Hands-on, Educational, and Inspiring Workshops
Saturday, April 23 • 1 to 4 PM — Hand Sewing Basics
Saturday, April 30 • 2 to 4 PM — Introduction to Seed Saving
Saturday, May 14 • 2 PM to 4 PM — Beginner Bee Keeping
Saturday, May 21 • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM OR 2 to 5 PM — Broom Making for Beginners
Beginner Bee Keeping: in this informative class and learn the history, life cycle, and basics of beekeeping. you will walk away with a better understanding of the importance of pollinators, and the investments beekeepers make to help save this important practice. Instructor: Melissa Wilson, sister of our farm manager, Dylan Wilson.
Saturday, May 14 • 2:00 to 4:00 PM
THIS CLASS IS closed out, please contact us if you would like to be placed on the waitlist.
Broom Making for Beginners: Back by popular demand — learn to design and make functional and sculptural hand brooms.
Students will learn how to tie turkeywing and hawkstail style hand brooms. These traditional whisk brooms are an excellent introduction to the craft as well as the perfect jumping off point for deeper individual study. We will cover materials choices and sourcing, broom construction, specialty tools, hand grips, and various techniques. You'll leave with two or three whisk broom and tons of information for how to make more.
This class is offered in partnership with Penland School of Craft and will be taught by Stormie Burns.
Cost: $45 all material included
Saturday, May 21 • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM OR 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Hot Date: Blacksmithing for Two
You select the date and call us for availability
$250 per couple
Instructor: Paul Lundquist
Step into the blacksmith shop to experience the feeling of hammering on hot iron! Bring a friend to learn the craft of forging, a common yet critical skill required for life in 1850.
First, you’ll learn to build and maintain a coal fire. Then you will make two or three small items like a bottle opener, bracelets, a tool, or nails and hooks. We’ll even throw in a little history so, as you work, you will learn how our forebears develop skills to create essential items needed on the homestead. The instructor will guide and coach while you work on your piece with your own hands.
Mac and Karen Grassi blacksmithing with Paul Lundquist.