Jefferson County Extension Homemakers to offer craft workshops

The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor two craft workshops open to the public in November.

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the conference room at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St. Pre-registration is required.

Patsy Johnson, a member of the Willing Workers of White Hall EHC, will be teaching a workshop on Nov. 16 to make “Little Dresses for Africa”. Participants will need 1 yard of cotton fabric, 2 ½ yards double fold bias tape (or make bias tape from additional material), 12 to 16 inches of ¼-inch wide elastic, and coordinating all-purpose thread. Optional trim items such as lace, ribbon, and rick rack, can be used. Participants are also asked to bring scissors, thread, cutting board, and a sewing machine, if possible. There will be a limited number of machines available.

Marnette Reed, a member of the Willing Workers of White Hall EHC, will be teaching a “Chenille Snowman” workshop on Nov. 19. A complete list of supplies needed for this workshop will be available at the Extension office on Nov. 12.

To pre-register for the workshops, call Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer sciences agent and EHC adviser, at 870-534-1033, or e-mail

The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers workshops are open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.