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“Šiaudinukai” Webinar – December 12
Learn how to make Lithuanian “šiaudinukai” – straw Christmas ornaments – with skilled craftsperson Joana Adamonis. At this workshop she will tell us about the history of these ornaments, show us how-to basics and guide us through the process of making 2 ornaments (a basic form and a star) to hang on a Christmas tree. This class is beginner-friendly: no prior experience is necessary.
When: Saturday, December 12,
10:30 am to 12 noon 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Where: Online – must be registered to get an invitation
Cost: Free for LTFAI members, $10 for non-members
What you need:
- Plastic straws, crochet thread, tapestry needle, scissors, ruler, pencil (materials list below)
- A limited number of kits with all materials and pre-cut straws are available for $5 (plus postage if applicable, curbside pickup in Toronto)
- It is strongly recommended that you pre-cut the straws as it can take some time and the workshop has not allowed for that
How to register:
- Contact us at Please provide your name and phone number (in case we need to dial you in). Interesting to us, but optional: tell us where you are from and maybe a bit about yourself and why you are interested in this webinar. If you are not a member, please pay the $10 fee through the PayPal link here on our website (see “Donate” below).
How to participate:
- Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the workshop
- Make sure to log in 10 minutes before the session in case of any technical difficulties
- Please ensure you have all your materials ready
We’re looking forward to having you join us!
These are available at craft stores or Walmart
- Straws – White plastic drinking straws (3/16th inch/4mm width) approx. 8 inches (20 cm) long, about 20 straws cut into lengths (straight across, not diagonally).
- Basic ornament: 12 pieces at 2 inches (5 cm).
- Star ornament : 24 pieces at 1 inch (2.5 cm) + 16 pieces at 1.25 inches (3.175 cm) + 32 pieces at 2.5 inches (6.35 cm)
- Needle –Tapestry needle (blunt end)
- Thread – Crochet thread, size 10 (11 yards or 10 metres)
- Scissors – must be sharp to cleanly cut the straws
- Ruler or straight edge
- Pencil – to mark straws for cutting