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Learn with Dogwood Crafters

Join us for some new classes as well as some favorites from years before. Classes are usually scheduled from March through November.

All classes are held at the Masonic Lodge #459, 223 Wilkes Crescent Circle, Sylva. From Business 23 between Sylva and Dillsboro, turn on Wilkes Crescent Drive. At the top of the hill there is a large water tower; turn on the drive near the gate and go through the gate.

To register for any class stop by or call Dogwood Crafters at 828-586-2248, or email Please have your name, phone number and email (optional) ready to register. Normally registration deadline is a week before the class. Class fees are paid on the day of the class. The volunteer instructors work hard to keep the cost low; the fees cover the use of the Masonic Lodge. Our classes are offered to fulfill our 501C nonprofit status.

Thursday, August 24, 10 am- 2 pm.
Class fee: $11 (materials included). Register by Thursday, August 17.

Learn to make beautiful leather leaves for fall.

Brenda Anders, instructor.

Wednesday, September 6, 10 am - 3 pm.
Class fee: $12. Register by Thursday, April 27.

Make "Scarecrow", a fall decoration that is 14” tall and free standing.

Bernice Spritzer, instructor.

Thursday, October 5, 10 am - 2 pm.
Class fee: $15. (includes basket materials) Register by Thursday, September 28.

Make an ornament from pine needles for the holidays. Students will learn how to make a Tenerife center and the technique of weaving with pine needles to create an ornament.

Joyce Lantz, instructor, has taught classes in pine needle basketry for a number of years.

Monday, November 6, 10 am - 11:30 pm.
Class fee: $9 materials provided). Register by Monday, October 30.

Students will use aluminum wire to bend and shape ornaments - trees, hearts, stars. The ornaments will be hammered on an anvil to add texture and strength. The ornaments will be finished with ribbon for hanging.

Joan Marsden, instructor, has made hammered metal ornaments for several years.