with Mary Fisher
Saturday September 16th, 10-1 + 2-5
Limit 15 students
You will learn the old Hispanic art of paper cutting called Ramilletas to create decorations for parties, tree ornaments, cards or alters and their history. You will learn the methods for cutting out many different shapes, ideas for sourcing various materials and creating your own for custom work. In the FIRST class you will complete a few Ramilletas and turn them into cards. If taking BOTH classes you can begin to work on the classic Ramilleta design that is then attached to a 3 foot long ribbon. Please bring a few ribbon colors (a yard each) to choose from so there is flexibility in the paper colors that are provided. The Ramilletas - generally 5 medallions - are sewn onto the ribbon. *
* The FIRST class runs from 10-1 and cost $75. If you are interested in spending the day with us please sign up to take BOTH classes, 10-1 & 2-5, and you will be charged $135. You have to participate in the first class to attend the second.
You will be provided with a precut kit and instructional handout as well as gorgeous patterned papers to cut out yourself. Mary will share her techniques and shortcuts she has learned over the years of making Ramilletas. Examples of her work will be on hand for inspiration. If you have some small sharp scissors & pinking shears you like to work with please bring them.
Mary was a textile major at California College of Arts and Crafts and has been crafting her whole life. She owns a nursery and garden design business at her home on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Learning about Ramilletas ten years ago fascinated her so much she has taken this old art to a different level. She also sews on commission, shares crafts, and loves birdwatching and gardening with her darling grandchildren. Follow Mary @cultusbaynursery