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Fiber Arts

Weavers’ Work Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 16, 2018

in Fiber Arts, Interview, New & Noteworthy, The Dining Hall, Weaving

In our recent letter from Folk School Director Jerry Jackson, Weavers’ Work Week was featured in Janet Davis’ story (if you missed it, read the letter online here). I thought this would be a great time to talk to Pam Howard, the Folk School’s Resident Weaver, about this special week. Weavers’ Work Week is an […]

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When Janet Davis recently volunteered for Weavers’ Work Week, it was just her second visit to campus since her beloved husband, Jim, passed away in November 2017. Much of her first visit in February, only three months after Jim’s funeral, “was taken up with just holding myself together.” Though it was an emotional time, Janet […]

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Fun with Fiber

by Cory Marie Podielski on July 7, 2017

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

Our Fiber Arts program honors traditional roots while celebrating new and creative innovations. Come learn 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.

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20 Years & 31 Quilts Later

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 9, 2017

in Fiber Arts, Folk School Folks

A magical reunion happened in a recent Quilting class: “Playful Piercing” taught by Nancy Hinds. Nancy has been teaching at the Folk School for over 20 years, so it’s not unusual for her to have students return year after year to study with her, but what happened on April 30th was pretty remarkable. When Nancy […]

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Kay and Tom Patterson are teaching Hand Engraving here in the Jewelry Studio this week. You can find Kay teaching many times throughout the year at the Folk School in a variety of subjects including Jewelry, Metalwork, Felt Making, Enameling, and Shoe Making. She also supports the school’s Enameling and Hot/Warm Glass programs as Studio […]

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