Hobbies

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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Castile Soap Making

Learn how to make Castile soap in this one-day workshop. This vegetable-based soap is made from a blend of olive and coconut oils and is ideal for individuals with allergies or sensitive skin....
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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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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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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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