Flintknapping

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

Learn the essentials of flint knapping from Foxfire contact Jim Enloe. Classes include basic instruction on how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives, axe heads, spear heads, and arrow heads using techniques developed over thousands of years around the globe. Students will be taking home tools they make over […]

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 […]

Intro to Yarn Spinning

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

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. Students with their own wheel are welcome to bring […]