Come to the park to learn the art of tea bag folding
Turns out there’s more to do with tea bags than make tea.
Join artisan Phyllis Knapp to create two nature-motif cards utilizing tea bag folding, an offshoot of origami featuring real tea bags and tea bag paper.
What: “Tea Bag Folding” Art Card Workshop (Ages 15+)
When: Wednesday, July 24 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Big Creek Park, Meyer Center
9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township
Tea bag folding was originally done with tea bag wrappers and consists of folding little squares of decorative paper in a specific pattern, then arranging the folded pieces to form a round motif/medallion. The finished medallion can be used for scrapbook embellishments or on handmade greeting cards.
This instructor, Phyllis, has taught handmade card workshops for the Park District for several years. Her past offerings include spirelli string art, paper quilling, and iris folding art cards.
“But this unique technique has not been offered through the Park District in the past,” said Teresa Runion, special events coordinator for Geauga Park District. “My favorite cards to give and received are handmade ones, and these are beautiful. The folded artwork is so lovely it is suitable for framing.”
A fee of $12 includes materials and instruction and will be collected upon registration, which is required online or by calling 440-286-9516. This program will be fully wheelchair/stroller accessible.