I would like to invite you to add your comments to my new "Appalachian
Traditional Crafts" message board. You can also add photos to your
posts! I will also be creating a Links section so if you have any craft
links please add them in the Craft Links category. Your participation
will greatly be appreciated.
There are quite a number of topics for discussion including the
following: (Topic suggestions are welcome also).
Appalachian Culture, Mountain Lore & Tall Tales, Wild Foods & Home
Remedies of Mountain Folks. Handcrafted Pottery, Quilting, Textiles &
Weaving, Woodcrafting & Carving, Native American Crafts, Rustic
Mountain Furniture, Traditional Broommaking, Cornshuck Dolls & Crafts,
Candlemaking, Homemade Soap, Traditional Basketry, Twig Crafts,
Driftwood Crafts, Homemade Butter Churns, Vines (Kudzu, Honeysuckle &
Location is at http://pub8.ezboard.com/bappalachiantraditionalcrafts
Along this line...In Hindman, KY, is a new extended campus of Hazard
Community College. With a Community Development Initiative grant, some new
buildings are being built in town...one of them being a technical college
for the arts. Traditional Mountain Arts! The pottery curriculum is going
up before the state curriculum committees now. Hindman is sort of an
arts/crafts community. Kentucky Crafted is a major new tourism/commerce
initiative statewide. Nice to see that we aren't just training people to
be factory cogs, and that the traditional crafts are going to be supported
in our educational system. I'm excited about it.