What we're about

This group is for people who are interested in learning and sharing old-time skills. Learn about outdoor cooking and baking, using herbs to prepare salves and lotions, spinning and natural dyes, blacksmithing, old-time toys. We'll explore the historical buildings in St Louis city and county and learn about the people who settled and built our community. We'll meet once a month and have a guest demonstration and hands-on activity each time we meet up.

Upcoming events (3)

The Mighty Mississippi - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

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Rivers, dams, levee's and our very own Mark Twain


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paint a simple landscape - learn a bit about Monet & Manet

The Language of Flowers - POSTPONED until further notice

Oak Bend Branch (County Library)

POSTPONED until further notice - During the Victoria Era flowers were often used to send subtle messages to others. Dictionaries were created to associate flowers with sentiments and the language of flowers came into being. Victorians often exchanged small "talking bouquets," called nosegays or tussie-mussies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussie-mussies). Traditionally composed of fragrant herbs held tightly together in a circular design with a single flower in the center. We'll each be making a tussie-mussie and perhaps a pressed flower bookmark after we've learned a bit of "floral vocabulary" Hope to see you there. P.S. Sending someone a cosmos flower (shown below) would be a way to wish them joy in love and life.

Past events (72)

Make a Witch Hazel Astringent and try your hand at Water Witching

St. Louis County Library - Grant's View Branch

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