Traditional Craft Saturdays At Billings Farm & Museum

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:05am EDT

The Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock will host Traditional Craft Saturdays on Saturdays during September, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Visitors can explore a series of Vermont crafts—their history, process, and uses—through informal learning and discovery. A different craft will be featured each week.

• Saturday, Sept. 9—Sprang with Tiana St. James of Enfield, N.H. She will demonstrate the historic textile craft of sprang, an ancient method of constructing fabric that has a natural elasticity. The technique involves twisting the threads of a fixed warp in a method similar to braiding, creating a fabric which resembles knit lace. Visitors will be able to give it a try.

• Saturday, Sept. 16—American Handmade Redware Pottery with Rick Hamelin of Warren, Mass. Master Potter Hamelin creates authentic reproductions and original red earthenware with his special clay mix and unique lead-free glaze. He will throw pottery on his wheel, offer hands-on show-and-tell for families, and engage folks in making connections to historic redware in New England, and beyond.

• Saturday, Sept. 24—The Vermont Woodworkers Forest Festival Weekend, September 23-24, will showcase the talent of Vermont’s wood craftsmen and feature all aspects of the “forest to finished product.” Meet the artisans and shop for Made in Vermont wood products; and enjoy hands-on, family-friendly programs and activities at the Billings Farm & Museum and Marsh- Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

For more information, call 802- 457-2355 ext. 310; email or visit

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