DAWN WAGNER SHOWS off three of the paper hats she’s made for Carnevale. Wagner manages this annual event at the Vergennes Opera House and is hosting a hat-making workshop and tea party at the Sheldon Museum this Sunday.
Independent photo/Steve James
VERGENNES — What do you get when you take a stage manager from New York City, transplant them in Vergennes and give them chickens, and a knack for making cookies, chocolates and costumes?
A messy dining room table. That’s what.
Dawn Wagner, a self-described “midnight crafter,” knows all about this.
“I put the kids to bed and get crafting,” said the mother of two. “I usually start around 8 p.m.”
The work she’s doing depends on the season.
Right now she’s preparing for the Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Workshop at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, where kids as young as five can create up-cycled...