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Workshop: Traditional Straw Plaiting – Love Knots @ CRAFT

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Elizabeth Woodroofe, member of the Guild of Straw Craftsmen and learn to make a harvest love knot for your Valentine.

Countryman’s Favours or harvest love knots were thought to be made by young farm boys as they walked in the fields with their loved ones. They would be trimmed with flowers and seed heads found in the hedgerows and given as a token of their love. Harvest knots of other types were also made to celebrate the end of harvest and used to decorate the home or horse harness.

In this half-day workshop, Elizabeth will show you how to prepare the wheat and how to plait and construct a variety of harvest knots.

At the end of your workshop, you will leave with a beautiful token to give to a loved one or keep for yourself!


February 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades
Bradshaw St, Golden Point
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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