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Join us for a celebration of wooden crafts – one of the first mediums of handicraft. From branches, trunks, roots, and bark, watch as they’re used in both functional and decorative pieces. During Wood Day, Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will showcase this evolution of skills and mastery of crafted wood by demonstrating…

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Join us for a celebration of one of the oldest craft mediums and the makers of clay. Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests. Watch live demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building, surface design, and many other clay techniques. Join us on Saturday, June 13th…

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mountain dulicmers

The Mountain Dulcimer is an American instrument developed by immigrants moving down the Appalachians in the 18th and 19th centuries. From these times this simple 3 or 4 stringed instrument was played on porches and in the homes of the Appalachian region. Through the years it evolved in structure, tuning, and repertoire. Today Mountain Dulcimer music ranges from traditional reels and jigs, to beautiful Celtic aires, and from classical to contemporary compositions. It is played as a solo instrument or in small and large ensembles.

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From sheep shearing to wearable textiles – learn the process of fiber art. Guild Makers and friends will demonstrate a variety of techniques during this free community event. Get a close-up look and enjoy interactive demonstrations. Visitors can bring their own handwork, whether it be crochet, embroidery or spinning. Bring a blanket, walk the mountain…

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*The first of our Educational Events this year has been cancelled!* The Southern Highland Craft Guild is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and following the recommended precautions advised by CDC and DHEC. Check our website or Facebook page for the…

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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* Watch the process of making Native American-style wooden flutes by Lee Entrekin. Learn the techniques and history behind the craft, and listen to the sounds of the flute scales. 10am-4pm in the lobby of the Folk Art Center. Schedule is subject to change. Call ahead for the latest updates: 828-298-7928.

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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* Free and open to the public: The Carolina Mountain Woodturners meet in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center the third Saturday of each month to demonstrate a variety of techniques. Consider joining their organization! Held in the Folk Art Center auditorium 10 AM to 4:00 PM.

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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* In honor of National Quilting Day on March 21st, quilt maker and quilt historian Connie Brown will be demonstrating in the lobby of the Folk Art Center March 19, 20, and 21. Between 10am and 4pm on Friday and Saturday (March 20 and 21) visitors to are invited to bring…

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*THIS EVENT IS CANCELED* Watch the process of making Native American-style wooden flutes by Lee Entrekin. Learn the techniques and history behind the craft, and listen to the sounds of the flute scales. 10am-4pm in the lobby of the Folk Art Center. Schedule is subject to change. Call ahead for the latest updates: 828-298-7928.

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view inside a kaleidoscope

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* Watch and learn the fascinating process behind making kaleidoscopes by Marc Tickle. 10am-4pm in the lobby of the Folk Art Center. Schedule is subject to change. Call ahead for the latest updates: 828-298-7928

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Clay Day was a huge success Saturday at the Folk Art Center! The weather was perfect and there were a great crowd to enjoy the demonstrations and activities. Several Guild members participated in the event for the first time including: Karen Newgard, Becky and Steve Lloyd, Holden McCurry, Sandy Batton, Tamela Wells and Ron Slagle. The…

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