Education

Beginning Weaving

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...
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Lye Soap Making

Learn how to make old fashioned lye soap! Lye soap is made from three simple ingredients: lard, lye, and water. Lye soap is ideal for helping with irritable or dry skin. Instructor TBA. This...
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Summer Intern: Amelia Golcheski

Summer Intern: Amelia Golcheski

Packing for the summer, I had no idea what adventures were waiting for me in Mountain City. I’m happy to report that this summer was filled with meaningful research, writing, and lots of “other...
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Rush Chair Bottoming

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 rush-style weaving. For the class, students...
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Intro to Yarn Spinning

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...
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Intro to Soils

Soil is not only the medium in which all plant life on Earth is housed, it is also a living entity all of its own. Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager Darby Weaver and learn about the dynamic...
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Meet the “Browns”!

Meet the “Browns”!

As in, Brown University students Halle Fowler and Amelia Golcheski. Perhaps it was serendipity or just coincidence, but this summer we have the honor of hosting these two outstanding young scholars...
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Beginning Weaving

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...
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