Get Crafty with Fall Workshops at The Homeplace
By WestKyStar Staff
GOLDEN POND, KY - Turn off the smartphone, take a break from the screen, and get in touch with your crafty side through fall workshops at The Homeplace. The 1850’s living history farm, located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area, offers activities from sewing to baking–to help you rediscover hands-on fun.
“Fall workshops at The Homeplace are a great opportunity to learn about how families in the past came together to create family heirlooms and traditions,” stated LBL’s Special Events Coordinator, Cindy Earls. “Sign up for one of our workshops to unwind, spend some time with your family and friends, join other like-minded crafters for some creative fun, and take away a homemade memento.”
Want to learn how to sew? Sign up for the Pin Cushion Workshop on Saturday, September 8, from 10 am-noon. In the mid-19th century kids learned to sew as early as 4 years-old. No matter your age, this workshop, which is $10 per person, is great for beginners.
Learn an ancient craft that is making a modern come back with the Traditional Rug Hooking Workshop on Saturday, September 22, from 10am-4pm. Rug hooking was once used as a thrifty way of recycling old fabric into beautiful rugs that are valued today as folk art. Instructor and rug hooking artist, Rhonda Thistlethwaite, will teach the basic technique and design of hooked rugs, and weave in the history of rug hooking. The workshop includes all supplies needed to make a 9”x13” pineapple design hooked rug. All supplies and instructions are included in the workshop fee of $75. Please bring a lunch.
Get your family in the holiday spirit with the 1850 Holiday Decorations and Treats Workshop on Saturday, December 15, from 10am-3pm. Early Victorians loved to decorate and make sweets for the holiday season. They made decorations from natural or repurposed materials to make their home festive and bright during the darkest part of the year. Step back in time during this 5-hour workshop, which costs $50, and learn how to make three different decorations and one tasty, traditional, treat while discovering what the holidays were all about in the 1850s.
Registration and full deposit are required for all of the fall Homeplace workshops. Call 270-924-2020 for more information or to reserve your space.
Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional LBL information, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl or www.Twitter.com/LandBtwnLakes.