Sailors Valentine with Elizabeth Braun with Elizabeth Braun

1800 House Betsey Braun Sailor's Valentine.

Using traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create an eight-pointed, star pattern Sailors Valentine.   Additionally, contemporary three dimensional techniques will be utilized to add dimensional interest to the traditional Sailors Valentines.  The patterns provided leave opportunity for individualized personalization. Participants will be provided with an 8” handcrafted, octagon-shaped cherry box, seashells, and the tools and instructions necessary to create a prized keepsake.

Maximum class size: 8

Elizabeth Braun has been creating sailors valentines for more than twenty years.  Her work  can be seen at Nantucket Looms.  Her work has blended the early techniques and designs with a contemporary approach to color and texture.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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