Our papercrafting Collectivist Tabita W Harvey Creative is running a workshop in November to show us how to make traditional Danish Christmas Star decorations.
This woven star is a classic Danish Christmas decoration made of paper strips.
“In Denmark, we use the stars as ornaments on Christmas trees and Christmas decorations,” says Tabi.
“Sometimes we use the stars to decorate our gifts.”
The Fröbel star, or Froebel star, comes originally from Germany, where it is also called “Fröbel Stern” after Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1852) founder of the kindergarten concept.
The stars can be made in varying sizes using different paper patterns – the only limit is your imagination! You can go classical Christmas colours or jazz it up using papers that mean something to you or relate to your gifts – perhaps with musical manuscript paper or tape measures…….the sky is the limit!
The workshop takes place on Saturday, 23 November between 2 and 4 pm at Enable, right next door to the Gallery. The cost of the workshop is £35, including refreshments and a package of paper strips to take home to practice your new skill!
Places are limited to five people.