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April 2020

Intro to Yarn Spinning

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$50

This 6-hour class taught by Foxfire's resident weaver, Sharon Grist, will include instruction on different fibers and their characteristics and practical applications of carding, drafting, and spindle and wheel spinning. Students will spin wool and learn several ways to handle fiber to produce varying yarn structures. Class fee includes instruction, use of studio equipment, raw materials, and handouts. Be sure to pack your own lunch! Students with their own wheel are welcome to bring it. Class date subject to change,…

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Family Foraging Walk

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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Join herbalist and chef Cara-Lee Langston of Wildcraft Kitchen for a special spring foraging hike just for families! Included with general admission to the museum. No registration necessary.

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The Joy of Castile Soap Workshop

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$225

Miss Jenny uses her Castile soap for the base of 100’s of recipes that are custom tailored to meet the Stevens families cleaning challenges. This class will teach you how to make cold process castile soap and provide re-milling instructions to customize Miss Jenny’s Castile Soap into your very own specialty soaps & cleaning solutions. Participants will leave with Castile Soap in a wooden soap mold, The Joy of Castile Soap workbook with recipes and re-milling instructions. You will have…

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Flat Reed Chair Bottoming

April 24 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 4:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$150

Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this two-day class introduces the student to the fundamentals of chair bottoming, with a focus on splint-style weaving. Originally, splint was thin strips of white oak, hickory, or ash. The wood strips have been replaced with the more economical and easier to work with flat reed. It can be woven into different patterns. For the class, students will need to bring a chair they wish to bottom. All other tools and materials…

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Foxfire Story Book Release

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wander North Georgia, 33 North Main Street
Clayton, GA 30525 United States
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Join us on April 25th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for the official book release of the new Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia, featuring the book’s editor folklorist T. J. Smith, president and executive director at The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. Copies of this newest Foxfire book will be available on hand from Foxfire as well as a special edition Foxfire shirt, featuring the book’s cover art. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the books and…

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May 2020

Beginning Weaving

May 1 @ 9:30 am - May 2 @ 4:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$200

This two-day introduction to weaving is taught by resident weaver Sharon Grist and covers: the mechanics of three kinds of floor looms how to do graph paper draw-downs of weave structures the process of making a warp how to properly thread heddles and reeds dressing the loom winding a proper bobbin hem-stitching the fabric Students will weave a twill sampler runner on which they will explore numerous treadling variations on one basic threading sequence. No experience is necessary. Class fee…

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Mountain Skills Revival

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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Join us May 9th for the first annual Mountain Skills Revival with Georgia Bushcraft. The day will be filled with mountain skills demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning.  More details to come!  Museum admission day of gets you into the event.

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SPRING FORAGING (ADULT CLASS)

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$75.00

The first plants to appear after the winter are often edible wild greens and flowers. Commonly referred to as “spring tonics,” these nutritious plants help to cleanse the body for the year ahead. We use many spring tonics in herbal medicine-making and whole foods cooking. In this workshop, you will learn to gather shoots, blooms, and greens to make wild greens salad, edible flower fritters, wild onion butter, and more. What you might expect to see: violet, dandelion, chickweed, ground…

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