Straw Shop News


Watch how to create Lithuanian Straw Christmas Ornaments in Grand Rapids Michigan on April 30, 2016. 

Join the Lithuanian American Community of Grand Rapids at a Traditional Lithuanian Straw Christmas Ornament Demonstration with Don and Kathy Astras at the Lithuanian Day Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Center.

Straw Ornaments Lithuanian Christmas tree ornaments by Ursula Astras

Straw Ornaments Lithuanian Christmas tree ornaments by Ursula Astras

Don Astras will demonstrate making straw Christmas ornaments.
Enjoy a day of entertainment and family fun with authentic Lithuanian food and beer provided by Grand Duke’s Restaurant of Chicago.  For more information



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FS_Stroh zu Gold_PlakatDIN A4_engl._4.2016.inddA Straw Exhibit, entitled STROH ZU GOLD, or  STRAWV INTO GOLD, will be  shown beginning May 1-November 1, 2016 in Germany.

The exhibition is near Dresden, Germany and explores the straw industry links between Germany, Switzerland and the Erzgebirge region.  The display includes objects on loan from Strohmuseum Im Park, Wohlen.

More news is coming so please watch our page!




Gerard Morin Marqueterie de pailleA straw marquetry exhibition that will be held at The Church of Saint Florentin ( in Amboise, France) from June 18-July 10, 2016 in France.    More information may be found here.



















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The Straw Shop will be visiting Sweden July 2016.  We are anxious to visit Halmens hus, Sweden’s only straw museum.  We look forward to meeting straw artists while there.






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An International Straw Festival, entitled,  “Like a Gold”  is being organized in Wola Sękowa and Sank Poland.   July 15-22,  2016.  If you can possibly attend, you’d be in great company with some amazing straw artisans from around the globe.  More news may be found here.











TSS product wheat packet colorsThe Straw Shop (or TSS) will be launching 12 new straw products, 5 products  in never before seen colors in straw this summer to accompany our machine ironed natural and bleached products.  Check back in June under Shop to see if  they have arrived.  Our initial order is  limited to a mere  250 packages per color. These won’t last long.



Watch here for more information.








TheStrawShop smaller logoIf you notice “TSS” next to a product in our Shop, that designation means the product is exclusive to The Straw Shop (TSS).  Did you  know there are currently 3 straw medium products found at The Straw Shop and absolutely nowhere else?  That number will soon be increasing to 15!  Look for  TSS  preceding the description.







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