Here at the Folk School, we’ve found that using small-scale tools, materials, and perspectives often brings amazing results. Smaller tools like the mini-lathe or inkle loom, materials like glass seed beads and fabric scraps, and small-scale camera views can help unlock our creativity. Enjoy these class picks that celebrate the smaller side of things. …Read More
Author: Cory Marie Podielski
If you are interested in basketry, paper art, or weaving, and want to learn new techniques, materials, and form, don’t miss our upcoming class with Aimee Lee, Paper Thread through Asia, scheduled for June 9–15, 2019. You will discover ancient techniques of transforming paper into thread, cord, small weavings, and sculptural basketry. Based on Korean and Japanese traditions of jiseung (paper basketry) and shifu (paper cloth), you will learn to spin one-ply thread and twist two-ply cord in completely different ways.Read More
Appalachia has always been a land rich in culture, imagination and community, rooted in a remarkable landscape. Since 1925, the Folk School has helped to preserve the traditions, techniques and tools of mountain life, and share them with the world. Check out these amazing class picks honoring the living traditions of Appalachia!
Join us for Friends & Family Day on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our new community event is open to everyone, of all ages, and free. Bring your family, friends, or anyone who is curious about the Folk School. Learn about who we are and what we offer, and have lots of hands-on fun while you’re here!
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