In case you think I've been slacking in the crafting department because I've not been very good about posting of late, I'm here to let you in on a little secret about where I've been: the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
When I first learned about the folk school a couple of years ago, I began making plans to go. The school was founded in 1925 by Olive Dame Campbell and Marguerite Butler and is named in honor of Olive's husband, John, who passed away in 1919. Both John and Olive studied Appalachian life and culture during the early 1900s. The school was modeled after Danish folk schools as a way to preserve that culture. Then, as now, the community of Brasstown welcomes visitors and supports the school's mission.
Today, the school offers classes in everything from blacksmithing to woodworking, and all in a noncompetitive and inspiring environment.
I had only a week at the school, but I'm ready to go back. I'm not going to get into the details of the class I took all in this post, since I have plenty to share. But I will leave you with a couple of hints as to what I've been up to. I spent the majority of my time at the Pittman Fiber Arts studio, seen here.
Falling in love with fiber that began here.
Much more to show and tell later. I hope your fall crafting adventures have been fabulous!