The Native American art of decorating birch bark boxes and other ornaments with porcupine quill “embroidery” is a beautiful traditional craft. The work of both skilled historic and modern quillwork artists is highly prized by collectors and museums. You will learn about the lore and natural history of the porcupine and the birch tree, and see examples of quilled birchbark in a slide presentation by Ms. Collins. Then, you will learn how to do this unusual art form using natural materials to create a piece to take home.
Cheri Collins, Museum Staff, UConn
10 am to 12 noon
Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs (map will be mailed to participants)
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members) Includes materials
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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