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Traditional Workshop: Sewing

August 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Traditional Arts Workshops
Our 16th year of offering unique learning opportunities
taught by regional artists!
Whether it be baskets, fibers, music, finely-crafted arrow points or just a better understanding
of days gone by, we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever.
A Traditional Art is a skill worth preserving!
To hold your place in a workshop, pre-registration and payment is required.
Please register early by calling 423-543-5808 to ensure a spot in the class! 
Fall Gardening                                                                                   
Instructor: Ben Hunter
Saturday, August 5                                                                    9 am – noon
Cost:  No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session
It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners.
Learn to Play the Pennywhistle                                  
Instructor: Martha Egan 
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017                                                             1:30 pm – 3 pm
Cost: $25(includes Clarke or Walton  pennywhistle in Key of D, book, and CD)
$15 if you bring your own instrument                               Min: 1 Max: 12
Popular in the British Isles in the 1800’s, this class includes the fundamentals of holding and sounding your pennywhistle,           learning the first notes, and playing a song—or come and advance the skills you already possess. Music and other supplemental materials provided.
Know Your Sewing Machine  
Instructor:  Donna Horowitz
Sunday, August 20                                                                    1 pm – 4 pm
Cost:    $25.00                                                                          Min:     1            Max:  6
Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? This class will teach you basic machine operations (Embroidery machines and sergers are not included). Please bring –  Sewing machine, sewing machine manual and accessories , small scissors. Instructor brings fabric & thread.
Basketry – Candy Jar Basket
Instructor: Candy Alexander                          
Saturday, August 26                                                                               9 am – 4 pm
Cost:  $25.00                                                                                        Min:    4            Max: 10
Learn how to weave over a jar, making a beautiful and functional piece! It has a wood base and a wood lid.  Choice of colors offered.  Dimensions: approx. 4″w x 6″h. .  Bring garden or kitchen shears, an old hand towel, pencil,  small measuring tape, small spray bottle of water, and strong clothespins.
Inkle Weaving
Instructor: Ronnie Lail
Saturday,September 9                                                                10 am – 3 pm
Cost: $60 includes loom (to keep!) & all supplies                       Min: 3 Max: 8
$20 thread only
$10 instruction only
Learn how to weave wide sashes, narrow bands, and shoelaces on a loom that is light-weight and easy to carry around! You can create wonderful patterns through varied placement of colorful thread. Bring scissors.
Hand Quilting for Beginners
Instructor: Margaret Crouch
Saturday, September 30                                                         9 am – Noon
$25.00 (includes all materials)                                               Min:  2       Max:  6
Most quilts are made of 3 layers: the quilt top, the batting, and the back. Quilters call this the
“quilt sandwich” and it can be stitched together by hand or by machine. This class will concentrate on quilting the 3 layers by hand.  You’ll practice stitching in a straight line
as well as following a curve.  You won’t take home a finished project, just the record of your
practice and the confidence to continue.
Get Ready for Spring – Winterizing Your Garden      
Instructor: Ben Hunter
Saturday, October 14                                                                 9 am – noon
Cost:  No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session
It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners.
Creating Your Own Gingerbread Houses – Lecture/Demo                             
Instructor:  Margaret Crouch                         
Saturday, October 14                                                                 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost:  $5.00      13 to Adult                                                       Min:  10            Max: N/A
In the 1980’s, Margaret went to a demonstration at the Smithsonian presented by Patti Hudson, “The Gingerbread Lady” of Lancaster, PA.  Since then she’s used Patti’s recipes, patterns, and instructions to make & decorate many gingerbread houses for the children in her life.  This demo will walk you through the process of assembling & decorating a gingerbread cottage, following Patti’s methods.  You won’t leave with your own gingerbread house, but you’ll almost certainly be inspired to make one when you get home!
Sycamore Shoals Fall Watermedia Painting Workshop
Instructor: Barbara Jernigan
Saturday, October 21                                                              9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, October 22                                                                1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost:  $40 (bring your own supplies) or $50 (supplies furnished)  Min:  5      Max: 20
All Students bring a sketch book or plain paper, pencil, eraser, & digital camera, if available.
On Saturday we will be planning the painting by taking a photo of the subject (weather permitting) or choosing from some printed ones, preparing a thumbnail and a value sketch,  and setting up the composition.  Initial preparations in the afternoon will include transferring the sketch to the larger size paper (minimum size is a quarter sheet of watercolor paper or a 9×12 stock size, though a half sheet (11×22) would be preferable.)  We will then proceed with laying in the background and starting on the basic washes of color for the subject while focusing on saving the whites (even if using acrylic). Students will need to print their photos after the class for use at home and on Sunday. Sunday will be finishing the composition and a critique.
Indian Corn Basket                                                                                             
Instructor: Jane Doan
Sunday, October 29, 2017                                                         1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost:  $30                                                                                 Min: 3           Max: 6
Create three beautiful ears of corn from basket reed.  Please bring the following supplies: Sharp Scissors,  8 to 12 small clips or clothes pins.
Handmade Journals                                       
Instructor: Margaret Crouch
Saturday, November 4                                                               1 – 4 pm
Cost:  $25.00 includes mat’l                                                      Min. 2              Max: 8
Make your own book!  These little journals can be anything you like – a unique sketchbook, a special diary, a baby shower keepsake.  We’ll use professional book-board and a variety of cover papers.  The finished book is 5” by 6½” and has 20 pages.  The Coptic stitch binding means the book lies flat when open. Cost $25 covers all materials and tools  EXCEPT — bring an awl if you have one.  We’ll use it to make holes in the covers and the inside pages.
Visitors Center Hours:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM  Sunday       Closed Mondays
Our Visitors Center is closed on most State holidays.
Park grounds are open from dawn until dusk.
For more information contact:
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 West Elk Avenue     Elizabethton, TN 37643      (423) 543-5808
www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals              www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org


August 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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