Broom Making Class

Learn the skills and techniques to go home with your own, functioning hand (and foot) tied round broom! We will have fun, learn history, and get the feel for the hand coordination needed to do this cool historic skill! Everything is provided and Stephanie will walk you through the process no matter your skill level. […]

Community Dye Day

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Ln., Mountain City, GA

Unfortunately, due to the weather forecast, we are postponing this event until June 8th during our Heritage Day Festival. We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us for a summer community dye day! Bring a plain white article that is 100% cotton such as a t-shirt, bandana, or tote bag. Drop it off in our indigo […]

Cigar Box Dulcimer Workshop

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Ln., Mountain City, GA

In this class, you will build your own cigar box dulcimer. Box and all parts needed are supplied. Come dressed prepared to get a little sawdust on yourself. We will be using basic hand tools. We will cover construction, tuning, intonation, and learn a few songs. You will leave with your own unique handmade instrument. […]

Poplar Basket Making Class

Learn to take the bark of the native tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) and turn it into a handy basket to hold berries, mushrooms, flowers, snacks, or just to hang on the wall!  We will use hickory bark to stitch everything together and to use as a handle for carrying. This is a widespread tradition in […]

Wet Felting

Looking for a simple, new fiber art to practice? Wet felting is a great activity for all ages and uses just three materials: water, soap, and wool. This class will introduce the basic skills needed to felt and creative ideas to get you started. Class participants are invited to bring a lunch and spend the […]

Soapmaking Class

Come join Miss Jenny and Briar Stevens as you spend an honest day making old-fashioned Lye soap. Old-fashion in a sense that you can pronounce the ingredients and understand the process. We will make the one and only “Lye soap”, a product that has stood the test of time. Lye soap does not need scent […]

Simple Leatherworking Class

"Leather Crafting Basics and More" Craft something beautiful and functional in this leather class! You will have time to make a beautiful shoulder bag or any one of the following projects: The Foxfire Hiker Bag, phone pouch for your belt or over the shoulder, a Messenger bag, tote bag, "marbled" bag, leather wallet, passport wallet, […]

Beginning Weaving

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Ln., Mountain City, GA

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 […]