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WORKSHOP: Get Ready for the Holidays with Tamales & Wreaths
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 • 10:30am

Tamales & wreaths

Start out the morning learning to make tamales!
We’ll do some of the work for you by preparing the masa dough and fillings (one vegetarian, one meat); you’ll learn to roll and tie the tamales in different ways. We’ll put the prepared tamales on to steam while making our wreaths.

Make a 12" wreath!
During the second part of this workshop each participant will make a 12" wreath to take home. Please bring a variety of greens to use and share: bay, rosemary, eucalyptus, cedar, juniper, holly, pine cones, California pepper, berries, magnolia leaves, plume grasses, lavender, etc. See complete materials list (pdf)

Enjoy a delicious tamale lunch!
Hot out of the steamer, we’ll enjoy our fresh tamales (there will probably be enough for everyone to take some home, too), black beans and salad.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 • 10:30am–1pm
Where: Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
How much: $5 for members; $25/person non-members (membership is just $20, and you'll get the member rate for all workshops through June 2014). This includes recipes, tamale lunch, a wreath form, ribbon and some greens.
What to bring: It would be helpful this year for each participant to BRING greens, berries, etc. for wreaths, both to use and share.
— See complete materials list (pdf)
— Questions or to RSVP, please email

Feel free to contact the Workshop Coordinator, Dena Van Derveer if you have a suggestion for a workshop, or if you have a skill that you’d be willing to teach.
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WORKSHOPS in 2012:
September 25, 2012:
Natural Dye a Silk Scarf
March 27, 2012: Jewelry Making & Repair
February 28, 2012: Fashion Swap
January 24, 2012:
Beautiful Cards & Valentines
November 29, 2011:
Cookie Decorating
October 25, 2011: Hypertufa
September 27, 2011: Two-Color Knitting
May 24, 2011: Got a Gadget? Share It!
April 26, 2011: Swap Meet for Gardeners
March 29, 2011:
Printing with Man-Made Materials
March 22, 2011:
Printing with Natural Materials

— But wait! There’s more! See the archives!


Corte Madera Women’s Improvement Club
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