Revel Year Round

New Wednesday Night Workshops for All Ages

Quilling Workshop
Join fellow Revels volunteers for free monthly workshops where we will teach crafts and other skills related to our upcoming production of The Christmas Revels. Workshops begin in May and will occur every month (May-Aug) until weekly Wednesday Night Work Parties begin in mid-September. All Revel Year Round workshops will be held at the Revels office and are available to participants of all ages unless otherwise noted.

Please RSVP by emailing

The Washington Revels Office is located at 531 Dale Dr. in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Upcoming Workshop Schedule

  • Saturday, May 28 from 1-4pm: Woven Felt Hearts
  • Saturday, June 18 from 1-4pm: Tomten & Nisser
  • Wednesday, June 22 from 7-10pm: Knitting
  • ADDED Wednesday, July 6 from 7-10pm: Knitting
  • Saturday, July 9 from 1-4pm: Cross Stitching
  • Saturday, July 16 from 1-4pm: Quilling CANCELLED
  • Saturday, July 30 from 1-4pm: Tomten & Nisser
  • Wednesday, August 3 from 7-10pm AND Saturday, August 6 from 1-4pm: Dala Horses

Please RSVP by emailing

Woven Hearts

Woven hearts are a staple at Christmastime in Sweden. Hang them from your tree or a doorknob, stuff them with sweets…but first, learn how to make them from a Revels community expert, Jane, along with Robbie and Emilie.

  • Saturday, May 28 from 1-4pm

Tomten & Nisser

Tomten and nisser are mythological creatures that are part of every Nordic culture, and are typically described as being small, bearded, and dressed in colorful clothing. We will present different tomte and nisse designs at this workshop led by Revels community members and tomte fanatics, Robbie and Jill.

  • Saturday, June 18 from 1-4pm


Every year the Revels knitters wow our audiences with adorable mini creations, and this year will be no different. Come with your needles and loose yarn to learn the patterns for this year’s knitting projects. These workshops will be led by Helen and Leslie and are for people who already know how to knit. (We aren’t teaching the basics.) More information will be posted later about the patterns that will be taught and the skill levels required for each workshop.

  • Wednesday, June 22 from 7-10pm
  • NEW: Wednesday, July 6 from 7-10pm

Cross Stitching

Beautiful cross stitches have always been a signature item on the Washington Revels merchandise table. Get together with Laurie and Robbie to stitch designs for this year’s Nordic Christmas Revels.

  • Saturday, July 9 from 1-4pm


An introductory workshop on the art of quilling, led by Laurie. Quilling is a type of ornamental craft work involving the shaping of paper into delicate pleats or folds. (Research it and you’ll be transfixed by the images for hours!) Learn to quill and help contribute unique hand-made items to this year’s Christmas Revels merchandise table.

Saturday, July 16 from 1-4pm This workshop date has been cancelled. Please check back for an alternate date.

Felt Horses

Dala horses are beautifully decorated wooden figurines, but we will be making them with felt. Join Christina, Robbie, and Emilie to learn this accessible way of crafting a time-honored traditional Swedish toy.

  • Wednesday, August 3 from 7-10pm
  • Saturday, August 6 from 1-4pm


Washington Revels, Inc.
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Map, Directions and Parking
301-587-3835 (voice)
888-587-9050 (fax)

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