Foxfire

The Science of Nature

The Science of Nature

Science was the focus on Friday, September 28, during a yarn dyeing demonstration with weaver Sharon Grist and her apprentice Amber. They had two dyes to try: yellow-orange cosmos flowers from the...
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Dye Demo

Join our Village Weaver and her Apprentice for a day of natural dyeing! Included with general admission.
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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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Medicinal Plant Walk

Led by herbalist Patricia Howell, director of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, our nature walks will explore the diversity of herbs and medicines native to the Southern Appalachian region,...
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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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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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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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