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#2 - Learn to Love Your Craft Lathe with Shannon Wallis - Friday August 19th - 9:00am - 11:00am

Learn to Love Your Craft Lathe

Shannon Wallis

Friday August 19th - 9:00am - 11:00am - Event Tent

In this hands-on demo you will learn to:

  • Center an egg in your craft lathe
  • Use the Happy Egging Lathe Rings
  • Use a lathe table 
  • Divide an egg into the Basic Eight, Basic Sixteen and Twelve Diamonds divisions
  • Divide an egg into a grid of 48

Please bring: two eggs - one chicken egg and one larger egg (turkey or goose), tan plastic craft lathe, Happy Egging lathe rings, a lathe table (Happy Egging, Gene's, Mark Malachowski's, or any rigid surface that is eggactly the same height as the table is to the center of the lathe), and a flat black pencil. Some Post-It labeling tape and a colored pencil will be provided. A detailed handout will be emailed.

Cost: $10 CAD per student & $1.00 material fee. Please pay Shannon at the retreat.

Minimum is 8, maximum is 65 participants. 

About Shannon Wallis

Shannon is a former elementary school art and nursery school teacher and has been writing pysanky in Vermont since 1994 when she learned the technique from another art teacher. While Shannon has no Ukrainian or Eastern European ancestry, she has fallen in love with pysanky as an art form. Shannon finds both the traditional and modern designs enticing, especially when they involve geometry. Shannon teaches pysanky in her home studio, on Zoom, at the PysankyUSA Retreats, and is delighted to be teaching at Pysanky Toronto. Shannon won the People's Choice Award in the Classic category in the first annual International Pysanka Exhibition at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch in June 2019. She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen in mixed media and has her eggs in several of the League's galleries. Besides being an egg artist, Shannon is a wife and a mother of two young adults.