Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Garden Guild Holiday Craft Sale Preview

By Erika Zambello

Clear your weekend schedule, the Garden Guild Holiday Craft Sale is this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and they have created some amazing works this year! Last week I was afforded a sneak preview of what will be available, and I'm going to attend armed with my holiday gift list.

One of the fun crafts available will be Christmas card ornaments, shown above and below. Delicately cut in intricate patterns, the ornaments are both beautiful and made from recycled materials.

A wide array of holiday ornaments abound at the Craft Fair this year, including many more made from recycled materials, and even painted gourds!

Knitted hats, washcloths and pins will be set out in a variety of color combinations, as well as quilted pieces of all shapes and sizes.

Gourds have not only been used to make ornaments, but also gourd bird houses and Christmas figurines.

Printed cards, banners, tiles, coasters, hummingbird feeders and so much more will be for sale on Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting Duke Gardens. The only way to really understand the beauty and breadth of all the Garden Guild has to offer is to come see for yourself. Parking is free until 1 p.m. For more information check out our event page.

Interested in joining the Garden Guild? This fabulous group of volunteers meets every Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. here at Duke Gardens. 

Hope to see you at the Craft Sale! 

Blogger Erika Zambello is a graduate student studying Ecosystem Science and Conservation at Duke University’s Nicholas School of theEnvironment

Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture. The Gardens receives roughly half of its operating budget from Duke University. The rest comes from people like you, who value all that this public botanic garden has to offer. Duke Gardens is at 420 Anderson St.

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