Broom Making

Broom Making



14 Sep 09:00 - 15 Sep 16:00 - Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

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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 crafting different broom varieties. Students participating in the class will complete and take home a cobweb broom and hearth broom.

The class runs two days, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on each day. Pack a good lunch and get ready to be whisked away with broom making!


Past Events

Castile Soap Making

13 Apr 09:00 - 14 Apr 16:00 13 Apr 09:00 - 14 Apr 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Learn how to make Castile soap in this two-day workshop with Jenny Stevens, of Miss Jenny's Soap. This vegetable-based soap is made from a blend of olive and coconut oils and is...   More info

Foxfire Girl Scout Day

14 Apr 08:30 - 16:30 14 Apr 08:30 - 16:30 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Join us at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center for a day full of Appalachian history and historic craft demonstrations! Girl Scouts will be able to learn about heritage skills...   More info

Broom Making

20 Apr 09:00 - 21 Apr 16:00 20 Apr 09:00 - 21 Apr 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Planting By The Moon

26 Apr 09:00 - 12:00 26 Apr 09:00 - 12:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager, Darby Weaver, as she delves into the biodynamic practice of planting by the moon. While biodynamic growers utilize this technique today...   More info

Rush Chair Bottoming

28 Apr 09:00 - 29 Apr 16:00 28 Apr 09:00 - 29 Apr 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this two-day class introduces the student to the fundamentals of chair bottoming, with a focus on rush-style weaving. For...   More info

Flint Knapping

05 May 09:00 - 16:00 05 May 09:00 - 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Learn the essentials of flint knapping from Foxfire contact Jim Enloe. Classes include basic instruction on how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives...   More info

Lye Soap Making

05 May 09:30 - 16:00 05 May 09:30 - 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Learn how to make old fashioned lye soap with Jenny Stevens, of Miss Jenny's Soaps. Lye soap is made from three simple ingredients: lard, lye, and water. Lye soap is ideal for...   More info

Intro To Organic Gardening

11 May 13:00 - 16:00 11 May 13:00 - 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager, Darby Weaver, for an afternoon of organic gardening guidance. In this workshop, she will outline the key practices that can generate...   More info

Flat Reed Chair Bottoming

18 May 09:00 - 19 May 16:00 18 May 09:00 - 19 May 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this two-day class introduces the student to the fundamentals of chair bottoming, with a focus on splint-style weaving...   More info

Herbs of the Southern Appalachians with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

19 May 09:00 - 20 May 17:00 19 May 09:00 - 20 May 17:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Do you wish you knew more about the herbs of the Southern Appalachians? Learn to identify and use local plants as we explore the forests around the Foxfire Museum and Heritage...   More info

Intro to Biodynamics

25 May 09:00 - 12:00 25 May 09:00 - 12:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager, Darby Weaver for an introduction into the cultivating arts of Biodynamic Agriculture. In this workshop, we will delve deeply into the...   More info

Learn to Spin (Yarn!)

26 May 09:30 - 16:30 26 May 09:30 - 16:30 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
This 6-hour class taught by Foxfire's resident weaver, Sharon Grist, will include instruction on different fibers and their characteristics and practical applications of carding...   More info

Castile Soap Making

08 Jun 09:00 - 09 Jun 16:00 08 Jun 09:00 - 09 Jun 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Learn how to make Castile soap in this two-day workshop with Jenny Stevens, of Miss Jenny's Soap. This vegetable-based soap is made from a blend of olive and coconut oils and is...   More info

Advanced Organic Gardening

14 Jun 13:00 - 16:00 14 Jun 13:00 - 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager, Darby Weaver for an afternoon of advanced organic gardening instruction. A great follow up to the intro course or perfect for individuals...   More info

Broom Making

15 Jun 09:00 - 16 Jun 16:00 15 Jun 09:00 - 16 Jun 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Medicinal Plant Walk

21 Jun 13:00 - 15:00 21 Jun 13:00 - 15:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Beginning Weaving

22 Jun 09:00 - 23 Jun 16:00 22 Jun 09:00 - 23 Jun 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Intro to Soils

12 Jul 09:00 - 12:00 12 Jul 09:00 - 12:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Soil is not only the medium in which all plant life on Earth is housed, it is also a living entity all of its own. Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager Darby Weaver and learn...   More info

Learn to Spin (Yarn!)

14 Jul 09:30 - 16:30 14 Jul 09:30 - 16:30 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
This 6-hour class taught by Foxfire's resident weaver, Sharon Grist, will include instruction on different fibers and their characteristics and practical applications of carding...   More info

Rush Chair Bottoming

20 Jul 09:00 - 21 Jul 16:00 20 Jul 09:00 - 21 Jul 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this two-day class introduces the student to the fundamentals of chair bottoming, with a focus on rush-style weaving. For...   More info

Lye Soap Making

28 Jul 09:30 - 16:00 28 Jul 09:30 - 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Learn how to make old fashioned lye soap with Jenny Stevens, of Miss Jenny's Soaps. Lye soap is made from three simple ingredients: lard, lye, and water. Lye soap is ideal for...   More info

Beginning Weaving

03 Aug 09:00 - 04 Aug 16:00 03 Aug 09:00 - 04 Aug 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Medicinal Plant Walk

16 Aug 13:00 - 15:00 16 Aug 13:00 - 15:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Broom Making

17 Aug 09:00 - 18 Aug 16:00 17 Aug 09:00 - 18 Aug 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Learn to Spin (Yarn!)

08 Sep 09:30 - 16:30 08 Sep 09:30 - 16:30 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
This 6-hour class taught by Foxfire's resident weaver, Sharon Grist, will include instruction on different fibers and their characteristics and practical applications of carding...   More info

Medicinal Plant Walk

20 Sep 13:00 - 15:00 20 Sep 13:00 - 15:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Advanced Soil

21 Sep 09:00 - 12:00 21 Sep 09:00 - 12:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Join Timpson Creek Farm Project Manager, Darby Weaver for an in depth look into the inner workings of our native soils. Soil ecology and chemistry will be outlined relating to...   More info

Medicinal Plant Walk

18 Oct 13:00 - 15:00 18 Oct 13:00 - 15:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info

Castile Soap Making

26 Oct 09:00 - 16:00 26 Oct 09:00 - 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Learn how to make Castile soap in this two-day workshop with Jenny Stevens, of Miss Jenny's Soap. This vegetable-based soap is made from a blend of olive and coconut oils and is...   More info

Beginning Weaving

02 Nov 09:00 - 03 Nov 16:00 02 Nov 09:00 - 03 Nov 16:00 - Mountain City Mountain City
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
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...   More info


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