Revel Year Round

New Evening & Weekend Workshops for All Ages

Quilling Workshop
Join fellow Revels volunteers for free workshops where we will teach crafts and other skills related to our upcoming production of The Christmas Revels. Workshops take place throughout the summer in preparation for the weekly Wednesday Night Work Parties which 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; anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVPs are highly encouraged for ALL workshops; workshops may be cancelled if they do not receive enough advance interest. Please RSVP by the day prior to the workshop unless otherwise noted.

The Washington Revels Office is located at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.
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Upcoming Workshop Schedule – TBA

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Work Parties

Washington Revels Work Parties are lots of fun and accessible to everyone! We have projects ranging from general office work, to carpentry, to prop organization and beautification, and beyond. There’s something for everyone! We organize activities based on who RSVPs to each party, so please be sure to RSVP if you plan to come!

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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 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.

Cross Stitching

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


An introductory workshop on the art of quilling. 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.

Temari Balls 

An introduction to the art of making Temari Balls. This folk craft from Japan consists of balls wrapped in colored thread to make patterns ranging from simple geometric designs to intricately woven masterpieces.