St. Patty’s Day Woven Shamrock Pin

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Well are you enjoying St. Patty’s Day and the “wearing of the green”? Will you be eating some corned beef and cabbage today, too?

Here’s a little Irish prayer I was sent today that I thought you might enjoy: “May God be on your road every way you go.”

I hate to keep bringing up the weather here, but this morning on St. Patty’s Day, March 17, 2013 we had -26 degrees here in Angora, MN. Can you believe it? Supposedly we have only three days left of winter, but you couldn’t tell it by what we are experiencing.

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with four grade school girls at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery (NWFA) in Cook, MN showing them how to make a St. Patty’s Day woven ribbon shamrock pin.

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These students caught on to the weaving with amazing speed and were able to make several shamrocks during class time.

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Some chose to embellish with beads and some used different shades of green for wonderful combinations and results.

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This activity is funded in part by the Arrowhead regional Arts Council with money from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage fund, as appropriated by the MN Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and by a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

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More youth weaving classes will be scheduled in the future at Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) Gallery, so stay tuned on this basketweaving blog, Cathryn’s Classes and the NWFA Gallery website for details.

Until next time…

~~ Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much ~~
Happy Weaving!
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Comments

  1. Those are really cute!

  2. Marilyn Wenzel says:

    Oh, my, -26! I guess I don’t need to start packing.

    I’d love to have you teach me to make those cute little shamrock pins.

    Stay warm! M.

  3. Val Moreland says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Its also our 40th anniversary!!!

    I love your project and that you work with the kids. Will you post this and others you might have? I would love to share them!!!!

    Thanks for all the info and help you have given me too!