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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 gro.i1607189804aftl@1607189804tcatn1607189804oc1607189804 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!

Materials List:

These are available at craft stores or Walmart

  1. 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).
    1. Basic ornament: 12 pieces at 2 inches (5 cm).
    2. 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)
  2. Needle –Tapestry needle (blunt end)
  3. Thread – Crochet thread, size 10  (11 yards or 10 metres)
  4. Scissors – must be sharp to cleanly cut the straws
  5. Ruler or straight edge
  6. Pencil – to mark straws for cutting

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