I’m not sure where I heard about the Folk School last week, but I wrote it on a note and looked it up today. It’s called the John C. Campbell Folk School, and it’s located in Brasstown, North Carolina.
The really neat thing is that they give week-long classes in several different folk crafts – like making dolls and bears, gardening, glass, jewelry, leather, quilting, spinning, lace, etc.
I’m not huge on lace, but Av’s maternal grandfather owned a schiffli factory from the 1930s until the 1950s or 1960s, and I’d like to learn more about and that sort of fabric art more.
It seems like it would be so much fun to go for a week with a friend or two in that kind of setting and come back home knowing how to do a traditional craft.
There’s a course listing of what the Folk School offers right here.