Tag: knitting

What Class Will Ewe Take?

Our acclaimed Fiber Arts program honors traditional roots while celebrating new and creative innovations in the craft. Come learn intriguing techniques and new styles in weaving, spinning, knitting, felt making, dyeing, quilting, and more. Beginning and seasoned fiber enthusiasts alike enjoy our diverse classes. View these upcoming fiber class picks.

Read More

What’s On Your Bucket List?

Your bucket list contains all the places you want to visit, and the experiences you’d like to have, during your lifetime. Many folks place a Folk School class high on their bucket list, as they want to enjoy a unique learning vacation on our beautiful 300-acre western North Carolina campus. When planning your visit, choose from over 50 intriguing subjects, taught by talented instructors who are passionate about sharing their craft with students. Browse our class picks below, and cross a “Folk School class” off your bucket list soon.

Read More

Hats Off to Fiber Arts

Functional and stylish, hats keep our heads warm and allow us to express our inner creativity. There are so many styles and materials to consider… just ask Chad in the Dining Hall! We offer several Fiber Arts classes that focus on creating and embellishing hats. Try your hand at making both practical and fanciful hats these head-topping classes:

Read More

From Sheep to Shawl and Back Again: My Interview with Martha Owen

I stopped by the Yarn Circle on a Monday afternoon to speak with Martha Owen, our beloved longtime Resident Artist in Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing and Felt Making. We talked about many things including fiber arts, raising sheep, travel, artistic process, Fair Isle, her rich history with the Folk School, and more. Enjoy our interview!

Read More

Bi-Color Brioche and Double Knitting

We recently had a very interesting first time instructor here, Christa Knidt Newhouse, who taught a weekend class of Bi-Color Brioche Knitting. She also brought with her some amazing double knitted garments that she had designed herself. One particularly impressive piece was a long, knit sweater with an intricate scene of Chicago, which took Christa five months to complete. Christa is a self-taught double knitter, who quickly picked up the process after seeing it in a book. Double knitting produces two layers and a reversible pattern using circular needles and two balls of yarn.

Read More

Thursday Highlights in the Knitting Class

We had a great time last night, sitting in the library of the Keith House and having our knit-in. Students who are not in the Aran class were welcome to join us, so we had a refreshing mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces. Today is a day of knitting to establish and work on patterns within projects.  We need mistakes in the work so we can identify what the students have not mastered as yet.  Let’s hope for a lot to keep us hopping.  I have a feeling that this class is going to plunge right in. Let’s see…

Read More
Loading

The Folk School Cookbook

We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!

 

Archives