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March 2020

Broom Making

March 13 @ 9:30 am - March 14 @ 4:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$170

Learn broom making with Foxfire's resident broom artist, Carole Morse. This two-day course covers the essentials of broom making, including discussions on the materials, processes, and art of crafting different broom varieties. Students participating in the class will complete and take home a cobweb broom and hearth broom. The class runs two days, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on each day. Pack a good lunch and get ready to be swept away with broom making!

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7-Step Chair Bottoming

March 27 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 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 instructs students in the method of cane weaving. This seven-step process involves weaving the seat bottom into the perimeter of the seat through drilled holes. For the class, students will need to bring a chair they wish to bottom. All other tools and materials will be supplied in the class. Be sure to pack your lunch for both days!

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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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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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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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SPRING COOKERY (ADULT CLASS)

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$75

Spring begins a new cycle of growth in the garden delivering tender greens and early season root vegetables to the kitchen table. The seasonal shift occurs just in time as we reach for the last few jars of food and keeper crops that were “put up” in the winter pantry and root cellar from the previous year. This is a great time of year to cook over the wood stove! Join us in the Warwoman Cabin where we will work…

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