Folk Craft

Heritage Days

A Celebration of Southern Appalachian Culture. Join us for a full day of interpretive demonstrations of weaving, blacksmithing, basketry, open hearth cooking, broom making, bark berry baskets, corn...
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Flat Reed 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 splint-style weaving. Originally, splint was...
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Historic Toy Day with Blue Ridge Toys

Historic Toy Day with Blue Ridge Toys

For children of ALL ages, we invite you to come and explore toys and games of yesteryear and today with our favorite local toy store at the Foxfire Museum. Come and play with old fashioned toys and...
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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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It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 3

It Still Lives: Season 1, Episode 3

Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith introduce you to Aunt Arie Carpenter, one of Foxfire’s most visited contacts. This episode features clips from the first recorded interview at Arie’s house...
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Spring Intern: Chelsea Flowers

Spring Intern: Chelsea Flowers

As we say goodbye to yet another intern, we asked our spring intern Chelsea Flowers to sum up her experiences at Foxfire.  I feel like I just got here! The reality is, it’s been four months and...
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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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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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