Didukh (Ancestral Wheat Sheaf) Craft Workshop

Didukh is a special sheaf of wheat or grain that is woven to stand like a tree. Didukhy are prepared in each Ukrainian home around Christmastime, and kept til the beginning of Lent (Maslyanka). They are an integral part of the holidays- holding a place of honour at the family holiday table.

Didukh literally means “grandfather” and didukhy embody the spirit of the ancestors and remind us of the lifes-sustaining harvest coming from our roots in the Mother earth. This is an ancient and beautiful tradition that connects us all with our families and those that came before us. Didukhy make a beautiful, natural, and meaningful gift.

We’ll be working with local wheat and some rye, and colourful yarns to make beautiful centrepieces. All materials included. Each person will take one sheaf home. Learn about the symbology and techniques from Yaroslawa Iwasykiw, instructor.

Fee: $45, (students/unwaged $35). Cost includes a vegetarian lunch.
Email us to register by Dec. 17th. kosa.kolektiv[at]gmail.com