John C. Campbell Folk School

A view from my morning walk.

John C. Campbell Folk School has been on my To Do list for ages. Have you heard the stories, too? Life-changing weaving workshops, watercolor classes in the misty mountain mornings, new friends made during the fragrant, wooded walk to dinner.

I had the good fortune to be Judith MacKenzie’s assistant last week at the Folk School for her Spinning Recycled Materials workshop. We all had a blast! Everyone in the workshop did a great job and created an impressive range of yarns—from fine recycled cashmere yarns frosted with kid mohair to handpainted paper yarns.

Yummy kid mohair from Texas.  

The spinning workshop was located in the ground floor of this beautiful building looking out over the mountains.

You can see the studio windows beneath the porch in this photo. It is a beautiful, open room—it also happens to be stocked with spinning wheels, combs, cards, dyepots, and anything else you might need!

View from my stay at The Farmhouse.

2 thoughts on “John C. Campbell Folk School

  1. Found your beautiful blog through Long Ridge Farm, where I’ll be taking the Indigo dyeing class this coming weekend. You have a new faithful reader. I had the privilege of taking a weekend spinning class at the folk school last Spring. What fun, and not to mention awe-inspiring. My goal is to be able to go back every other year for a class — either that or win the lottery and move in!!

    1. Nice to meet you, Andrea! You’ll love Nancy’s indigo workshop. I had a blast. I see that your own farm had a booth at the Wooster, OH, show—I’ll look for you next year! I am usually there teaching. Cheers!

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