Folk Art

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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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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Scandinavian Turn Shoe

The Scandinavian Turn Shoe is a 10th century style shoe with a thin leather sole similar to a moccassin. We often refer to this style as “hiking slippers” due to their excellent ability to transmit...
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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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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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Broom Making

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...
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7-Step Chair Bottoming

Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this three-day class instructs students in the method of cane weaving. This seven-step process involves weaving the seat bottom into the...
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