Second Saturday of each month 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- July 9th, Second Saturday
Flat Reed Chair Caning
Winfred Raughton, assisted by Mike Thurman, will again hold his popular
class in flat reed caning of chair seats. Each participant should bring a
chair to weave (straight chairs only please). If you do not have a chair,
but want to learn the caning skill, there will be chairs available for you
to use in learning. The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until noon.
This class will be limited to 10 students. Please preregister soon, at
256-825-6288, as this class is expected to fill early. There will be a $20
fee for this class. Plan to stay for lunch.
- July 10 2:30 PM, Quarterly Membership Meeting
Speaker Ned Jenkins
- August 13th, Second Saturday
Crochet Rag Rug Making
Mary Delaney, assisted by Mary Lynn Porter, will be teaching the crocheting of
rugs from cloth strips. This was surely a pioneer skill and makes beautiful
and usable rugs. The participant may bring fabric or old sheets of their
color choosing, or use cloth available in the textiles room. Each
participant may also choose the length and width of rug they need. This
class will begin at 10:00 in the textiles room upstairs in the Trade Center.
Please bring a large crochet hook. There will be a $5 fee for
this class. Please plan to stay for lunch.
Pioneer Day at Loachapoka (Event formerly known as Syrup Sopping & Historical Fair) WILL BE HELD October 29, 2016 will feature: weaving and cloth-making demonstrations, musical entertainment featuring hammered and mountain dulcimers, banjos and guitars, a doctor’s beautiful herb garden and crops garden, bread making, soap making, period pottery, fireplace and outdoor cooking, and other old time crafts. Of course, our famous sweet potato biscuits are made on site for your enjoyment as well as camp stew, beans, collards, and BBQ. Tour the two-story 140 year old Trade Center museum, watch the blacksmiths at work, visit the Log Cabin, and the Taylor Whatley agricultural implement collection.
Admission: All events free to the public.