Host Kami Ahrens and Foxfire weaver Sharon Grist take a field trip to the John C. Campbell Folk School to meet with Allie Dudley, the school’s new resident artist and a flourishing young historic weaver. Listen in as Sharon, Kami, and Allie talking weaving patterns, the future of craft, and it’s role in communities.

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Learn more about the folk school at

Check out Allie’s blog:

Overshot examples:

One of Allie’s coverlets:

Allie Dudley in the folk school’s weaving studio.

Allie and Sharon Grist discuss looms. Notice the warping board wall behind Sharon.

Sharon Grist and Allie Dudley in the weaving studio.