Barbra Friedman - Cottage Massage

SPRING 2018 Washi Egg Ornament Classes

Come enjoy a cozy relaxing afternoon or evening with local instructor Barbra Friedman, learning the ancient art of crafting decorative Washi Eggs with handmade Japanese mulberry paper. Washi means paper in Japanese!

Create 3 decorative eggs with many beautiful papers to choose from! Eggs are often shared among friends and are symbols of new beginnings, so bring a friend or family member. These eggs are perfect for your unique and special Easter basket. Barbra will be sharing tips on how to turn twigs and grasses from your yard into nests for your eggs.

Barbra introduced Martha Stewart to this craft in 2001, while owner of Bennett Valley Farm, a producer of dried wreaths and floral arrangements. These decorative eggs are super easy to make and will delight your family and friends season after season. Class fee of $40.00 includes all materials needed to make 3 eggs! Children of 8 and beyond are welcome!

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Barbra will also show techniques to make a Memory Box and other easy holiday gifts using handmade paper, which can be perfect gifts for our friends and neighbors who lost so much in the fire. Please bring any small cardboard jewelry gift boxes for the Memory Box. Creating together is a supportive and healing experience. Let’s spread hope and love in our community by giving away some of the crafts we make in class.

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Barbra will inspire and encourage you to gather your own friends together and teach them what you learn in class! Extra materials will be available for sale.


To register and prepay for the classes at Cast Away please contact the store directly.
For the classes at Occidental Center for the Arts or Coffee Catz call Barbra at 707-696-2009 or email

Sunday, March 11, 1pm-3pm
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental

Wednesday, March 14, 6pm-8pm
Cast Away Yarn Shop in Santa Rosa
100 4th St (entrance on Wilson)
Contact shop to sign up for class at 707-546-9276 or

Wednesday, March 21, 1pm-3pm
Coffee Catz in Sebastopol
6761 Sebastopol Ave. Ste .#300

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Barbra Friedman - Cottage Massage