Craft

Woodworking in the Mountains

Woodworking in the Mountains

If you visit the museum this fall, you’ll encounter our newest exhibit on woodworking in Appalachia. In a densely wooded area before logging removed all the old-growth trees, folks in the...
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Easter Egg Dyeing with Kitchen Scraps

Easter Egg Dyeing with Kitchen Scraps

Last year, we released a blog post about how to dye Easter eggs with kitchen staples, like ground turmeric. This year, our Village Weaver, Sharon Grist, took it to a whole new level! She...
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Trash Tutorial: Fire Starter

Trash Tutorial: Fire Starter

We’ve got another trash tutorial for you! Toilet paper seems to be a hot topic these days, but what do you do with the roll when you finish? If you find yourself throwing away these little...
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Trash Tutorial: Coffee Hand Scrub

Trash Tutorial: Coffee Hand Scrub

With the current pandemic, many of us are reducing the number of trips we take to the store, and trying to stretch our resources as best we can. But what about food waste? Did you know that many of...
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Log Hewing

Log Hewing

Curator Barry Stiles takes us through the process of hand-hewing a log. All log cabins in this region of the mountains were made of hewn logs. This was a process for squaring-off logs to make...
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Simple Homemade Cloth Napkins

Simple Homemade Cloth Napkins

In this day and age, disposable items have become a way of life. So much so, that when there is a shortage of items, it becomes a major inconvenience for us. We often don’t stop to think about how...
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Upcycled Yarn

Upcycled Yarn

Looking for a weekend project, but your craft stores are still closed? Try recycling those pesky plastic grocery bags into yarn! These plastic strips can be used like any other string in knitting,...
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