Store. The demonstrations will be held by request between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Demonstrations on the schedule include crayon rubbing on February 1, green cleaning on February 8, floral arranging on February 15 and meal placemats on February 22. A schedule of all “Craft Saturday” programs is available online as well.

“We’re pleased to have a unique slate of free craft demonstrations planned again this winter,” shared Leslie Hartman, Retail Manager. “From green cleaning techniques and floral arranging to crayon rubbings and placemats – there is something for everyone. And, the kits or items used in the short demonstrations are available for sale for guests to try at home.”

While the Historic Village may be closed for the winter, the Shops at Sauder Village offer unique shopping opportunities year round! Throughout the winter the Gift Shop and Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lauber’s General Store is open Monday through Friday by request (stop by the Gift Shop) and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. While at Sauder Village guests may also want to visit the Sauder Store and Outlet, enjoy a delicious meal at the Barn Restaurant and pick-up some sweet treats from the Doughbox Bakery. Many great packages are also available throughout the winter at the Sauder Heritage Inn.

For more information about special events planned at the Shops at Sauder Village call 800.590.9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org


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