707-1 Rush Weaving –
Natural rush chair seats are made by weaving a tight pattern from
twisted leaves of rush or cattail. We’re using a similar technique
with hemp fiber.
707-2 Paper Quilt Wall
Hanging – Starting with scraps of fabric and leftover
clothing, quilting has always been a way to recycle fabric into a
new use. Our pattern is an Amish design characterized by stark geometric
shapes, black thread and fabric highlighting bold colors.
707-3 Jacobs Ladder – Folk art plays a big
part in the culture of Appalachia. Simple wooden toys were often created
for children from scraps of wood and cloth. Jacobs ladder is based
on a bible story.
707-4 Clay Folk Doll
– Nothing went to waste, and dolls are often made by hand for
young children. This folk doll is a traditional Appalachian design.
707-5 Basket Weaving – Another of the basic
traditional crafts of these mountain communities was weaving. Baskets
could be created for all different purposes and from natural materials
found in the surrounding area. Our basket actually can be made from
fine hemp or cording or even floss.