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2013 Fall Festival Poster

Our new 2013 Fall Festival Poster arrived this week… Remember to save the date Oct. 5-6, so you can join in the fun at our biggest event of the year! Visit our Fall Festival Page for more information.

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New SawStop Table Saw Arrives

Thanks to a group of generous donors, the Woodworking Studio now has a wonderful new tool― a 5HP, 230V, Single Phase, SawStop Table Saw.  This machine is the pinnacle of table saw safety and precision cutting.  The unique thing about this saw is that the blade carries a small electrical signal that an internal safety system continually monitors.  When skin contacts the blade, the signal is interrupted causing the blade to retract and the system to deactivate.  I could wax poetic about this wonderful machine all day but this YouTube video says it all…

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A Week of Hard Work Produces a Gorgeous Nuno-felted Jacket

We rock and ROLLED all week in Linda Veilleux’s Seamless, Nuno-felted Jacket class. Laying out wool for an entire long sleeved seamless coat that includes 45% shrinkage is no simple task, even for a short person like me. But thanks to our talented and patient teacher, we all are going home with finished coats – that FIT. She made the calculations easy with her computer program for the math impaired, and failed to notice our figure faults when taking our measurements. We shingled out pounds of wool onto multiple yards of silk then applied the magic ingredients, hot water, soap and elbow grease, lots of elbow grease.

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Coca-Cola Features the Folk School

Well, as many of you know, there is always something new in the works here at the School.  This past week, I visited the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta to help install a Folk School exhibit featuring work from our resident artists, instructors and students.  This is a great honor for the School and a wonderful opportunity to promote our unique philosophies in noncompetitive learning and the work of our talented artists. The installation will run the entire month of January and will culminate with our first off-site auction, the Atlanta Fine Craft and Art Auction.  This auction is free to the public and will be held at the Woodruff Arts Center on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Celebrating our Elders

This afternoon, many of our older citizens gathered in the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall for the annual Old Folks Party. They celebrated the holidays, visited with each other, shared stories and memories, and enjoyed music, games, and a delicious meal. For many of them, their parents or grandparents were responsible in part for the Folk School being located in Brasstown. When the school started in 1925, hundreds of local residents pledged their support through physical labor, teams of mules, money, and even land donations. Many of the skills we teach at the Folk School today were passed down through these generations, often grandparents teaching children weaving, wood carving, or chair making.

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While classes and events are currently suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our board of directors and staff continue to work toward reconnecting with our Folk School family on campus once it is considered safe and appropriate.

The Folk School Cookbook

Author Nanette Davidson meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes for The Folk School Cookbook. 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!

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