Monday, July 7, 2014

Another fantastic week at the John C. Campbell Folk School

We did it again!  We went back to Brasstown, North Carolina to the school. 

If you have never been to this folk school you must  put it on your bucket list. We've been there 5 times!

We went a day early to attend the gala and auction. 

For your ticket you got "heavy" hors d'oeuvres, and two drink tickets.

 Grilled steak skewers

 Boiled stuffed mushrooms

 Mini peppers filled with party spinach 

 To die for Tiramisu Shooters. I may or may not have had more than one of these!

The flowers, all picked at the school, were beautiful. 

There was a lot more  food but I was too busy eating to take pictures, like Feather Beds stuffed with Sorghum Glazed Ham, Smoked Trout Dip with Bacon and Almonds, Falafel with Tahini Sauce and Cucumber, Camembert, and Walnut Truffles, Watermelon Popsicles, Chocolate Cherry Clusters, and again, to die for, Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, and last, Jam Thumbprints, which I never got around to tasting. 

 The Puddle Jumpers were playing early in the evening. 

In the live auction was one of my favorite potters pieces, a Rob Withrow face jug! 

Here is an  interesting thistle plant made in the Francis Whitaker blacksmith shop. There was a silent auction and a live auction, so many beautiful things all donated to raise funds for the school.

I took this picture during one of the many rains we had early in the week. I like to think it was raining hammers in Brasstown, instead of cats and dogs. This is part of the front porch at the timber frame blacksmith shop. 

I found a barn quilt on the fiber arts building!

Watching the Tuesday evening contra dance is always so much fun. 

Walking the grounds is so refreshing. This was my evening walk from the Keith house to the blacksmith shop. 
 See the smoke? That's all the forges going in the shop. 

The blacksmith shop is a beautiful timber frame building. 

 Jerry Darnell and my blacksmith are having a little discussion of the day's lesson.

 Looking out the front door of the shop, you can see the spring house. 

This is the beautiful blacksmith shop.

On Friday afternoon, for the closing ceremony of the week's classes, everyone brings what they made to the Keith house. 

My hubby's week's worth of work. Eighteenth century hardware was the title of the class. 

 Our friend Pattie Bagley made all these shaker boxes in her woodworking class.

 The weaving class made some awesome coverlet samples. 

 19th century whirligigs were also awesome!

 This table represents most of the blacksmiths' work.

Pioneer quilts class was taught by Cindy Brick. 

After dinner we went back for a concert. It was a packed house! It's a good thing we saved our chairs before dinner. 

Another week comes to a close. Someone mentioned how can you go to bed on Sunday night and wake up and it's Friday morning already. It's just that time flies when you are having fun. It's good to be renewed, re-spirited, and refreshed with the friends of John C. Campbell Folk school.

John C. Campbell Folk School


Carolina said...

I love when you are in town !!! Hurry back.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Someday...... :) blessings, marlene

Jerry C said...

What an awesome week. We have got to find some excuse to go there, though I have no talents, whatsoever.:-)

kathyinozarks said...

when I was younger I always dreamed of taking a weaving class or natural dye class there-always sounded like an awesome place

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow, that looks like a fun time! I love the baskets and coverlets!

Lise said...

Wow, you've had a fabulous time! Brings back sweet memories :)