Tuesday (10/8/2019) - Morning

40 Minute Forks Fuz Sanderson

Don't eat your salad with a spoon! This is a carving gateway skill. We'll make a fork you can use in the wilderness, or in the office... Age 12 and above. you will need a sharp knife.

Advanced Flintknapping James Clinkscales

Flintknapping the stone drill bit. In this class we will have emphasis on the rhyolite drill bit. Rhyolite is a durable material for any point. Qualities of this igneous rock will be discussed. Bring your tools or use the ones provided to form a rhyolite drill bit that will last!

Get spun! Beginners drop spindle with wool Jamie Sparks

Learn to prepare and spin wool fleece to create yarn on a drop spindle. Then have the opportunity to spin your wool on different drop spindles and explore a bit of what is possible. Warning: spinning is an addictive past time! But don't worry, drop spindles can be purchased for an additional fee.

Intro to Blacksmithing Bob Orcutt

Intro to blacksmithing including fire management, tools and hammer control.

Loom Mat Weaving Vikki Blalock

Make a mat to sit on between your backside and the ground or a wet pick nick table bench, weaving on a loom that you will make using plastic bags. This is an all day class! Children 10 years with an adult. We will build the looms in class. Class begins 15 min. after circle ends. Bring a chair.

Making Herbal Tea Marie-Lies Van Asten

We will make an herbal tea to help support your immune and respiratory system this fall/winter. We will use dry herbs to blend the tea and bag it into individual tea bags. Some of the tea will be available for everyone at breakfast during the event. You will also take some tea bags home with you.

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Rivercane Blowguns or Flutes White Eagle Taylor

Make a rivercane blowgun or flute - your choice! Class open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Sacred Intimacy Jon Handelman

Do you find yourself longing for a compassionate community and deeper connections? One of our deepest needs, for love and intimacy is often shrouded in shame and fear. In this workshop, we will vulnerably express our hearts with connective activities, share in small and large groups, experientially explore intimacy safely and deeply and emerge feeling more connected to each other. You don't need to be in a partnership to attend and no one will be forced to do anything they don't want to, so come with an open heart and a desire to embrace the unconditional love that is your birthright.

Spoon Carving Barron Brown

Come carve your own spoon! Please bring a sharp knife. All ages welcome. Kids under 10 need to bring a parent.

Test Run Sara Callaway

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Twined Bags Joan Candalino

Twining basics. Small bags using the twining (two weavers) technique with cotton, jute, waxed cotton, or hemp warp and yarn, hemp, or waxed cotton weavers. Bonus skill: super quick 4 ply corded strap.

Tuesday (10/8/2019) - Afternoon

Adventures and Explorations in Nature, Culture and Spirit: Sangoma Oludoye

Adventures and Explorations in Nature, Culture and Spirit invites the participants to journey into their relationships to Nature and Spirit as the diving board for cultural redesign, repair, restoration. The opportunity is presented for transforming "challenges" into Adventures and exploring the passions, fires, Truths of our resiliency. Please join in the rituals and collective discussion of HOW we Keep the ceremonies of Nature in our Everyday Lives. Together, we co create and explore the marriage between Nature and Spirit in full view of personal revelations in regards to the void or empty places we seek to fill with cultural regeneration and design. Tending our Gardens and Fires in seasons such as this, requires personal Truth and Candor about cultural practices we have adopted, integrated into our daily living... or not?

Basic Knife and Tool Sharpening Lily Harlin

A sharp knife is a very useful tool to have, but it can be hard to keep it sharp. Come learn how to put an edge on your knife, or any other tool that needs it. There are many different ways to sharpen a tool, but like anything, it just takes practice to get the hang of it. So bring a dull knife, and let's sharpen it. If you just want to watch, that's great too!

Bull Roarers Jerry TwoBear

Bull Roarers used by Native Americans to insure good hunts, fishing, weather, and intentions. Bring a good heavy duty knife. Ages 10 to 99.

Capote (making wool blanket coats) Raven Carlson

Capote - 2+ day class - starts now! Capote - French word meaning cape - is hand sewing a 100% wool blanket into a snuggy hug of a coat. It takes today and tomorrow (and sometimes half of the 3rd day) to pattern, fit, cut and start sewing pieces cut from a wool blanket into a coat. I bring a variety of blankets (colors, sizes, old, new) to buy which includes the material fee. The minimum material fee is $10 IF you have your own blanket(s). My inventory of wool blankets is quite large and I do not bring them all to the class. If there is a specific color that you are wanting, call me at 423-886-2798 OR email me at bagladyaz@gmail.com and I can bring your color(s) to rendezvous. Class location is at Raven and Coyote's camp.

Cordage Clinic Jeff Gottlieb

Make strong, beautiful, useful string and rope from natural fibers. All skill levels welcome. We'll learn about sources for fibers, methods of collecting and processing, and techniques for turning fibers into handmade cordage. Instructor's book on cordage, "Fibers of Life" will be available for sale if desired.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

Stone tools have been produced by our ancestors throughout history. Learn how your ancestors made these tools using wood, bone, antler and stone tools to shape and form projectile points or arrowheads and blades for everyday uses.

Hand Drill Friction Fire Nick Neddo

Learn to find, make and use the hand drill as a viable fire option. Develop form and technique that leads to a greater level of mastery of this ancient and simple technology. 15 students.

Healing stress in the modern world with food and herbs Ivy Lynn

In these times, stress is a huge issue. We will discuss how to heal ourselves by using food as medicine (mostly preventative). We will also look at how nervines will help our frayed nerves and how adaptogenic herbs can heal our adrenals. We will discuss which of these grow in this region. We will make and sample some of the remedies we discuss.

Loom Mat Making Vikki Blalock

Make a mat to sit on the ground or a wet picknick table seat using a loom and plastic bags. Children 10 with an adult. This is a continuation from this morning’s class. It is an all day class!

Pine Needle Baskets Nancy Basket

Pine needle baskets. Learn to coil needles into beautiful works of art. All ages welcome! Kids under 7 please bring an adult.

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Rivercane Blowguns or Flutes White Eagle Taylor

Make a rivercane blowgun or flute - your choice! Class open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Survival - 14 Ways to Start Fire Without Matches or Lighters Coyote Smith

Starting fires with numerous items and techniques you may not be thinking of or have knowledge of. Some primitive and some modern materials.

The Long Match Fuz Sanderson

It is widely believed that before early humans learned to make fire by rubbing two sticks together, they mastered the art of keeping the fire they had going. That includes being able to carry fire long distances safely. In this fascinating class we will explore the making of "The long match" - what materials were used, and how to put it all together in our quest for fire!

Timber Framing Barron Brown

Come learn the classic art of building structures using timber framing techniques. We will be building an actual timber frame that can be taken apart and moved. Come join us!

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Wednesday (10/9/2019) - Morning

Advanced Flintknapping James Clinkscales

In this class we will be making points with emphasis on the drill bit. We are using rhyolite today for it's durability and strength. Rhyolite is a strong igneous material formed from volcanic magma that's felsic (high in silicate). These qualities make rhyolite a great material for drill bits! Bring your knapping kit or use our tools to make a rhyolite drill bit that you can take home and enjoy drilling holes in shell, bone and wood.

Basic Metalworking Asa Hewlett

Come learn to work with metal. We'll have copper and steel on hand, and we'll learn basic methods for shaping it to make such things as spoons and hooks. Go home with your own handmade metal project. Materials fee: sliding scale $10-20 based on the type and amount of materials you use in your project. ALL DAY CLASS

Bow Drill Friction Fire Alex Kilgore

This is a all day class thoroughly covering all the basics: finding and processing the right materials, making a functional fire kit, trouble-shooting problems, and proper technique. The session will include a woods walk for learning materials ID. Participants will make their own bow-drill kit to take home. Make sure you bring a sharp knife, as we will be doing a good bit of carving to make our kits.

Canning Meat Vikki Blalock

Preserve your harvest! We will pressure can meat using the raw pack method. No electricity required! Ages 14 yrs and up.

Capote (making wool blanket coats) Raven Carlson

THIS IS A CONTINUATION CLASS FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON. No new students please. Making a Capote - French word meaning cape - is hand sewing a 100% wool blanket into a snuggy coat. It takes time to pattern, fit, cut and start sewing pieces cut from a wool blanket into a coat. I bring a variety of blankets (colors, sizes, old, new) to buy which includes the material fee. The minimum material fee is $10 IF you have your own blanket(s). My inventory of wool blankets is quite large and I do not bring them all to rendezvous. If there is a specific color that you are wanting, call me at 423-885-2798 OR email me at bagladyaz@gmail.com and I can bring the colors(s) to rendezvous. Class location is Raven and Coyote's camp.

Coiled Kudzu Baskets Lily Harlin

Kudzu was introduced to the Southeast in 1883 at the New Orleans Exposition, by 1946, it was estimated that 3,000,000 acres of kudzu had been planted to help with erosion. Now, though it is a useful tool, Kudzu has become invasive to the Southeast. Come and learn an old style of basketry on a non-traditional material. The coiled basket process is comparatively easy as opposed to other more iconic weaving techniques. Bring a knife if you have one, and a willingness to learn!

Cold Process Soapmaking Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn to make soap using the cold process method. We will use oils, lye, water and plants/clays to color the soap. Everyone will take a bar of soap home.

Felted masks Colleen Hewlett

A great introduction to both wet AND dry felting techniques, students will wet felt the mask base and then embellish it with needle felted adornments! Join Colleen and Marissa for a day full of felting fun! Ages 10+ limit 8 students $10

Healing Trauma Viscerally Jon Handelman

Trauma, meaning too much too fast, is pain that our bodies remember. Every one of us has trauma to various degrees, and many of us were not given the appropriate tools to understand and move through it. Consequently, it ends up subtly playing a part in our every day lives. This class starts by laying the groundwork for understanding the biological and social effects on trauma, and will move into a powerful collaboration of revisting and renegotiating the trauma through breathing, movement and much more.

Herbs for the Childbearing Year Ivy Lynn

Remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns in the wise woman way.

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash Splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Rivercane Flutes or Blowguns White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane or make a blowgun - your choice! Ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Stone Lamp Making Barron Brown

Let there be light! Winter can be dark without the help of lamps. Come make a stone lamp with Barron. We'll be using tools to shape stone into containers for wicks and fat.

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Zen and the Art of Woodsplitting Fuz Sanderson

"Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, Chop wood and carry water." - Zen proverb We'll focus on the physics and mechanics of splitting, as well as the qualities of different wood types, heating value, cooking and other tips and tricks. Limit 10 people, age 13 and above. Wear closed toe shoes and be ready to get physical. Zen Happens!

Wednesday (10/9/2019) - Afternoon

Basic Metalworking Asa Hewlett

Come learn to work with metal. We'll have copper and steel on hand, and we'll learn basic methods for shaping it to make such things as spoons and hooks. Go home with your own handmade metal project. Materials fee: sliding scale $10-20 based on the type and amount of materials you use in your project. CONTINUATION FROM MORNING CLASS - NO NEW STUDENTS PLEASE

Body Reflex Hacking: Speed Healing From New Injuries & Old Accidents Bill Parravano

Do you believe sore achy painful joints are just a part of "getting older?" Do think you're just stuck with the way your body feels? Have you accepted you'll just have to live with that "bum knee," "tricky ankle" "back issues?" Well, think again! Learn the secrets to tricking your body to let go of pain, tension, and discomfort from new injuries and old accidents through reflex hacking. Every student will walk away from the class with a deeper awareness and understanding how to keep their body feeling young anywhere and anytime. Bring water and as many pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, and towels you can in one trip! :-)

Bow Drill Friction Fire Alex Kilgore

continuation of morning class

Capote (making wool blanket coats) Raven Carlson

CLASS CONTINUED FROM TUESDAY. No new students, please. Capote - French word meaning cape - is hand sewing a 100% wool blanket into a snuggy hug of a coat. It takes today and tomorrow (and sometimes half of the 3rd day) to pattern, fit, cut and start sewing pieces cut from a wool blanket into a coat. I bring a variety of blankets (colors, sizes, old, new) to buy which includes the material fee. The minimum material fee is $10 IF you have your own blanket(s). My inventory of wool blankets is quite large and I do not bring them all to the class. If there is a specific color that you are wanting, call me at 423-886-2798 OR email me at bagladyaz@gmail.com and I can bring your color(s) to rendezvous. Class location is at Raven and Coyote's camp.

Felted Masks Colleen Hewlett

Continuation of mornings class...

Handdrill Friction Fire! Nick Neddo

Learn to find, make and use the hand drill as a viable fire option. Develop form and technique that leads to a greater level of mastery of this ancient and simple technology.

Peacemaking ala NVC (Non-Violent Communication) Judy Langston

In just a few short hours, you will learn about the components of empathy and how to give empathy, evaluation vs. observation, other conversational responses to conflict, requests vs. demands, quick self empathy and more! The aim of the class is to give an overview of NVC while also providing solid strategies for more connecting interactions with the folks that matter in your life! Using NVC effectively is a paradigm shift, moving away from hierarchical (power over) language to more egalitarian and connecting language (power share). The focus will be learning how to communicate by expressing our feelings and needs, versus our thoughts and judgments. Good stuff!

Pine Needle Baskets Nancy Basket

Learn to coil with the basic stitch unless you’ve taken the class before, then you can fancify your design. Size and shape depends on your prowess. :} Hear stories, ask questions.

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Rivercane Flutes or Blowguns White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute from rivercane or make a blowgun - your choice! Ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Spinning wool on a drop spindle Jamie Sparks

Learn to prepare and spin wool fleece to create yarn on a drop spindle. Then have the opportunity to spin your wool on different drop spindles and explore a bit of what is possible. Warning: spinning is an addictive past time!

Stone tools James Clinkscales

Flintknapping stone tools for everyday uses in stone age life! Learn how to fashion a stone tool using wood, antler and other lythics. Stone tools have been used throughout history by our ancestors. In this class we will be making a point that you can use on an atlatl dart or arrow or use as an adornment for the latest stoneage fashion!

Survival - 40 Ways to Acquire Animal Protein Without Hunting, Fishing, Trapping or Snaring. Coyote Smith

Survival - Ways of getting animal protein from various sources when really hungry in survival mode or other times when usual ways of getting food are not available.

Timber Framing Barron Brown

Come learn the classic art of building structures using timber framing techniques. We will be building an actual timber frame that can be taken apart and moved. Come join us!

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

We Are Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams Sangoma Oludoye

This offering around the Ancestor Fire revisits the gifts, skills and wisdom of our Ancestors as they relate to our forward progression through these turbulent times in our world. In tending our Lives, Lineages as we tend our fires and gardens, there Are rules of engagement... This is an Exploration of Healing ancestral trauma, physical and emotional discord that robs the Soul of its fullest connection to the Natural cycles, seasons, The Great Turning. As Earth Tribe we continue to honor the agreements between the Living, Dead and those waiting to BE born in right relationship to the Earth. This is the Heart of Nature connection.

Wild vine spoke basketry Jeff Gottlieb

We will learn about several species of vines and other fibrous plants, how to collect and prepare them. Then we weave distinctive, useful baskets using the spoke technique. Design a basket for a unique need! Age limit 12 and up.

Witching for Water Jerry TwoBear

Witching for water, also known as "water dowsing" refers to the folk tradition of using a forked stick to locate underground water. Come learn and practice how to use this method. Ages 12 and up.

Thursday (10/10/2019) - Morning

Basic Knife and Tool Sharpening Lily Harlin

A sharp knife is a very useful tool to have, but it can be hard to keep it sharp. Come learn how to put an edge on your knife, or any other tool that needs it. There are many different ways to sharpen a tool, but like anything, it just takes practice to get the hang of it. So bring a dull knife, and let's sharpen it. If you just want to watch, that's great too!

Beginning Wet Felting Colleen Hewlett

Learn to manipulate loose wool roving around a resist to create a seamless felted pouch. An introduction to this primitive textile skill that uses hot water, soap, and “elbow grease” to turn loose fibers into a sturdy, solid fabric. Ages 12+ Limit 8 students $15

Being a Man Jon Handelman

What does it take to really be a man in our society today, and why is that such a confusing question? Come join us as we explore the depths of our manhood; Where do we use our power? What is the appropriate outlet for our anger? How do we reclaim our integrity in a society that has turned us into seated wage slaves? We will discuss this and more through engaging dialogue with visceral activities. This is a class for men and those identifying as a man (regardless of what body there are wearing) only.

Buckskin Bags Joan Candalino

Tobacco pouch type buckskin leather bags - with/without fringe, drawstring or with flap, showing several techniques for sewing. No materials fee if you bring your own buckskin to use. Commercial buckskin available for purchase, cost depends on the size of your bag, $5 to $15. Optional continuation into the afternoon.

Build a Shaving Horse Barron Brown

A Shaving Horse is a combination of a vice and workbench used for woodworking. Shaving horses allow you to sit astride the workbench and use your feet to operate the vice clamp, freeing your hands for shaving your wood down with a drawknife or other tool. Commonly used in bow-making, these are great tools. Choose from English or European style and make your own! We'll be working traditionally with hand tools. This is an ALL DAY CLASS and may take you half of a another day as well to finish. There are enough materials for 8 folks to go home with their own, but there's plenty of space for people to drop in and learn how the process goes.

Capote (making wool blanket coats) Raven Carlson

This is a continuation of a class that started Tuesday. No new students, please. Capote - French word meaning cape - is hand sewing a 100% wool blanket into a snuggy hug of a coat. It takes today and tomorrow (and sometimes half of the 3rd day) to pattern, fit, cut and start sewing pieces cut from a wool blanket into a coat. I bring a variety of blankets (colors, sizes, old, new) to buy which includes the material fee. The minimum material fee is $10 IF you have your own blanket(s). My inventory of wool blankets is quite large and I do not bring them all to the class. If there is a specific color that you are wanting, call me at 423-886-2798 email me at bagladyaz@gmail.com and I can bring your color(s) to rendezvous. Class location is at Raven and Coyote's camp.

Dutch Oven Cooking Vikki Blalock

How do you bake over an open fire? With a dutch oven! We will prepare and cook a meat with vegetables , and a desert , cooking with charcoal in a Dutch oven for lunch. Ages 12 and older.

Flint and Steel Fire Kit Bob Orcutt

Forge a striker and assemble a fire making kit including striker, flint and tinder in metal container.

Pine pitch glue recipes! James Clinkscales

Pine pitch glue stick! We will be making a waterproof glue using natural materials by a proven recipe. This waterproof glue has been used to make watercraft watertight, bark canoes, drinking vessels and water bags!

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Rivercane Blowguns or Flutes White Eagle Taylor

Make a rivercane blowgun or flute -your choice! Class open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

The Alchemy of Restorative Social Justice Sangoma Oludoye

The Alchemy of Restorative Social Justice is an exploration into Sacred Activism. These are the continuing conversations that truly are gaining traction in our larger communities. Who we are in our sit spot Must now truly create and collaborate the internal and external skills for Peacemaking and Bridgebuilding. Our very Special Guest for the Day is Kristin Wilson who will assist us in Weaving the strands of the web our our behaviors and cultural codes of conduct as we navigate our path into the Better World we know is possible. As the leaves turn through vivid transformations of color, we too approach the westgate of fall with waste and compost of Abuse and imbalance of power, priviledge, entitlement. We are here to Dismantle "racism" and the culture of white supremacy. The afternoon will be more interactive with rituals and tools that heal in order to build!

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Using the Whole Animal: Sauces, Stews, and Broths Bill Parravano

Do you feel like there’s more to be done with the animals that come across your path…If you only knew how? Utilizing the parts an animal has to offer through skinning, preserving, drying, freezing, cooking, tools, and crafts honor an animal’s life to the greatest degree. In this class, we’ll go over the strategies for cooking to get the most out of an animal either harvested or otherwise acquired with the focus on making sauces, stews, and broths.

Thursday (10/10/2019) - Afternoon

2 healing winter syrups: Elderberry Syrup and Cough Syrup Ivy Lynn

We will be making Cough Syrup and Elderberry Syrup. We will learn about various recipes including which ingredients do what and how to adjust the recipes to suit your needs and tastes!

Brain Tanned Suede Buckskin (Part 1 of 5) Luke McLaughlin

Come and learn the essential human skill of how to tan animal skins! In this 3 day class students will take a deer hide (provided by teacher) all the way through the process and will end up with their very own super soft, supple, piece of natural suede buckskin, perfect for moccasins, bags, or clothes. This is a complicated process so please bring your notebook for notes! Students should also wear clothes they don't mind getting dirty. This class will take place Thursday Afternoon, Friday all day, Saturday All day. There is a $40 materials fee for the hides.

Buckskin Bags, continued, w/ opt beadwork Joan Candalino

Optional continuation of Tobacco pouch type buckskin leather bags. Finish your bag and/or add beadwork adornment.

Build a Shaving Horse Barron Brown

CONTINUATION FROM THURSDAY MORNING A Shaving Horse is a combination of a vice and workbench used for woodworking. Shaving horses allow you to sit astride the workbench and use your feet to operate the vice clamp, freeing your hands for shaving your wood down with a drawknife or other tool. Commonly used in bow-making, these are great tools. Choose from English or European style and make your own! We'll be working traditionally with hand tools. This is an ALL DAY CLASS and may take you half of another day as well to finish. There are enough materials for 8 folks to go home with their own, but there's plenty of space for people to drop in and learn how the process goes.

Capote (making wool blanket coats) Raven Carlson

This is a continuation of a class that started Tuesday. No new students, please. Capote Capote - French word meaning cape - is hand sewing a 100% wool blanket into a snuggy hug of a coat. It takes today and tomorrow (and sometimes half of the 3rd day) to pattern, fit, cut and start sewing pieces cut from a wool blanket into a coat. I bring a variety of blankets (colors, sizes, old, new) to buy which includes the material fee. The minimum material fee is $10 IF you have your own blanket(s). My inventory of wool blankets is quite large and I do not bring them all to the class. If there is a specific color that you are wanting, call me at 423-886-2798 email me at bagladyaz@gmail.com and I can bring your color(s) to rendezvous. Class location is at Raven and Coyote's camp.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

Flintknapping stone tools for everyday uses in stone age life! Learn how to fashion a stone tool using wood, antler and other lythics. Stone tools have been used throughout history by our ancestors. In this class we will be making a point that you can use on an atlatl dart or arrow or use as an adornment for the latest stoneage fashion!

Hand Drumming - listening with the left hand Fuz Sanderson

Have you ever been a part of an incredible drum circle? Where the beat seems natural, the energy flows and people can't help but dance? And have you ever been part of a drum circle that was a noisy mess? What's the difference? This class helps to teach you how to be a part of creating that infectious groove, bring your non-dominant hand into drumming to improve your technique. Skills, drills, and time signatures - understanding how to turn random drumming into music! Please bring or borrow a drum. Ages 13 and up.

Open Basket Space Nancy Basket

What kind of basket do you want to make? Join Nancy for open basket space to bring your dreams into reality. Create a basket with pine needles, vines, kudzu, and/or broom sedge. Or just come and hang out and work to finish the baskets you've already started! (Don't take that basket home unfinished - will you really work on it at home?) Weave baskets and stories in good company.

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Rabbit processing Jeff Gottlieb

Rabbit processing. We will go through all the steps of preparing a rabbit for food. Learn to kill it humanely and respectfully, skin efficiently, gut and clean it, and quarter it for cooking. If you want a rabbit to take home, materials fee is $25. Please contact me before the event so I know how many rabbits to bring. Jeff at 631 457 9009 or argskids@optonline.net.

Rawhide containers: boxes, pouches, sheathes and bottles Nick Neddo

Learn the language of this versatile material and have fun making something really useful and cool. Materials fee: $10-$20 per sq. foot.

Rivercane Blowguns or Flutes White Eagle Taylor

Make a rivercane blowgun or flutes - your choice! Class open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Survival - Figure 4 Deadfall Traps Coyote Smith

Survival - Carving a trap trigger fir a trap to obtain animals alive or dead.

The Alchemy of Restorative Social Justice Sangoma Oludoye

The Alchemy of Restorative Social Justice is an exploration into Sacred Activism. These are the continuing conversations that truly are gaining traction in our larger communities. Who we are in our sit spot Must now truly create and collaborate the internal and external skills for Peacemaking and Bridgebuilding. Our very Special Guest for the Day is Kristin Wilson who will assist us in Weaving the strands of the web our our behaviors and cultural codes of conduct as we navigate our path into the Better World we know is possible. As the leaves turn through vivid transformations of color, we too approach the westgate of fall with waste and compost of Abuse and imbalance of power, priviledge, entitlement. We are here to Dismantle "racism" and the culture of white supremacy. The afternoon will be more interactive with rituals and tools that heal in order to build!

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Friday (10/11/2019) - Morning

Basic Metalworking Asa Hewlett

Come learn to work with metal. We'll have copper and steel on hand, and we'll learn basic methods for shaping it to make such things as spoons and hooks. Go home with your own handmade metal project. Materials fee: sliding scale $10-20 based on the type and amount of materials you use in your project. ALL DAY CLASS

Beginning Finger Weaving Joan Candalino

Beginning finger weaving - diagonals - no equipment, just fingers and yarn. Weave a hat band, belt, or strap.

Beginning Wet Felting Colleen Hewlett

Learn to manipulate loose wool roving around a resist to create a seamless felted pouch. This is an introduction to this primitive textile skill that uses hot water, soap, and “elbow grease” to turn loose fibers into a sturdy, solid fabric. Ages 12+ 8 students $15

Bowl Carving Barron Brown

Carve your own bowl! Learn the joys of working with green wood. Please bring a sharp knife. It will probably take you more than one class period to finish your project, so come prepared to stay all day.

Card Weaving Miranda Heidler

In this class we will use square cards with holes punched in each corner to weave bands that could be used for very sturdy belts or straps. Card weaving is also sometimes referred as Tablet weaving and has a rich and long history. It was commonly used in the Bronze Age throughout Europe to produce beautiful and decorative borders and belts and examples have also been found in China, Russia, the Middle East, and Egypt. You will walk away with your own set of cards and the knowledge to create your own pattern drafts for future projects. This is an all day class!

Pottery Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Pumpdrills! James Clinkscales

Create and take home your own pump drill using primitive tools and natural materials. Several basic skills will be covered in this class. Flint Knapping, Stone Pecking, Pitch Glue making and using, Wood working and Cordage making. Put them all together and you will have a functional pump drill of your own. Soapstone Drill Counterweights will be partially pre-formed to facilitate completion of project. This is an all day class. This is an intermediate to advanced class. Basic handskills for knife and stone use are prerequisite. Sharp rocks are available in the knapping pit but a sharp knife and the basic skills for its use will be a useful addition to your creative mind and desire to learn.

Rivercane Flutes or Blowguns White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane or a blowgun - your choice! Ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Small Neck Knife Bob Orcutt

Forge a small knife with an integrated handle from high carbon steel. Class will include forging, hardening and tempering the knife. 2-PART CLASS! Class will run this morning AND tomorrow morning for you to finish your knives, so please plan accordingly.

Southeastern Moccasin Making Jeff Gottlieb

ALL DAY CLASS Learn to make custom fitted traditional footwear of the Southeastern Native tribes. This is an all day class. You must bring or buy buckskin. The morning will consist of pattern making, discussion of design, choosing hides and layout. We will sew them in the afternoon! Go home with the most comfortable footwear you have ever worn!

The Fivefold Way to Forgiveness Jon Handelman

Holding a grudge can be toxic for your life and community. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It's a risky undertaking, and the practice of forgiving is not easy and doesn't come quickly. When one does choose to engage with the process, it produces meaningful and important insights into who we are in relation to ourselves and others. Only an honest confrontation with reality can bring about real healing. Forgiving is not forgetting; its actually remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its a second chance for a new beginning, and an opportunity to avoid repeating what happened.

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Using the Whole Animal: Trap Triggers from Deer Bones Bill Parravano

Do you feel like there’s more to be done with the animals that come across your path…If you only knew how? Utilizing the parts an animal has to offer through skinning, preserving, drying, freezing, cooking, tools, and crafts honor an animal’s life to the greatest degree. In this class, we’ll go over the strategies for using the whole animal focusing on making trap triggers from deer bones. Everyone will have the opportunity to create a functional trap trigger from the lower leg bone of a deer.

Friday (10/11/2019) - Afternoon

African Drumming Snow Bear

Instruction on hand-drumming techniques, practice exercises, rhythm dynamics; includes several traditional African rhythms and songs. Some instruments and drums available, but please bring (or borrow) your own drum and chair if desired. Ages 12 and up.

Basic Metalworking Asa Hewlett

Come learn to work with metal. We'll have copper and steel on hand, and we'll learn basic methods for shaping it to make such things as spoons and hooks. Go home with your own handmade metal project. Materials fee: sliding scale $10-20 based on the type and amount of materials you use in your project. CONTINUATION FROM MORNING CLASS - NO NEW STUDENTS PLEASE

Bow Drill: Friction Fire in an Approachable Form. Critter Watts

Come learn the principles, motions and biomechanics behind rubbing sticks together to arrive at humanity's most significant tool...fire! This is an entry level class with no experience necessary. If you have some skill already, feel free to come offer some perspective to the rest of the class and practice some refinements to your technique. We will be covering both the western single wrap as well as the Egyptian multi wrap methods and discussing their relative merits. Kids old and competent enough to play with fire and sharp knives safely are welcome. If you are not absolutely sure of their safety unattended, please make sure they are accompanied by responsible supervising adult. There is no fee to participate, however, if you want to take a kit home to continue your practice, a small number of them will be for sale at the end of the class. Bring: a sharp knife! Also optional: water bottle, chair, and hand made cordage if you'd like to put it to the test.

Card Weaving Cont... Miranda Heidler

This is a continuation from the morning class... but you are welcome to stop in and see everyone's progress!

Ceremony of Moonlodge Sangoma Oludoye

FRIDAY EVENING OFFERING - AFTER DINNER Ceremony of the Moonlodge: This Lodge calls us to the celebration of our Lunar Wisdom. In this Sacred space under the Full Moon, women Re-Member the cycles, waxing and waning of their bodies in relationship to the ovulation of the Moon. The story of Buffalo Calf woman is shared as we explore the power of the cycles of the Moon and the wisdom of the Clan Mother of the 10th Lunation, Weaves the Web. As we enter into these Falling Leaves the medicine of Grandmother spider we remember our gifts of vision, and our abilities to mend that which has been torn or destroyed. This Lodge is inclusive of a cross cultural exchange of solitary and community rituals, practices and ceremonies that honor the New and Full Moons. Two spirits welcomed!

Coiled Kudzu Baskets Lily Harlin

Kudzu was introduced to the Southeast in 1883 at the New Orleans Exposition, by 1946, it was estimated that 3,000,000 acres of kudzu had been planted to help with erosion. Now, though it is a useful tool, Kudzu has become invasive to the Southeast. Come and learn an old style of basketry on a non-traditional material. The coiled basket process is comparatively easy as opposed to other more iconic weaving techniques. Bring a knife if you have one, and a willingness to learn!

Flint and Steel Kits from Everyday Items Coyote Smith

Making a flint and steel fire kit from items found around most homes.

Local Rock Romp Keith Grenoble

Join rock hound Keith Grenoble for a romp down the creek making various tools from the local rocks. We'll make scrapers, burins, saws and slicers with added awareness of the mineralology in that region. Bring your magnifying glasses or hand lens if you have one for looking at minerals.

Medicine Making Ivy Lynn

A Medicine Making overview: covering the range of common medicine making - potent teas (also known as infusions), decoctions, vinegars, tinctures, oils/salves. We will actually make a tincture, an infusion and a salve (which you may take home with you).

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Pump Drills continued James Clinkscales

Continuation of morning

Rawhide containers: boxes, pouches, sheathes and bottles Nick Neddo

Learn the language of this versatile material and have fun making something really useful and cool. Materials fee: $10-$20 per sq. foot.

Rivercane Flutes or Blowguns White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane or a blowgun - your choice! Ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Riveting 101: Instructions on handling knives with rivets. Gray Taylor

Come and participate in a hands-on instructional class that will lead you on a riveting journey through one of the many dimensions of knife handling. During our time in class we shall be riveting together a full tang knife into a southern hardwood handle with a copper/brass rivet set. You will leave with a handled knife and a little more knowledge of life. Knife blanks are hand-forged by the instructor. Materials fee - Depends on size of knife($35-85)

Southeastern Moccasin Making Jeff Gottlieb

Continuation of southeastern moccasin making class - no new students please. Students will take their patterns, lay them out on buckskin, cut them out and learn stitching techniques. We will discuss options for high tops, padded insoles and added outer soles. You will probably finish yours by the end of the day or soon after!

Timber Framing Barron Brown

Come learn the classic art of building structures using timber framing techniques. We will be building an actual timber frame that can be taken apart and moved. Come join us!

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Saturday (10/12/2019) - Morning

Bamboo Craft Snow Bear

Outfitting the Primitive Kithchen - cups, bowls, spoons, forks, knives, sporks, chopsticks, tongs, and more! 12 and up, younger with parent. Materials $2 per section suggested donation.

Buckskin Britches Delia Turner

ALL DAY CLASS Join Delia Turner in a celebration of the feral feminine as we craft buckskin bikini bottoms and undies that express our powerful, sensual and untamable nature. For hot summer days, sultry nights and for everyday adornment. We will be constructing patterns from a simple design that can be personalized and taken home with you for future use. We will be learning the basics of buckskin sewing as well as a wide range of decorative stitching to make each bottom unique. You’ll leave this class with a soft, comfy pair of buckskin britches and the skills to continue sewing your own deerskin clothes. Materials fee $0-60. The class is free if you bring your own buckskin. We will have some you may purchase for $20/foot.

Continuing wet felting Colleen Hewlett

Already tried wet felting and feel ready to move on to a larger project? Want to make a hat or bigger bag? This all-day class will build on what you learned about wool and water and give you the opportunity to really cement your skills. Age limit 15 yrs. 6 students $25+ depending on size of project

Free Form Kudzu Baskets Lily Harlin

Kudzu was introduced to the Southeast in 1883 at the New Orleans Exposition, by 1946, it was estimated that 3,000,000 acres of kudzu had been planted to help with erosion. Now, though it is a useful tool, Kudzu has become invasive to the Southeast. Come and learn an old style of basketry on a non-traditional material. Free Form is the finger painting of basket making. Easy and free flowing with room for creative design. Bring a knife if you have one, and a willingness to learn!

Functional Movement, Breathing, & Relaxation Bill Parravano

This class focus on understanding your nervous system on a deeper level. Through movement, we will study your body’s tension and learn how to release that tension through breathing. We will cover the importance of functional movement in the context of everyday life and use breathing and relaxation to accelerate your body’s recovery and healing. Be prepared to move in ways you never thought possible and gain flexibility in both dynamic and exhilarating ways. You will move away from the class with a deeper understanding of your body and the role your nervous system plays in how you feel. Bring water, a yoga mat (if you have one) and as many pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, and towels as you can carry! :-)

Herbal Salve Making Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn the ins and outs of making herbal skin salves. You will also learn how to create herbal infusions and creating your own recipes with a handy worksheet. Everyone will take some salve home.

Natural Plant Dyes Kelly Gaskill

Come explore the rich color palate found in our amazing native plants and mushrooms! We will identify the optimal plants to use for dyes and discuss different types of mordants and common color extraction techniques as we go through the entire process of natural plant dyes. Participants will take home silk and/or wool samples.... Bring a *small natural fiber* for the dye pots or purchase wool yarn or silk from me.

Neck Knife continued Bob Orcutt

Continuation of the neck knife class from yesterday afternoon. No new students please.

Pottery and Firing Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Fire is an essential element in finishing your pots! Bring your pots to the fire and come learn how to properly fire them in an open fire pit. Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish.

Rivercane Flutes or Blowguns White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane or a blowgun - your choice! Class open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent or guardian).

Riving Wooden Shakes Joel Cimarron

Come learn the art of riving wooden shakes from White Pine to create all-natural and waterproof roofs or siding. This hands-on class will cover the tools, techniques, woods, and folklore surrounding the wooden shake. Froe and mallet, glut and axe, brakes, and other tools will be used and discussed.

Spoon Carving Barron Brown

Come carve your own spoon! Please bring a sharp knife. All ages welcome. Kids under 10 need to bring a parent.

Traditional Self Bow Building Bill Kaczor

The Traditional Self Bow Building workshop engages in the fine art of bow making; learning to carve and shape a single piece of wood into a beautiful and efficient hunting bow. While participating in this four day workshop you will experience the complete process of bow making from start to finish. This is not a survival or quickie bow class. Tools included Material fee for staves $30-$100

Vine Melon Basket Nancy Basket

ALL DAY CLASS. Make your own basket! Using different vines we cut fresh, we’ll learn how each bends and fashion them into a ribbed basket w handle. Adults only today.

Saturday (10/12/2019) - Afternoon

Aphrodisiac Elixer Ivy Lynn

We will be making an aphrodisiac elixer. Our focus will be an in depth look at aphrodisiacs and how they work on deep levels as well as in the moment. We will consider creating blends to suit particular needs and even talk a bit about other forms of aphrodisiacs. You may take some home with you . . . if you don't drink it all in the class!

Antler Craft Alex Kilgore

Explore the possibility of antler tools and crafts. Covers tools and techniques used for antler working, both traditional and modern. Participants will make a set of antler buttons.

Bamboo Craft Snow Bear

Outfitting the Primitive Kithchen - cups, bowls, spoons, forks, knives, sporks, chopsticks, tongs, and more! 12 and up, younger with parent. Materials $2 per section suggested donation.

Beginner Native American Flute Playing Coyote Smith

Learn the basics of playing a Native America flute.

Buckskin Britches Delia Turner

CONTINUATION FROM MORNING CLASS - NO NEW STUDENTS PLEASE Join Delia Turner in a celebration of the feral feminine as we craft buckskin bikini bottoms and undies that express our powerful, sensual and untamable nature. For hot summer days, sultry nights and for everyday adornment. We will be constructing patterns from a simple design that can be personalized and taken home with you for future use. We will be learning the basics of buckskin sewing as well as a wide range of decorative stitching to make each bottom unique. You’ll leave this class with a soft, comfy pair of buckskin britches and the skills to continue sewing your own deerskin clothes. Materials fee $0-60. The class is free if you bring your own buckskin. We will have some you may purchase for $20/foot.

Continuing wet felting Colleen Hewlett

Continuation from the morning session

Didgeridoo Making and Playing Fuz Sanderson

Fuz Sanderson will teach you how to make and decorate your own bamboo didgeridoo. We'll touch on the cultural history of Australian original peoples, and on other uses of bamboo. The class will finish with playing techniques and circular breathing. Each student goes home with their own didgeridoo. Ages 13 and up. Materials fee is a sliding scale $10-20.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

Flintknapping stone tools for everyday uses in stone age life! Learn how to fashion a stone tool using wood, antler and other lythics. Stone tools have been used throughout history by our ancestors. In this class we will be making a point that you can use on an atlatl dart or arrow or use as an adornment for the latest stoneage fashion!

Hand Drill: More Skill, Less to Carry. Critter Watts

Hand drill. Who ever said "where there's smoke, there's fire" has clearly never played this game. I've heard it called friction fire on hard mode, but I love its elegance and simplicity. Come learn some tips and tricks to help master this method. Not only will you be more confident in your ability to achieve fire in a greater variety of circumstances; but it's a great way to impress your friends. There is no fee to participate, however, if you want to take a kit home to continue your practice, a small number will be for sale at the end of the class. Kids old and competent enough to play with fire and sharp knives safely are welcome. If you are not absolutely sure of their safety unattended, please make sure they are accompanied by responsible supervising adult. Bring: a sharp knife! Also optional: water bottle, chair

Medicine Wheels, Shields and other tools of Sacred Navigation Sangoma Oludoye

Medicine Wheels, Shields and other tools of Sacred Navigation: This Adventure is FULL of Adventures around the Sacred Wheels of Life. This two part intensive calls us into the Health of our relationship with the Four Clan Chiefs or Elementals of Earth, Air, Fire and Water...as they live, breathe and flow through us. The basis of most explorations has everything to do with where you are and where you want to go. We may choose to make Talking sticks, prayer arrows, shields, medicine bundles, bags and the like to aid us on our journey. Special afternoon guest: Alexandria Valladares:An Inside Story of Immigration

Natural Plant Dyes Kelly Gaskill

Come explore the rich color palate found in our amazing native plants and mushrooms! We will identify the optimal plants to use for dyes and discuss different types of mordants and common color extraction techniques as we go through the entire process of natural plant dyes. Participants will take home silk and/or wool samples.... Bring a *small natural fiber* for the dye pots or purchase wool yarn or silk from me.

Open Forge Asa Hewlett

Open forge space. What project would you like to make? We'll have various metals on hand and possible projects you could be guided to create. Or you can come work on your own metal project that is unfinished. Come work the forge with support. Materials fee: $5-20 depending on type and quantity of material you use on your project.

Pigments and Paint from Stones Nick Neddo

Hunt and gather rocks and learn how to harvest their colors for painting anything you want. Discover the magic ingredients that distinguish one paint from another. We’ll check out primitive paintbrushes too. Bring skills and projects to paint. 10 students.

Pottery and Firing Keith Grenoble

Pottery! Pottery! Pottery! Fire is an essential element in finishing your pots! Bring your pots to the fire and come learn how to properly fire them in an open fire pit. Come work with rotted rock. We'll be making bowls, cups, beads, shakers, small oil lamps, figurines - whatever your imagination desires. Pinch pots, coiling, paddling, burnishing - learn the many methods and techniques with master primitive potter Keith.

Production and basketmaking from White Ash splints Denton Bragg

Class consists of reducing freshly cut white ash log sections into 'splints' by pounding with billets and sledge hammers to release individual growth rings into full length strips. Participants are required to process their own splints for making their baskets. Further processing requires 'riving' the growth ring strips (dividing them by thickness) into the finished splints using a 'river' (pronounced rYver), a wood device the splints are pulled through. This is an on-going, progressive class where participants may start on different days, produce their splints, and then begin weaving whatever basket they decide to make. Projected production time to make splints ready for weaving: approx. 1 full day. Basket making portion of class could take 1-3 days depending on size and complexity of basket design. Need to bring a sharp knife, some kind of heavy 'pounder' (2 lb sledge, camp hatchet with sheath, or heavy wood billet), chair, clothes pins, and any basketmaking tools you wish. (Saturday class will be devoted to finishing and refining the baskets each participant has made during the week. Each person may leave with any or all the extra splints they have produced.)

Rivercane Flutes or Blowguns White Eagle Taylor

Make a Native American flute out of rivercane or a blowgun - your choice! Open to ages 8 and up (or younger with a parent our guardian).

Riveting 101: Instructions on handling knives with rivets. Gray Taylor

Come and participate in a hands-on instructional class that will lead you on a riveting journey through one of the many dimensions of knife handling. During our time in class we shall be riveting together a full tang knife into a southern hardwood handle with a copper/brass rivet set. You will leave with a handled knife and a little more knowledge of life. Knife blanks are hand-forged by the instructor. Materials fee - Depends on size of knife($35-85)

Tincture Making- With and without alcohol Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn to make tinctures with alcohol and without alcohol (using organic glycerin) and why you would want to use one over the other. We will set-up a hot glycerin tincture to have it ready by Sunday morning for pick-up. Everyone will take some tincture home as well as worksheets to help you set-up your own tinctures.

Vine Melon Basket Nancy Basket

CONTINUATION FROM MORNING CLASS. No new students, please. Make your own basket! Using different vines we cut fresh, we’ll learn how each bends and fashion them into a ribbed basket w handle.

Sunday (10/13/2019) - Morning

Face Cream Making Marie-Lies Van Asten

Learn to make your own face cream using infused oils, hydrosols (distilled on my copper still) and beeswax. I will also talk about oil infusions (why and how) and we will set one up.Everyone will take some cream home.

Finish Your Projects Barron Brown

Come complete your wooden projects! Don't take that project home unfinished (will you really work on it at home, really?). Enjoy the thrill of completion and proudly show your new creation to your friends. This is your chance to get it done.

Flintknapping James Clinkscales

Flintknapping stone tools for everyday uses in stone age life! Learn how to fashion a stone tool using wood, antler and other lythics. Stone tools have been used throughout history by our ancestors. In this class we will be making a point that you can use on an atlatl dart or arrow or use as an adornment for the latest stoneage fashion!

Metal Buttons made of Coins Bob Orcutt

Create decorative buttons from various coins

Strap weaving for the String Challenged Miranda Heidler

Want to weave a strap but feel intimidated by managing a handful of string? Feeling brainfried and overwhelmed from the week and want a simple sunday project to make you feel accomplished? can you count to two? then this is the class for you! it wont take long to get set up and learn to weave a easy strap using some sticks with a hole drilled in them. (if you've done "straw weaving" before this is basically the same thing)

Tour Nancy Baskets Kudzu Bale Barn, Studio, & Gallery Nancy Basket

Tour my studio, gallery and kudzu bale barn. Car pool 15 min away. See 8 ft sculptures. Hear stories, get back for closing ceremony.

Useful Knots Critter Watts

Knots are incredibly useful and versatile. It's my hope that I can help make them easy and fun as well. We'll start with a few of my favorite "go to" knots - simple to learn and tie; then we'll play with some concepts and applications. Feel free to come assist folks to learn if you have the knowledge already. I can always use teaching help with this class. And please bring and show me exciting knots toward the end of class or outside class time You will need: * blankets, pads or chairs to sit on if you like * books or rope (optional) * water * a good attitude * questions This class is open to everybody. Children should be accompanied by an adult unless they are old enough to participate by themselves.

Working out the Kinks: Hips & Lower Back Bill Parravano

Teach your body to recover faster after primitive & homesteading skills. Got a sore, stiff, tight, achy, or painful hips and lower back? Then this class is for you! Learn the secrets of your body's nervous system. You will walk away from this class with a working knowledge of how to eliminate tension in these areas of your body no matter what your age. Bring your own pillows, blankets and yoga mats to get the most benefit out of this class

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