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Archive for February 7, 2020

Allanstand Cottage Industries

By: Janet Wiseman, Education Director The Guild’s history of sales shops is quite interesting. Frances Goodrich’s gift of Allanstand Cottage Industries (the nation’s oldest craft shop) launched the merchandising program of the Guild in 1931. In an interview that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor she stated the organization was an extension of the work to which…

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Folk Art Center’s New Shop Manager

Kelly Yost The Guild welcomes Kelly Yost, the new manager of the shop located in the Folk Art Center. Kelly is originally from Kent, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University. She was employed at Mountain Made, a craft shop in the Grove Arcade in Asheville, where she received “a wonderful introduction to the arts and…

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