Archbold, OH – Enjoy a day filled with inspiration and creativity during the annual Explore the Crafts event at Sauder Village. On Saturday, July 19 guests will be encouraged to try pottery, drawing, embroidery, weaving, broom making, tinsmithing, printing and more while exploring the crafts at Ohio’s largest living-history destination!
“Our Explore the Crafts event affords guests a greater appreciation of the talented craftsmen that work each day at Sauder Village,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “This special day continues to be quite popular – inspiring guests to be creative and providing great memories for all involved!”
During this fun-filled event, craftsmen will share their talents while allowing guests to explore their own creativity. Visitors may want to try pottery, making wooden tops, mini decorative brooms, felt balls, wooden beaded necklaces, and tussie mussies. Some of the other hands-on activities planned for this event include assembling a wooden bucket, making a tin cookie cutter, spinning, weaving and embroidery. Guests can also make a cordage bracelet at Natives and Newcomers, participate in drawing activities, print cards in the Print Shop and make a God’s eye ornament in the Basket Shop.
Again this year guests can register for the opportunity to make a glass ornament, flower, or pumpkin with the assistance of resident artist Mark Matthews. Pre-registration is required for the opportunity to learn the techniques needed to create this special glass piece. This 1 hour, hands-on class is available to anyone ages 10 and over and the cost is $45.00 ($40.00 for members) and includes supplies. Glass projects are not complete until the objects have gone through the annealing process, but the finished objects will be sent to the maker after the event. For more details or to register for this opportunity call 800.590.9755 or visit http://saudervillage.org/Creativity/Events/Glass_Blowing_Experience.asp