Farm Museum offers classes in traditional arts and crafts

February 17, 2002

The Carroll County Farm Museum will offer traditional arts classes this spring.

Registration is not complete until payment is received. All classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. unless noted. Some classes require students to bring their own tools. Available classes include:

"Woodcarving," March 5. Students will carve an 8-inch-by-10- inch leprechaun. The cost is $40.

"Cracker-Basket Making," March 5. Students will make a small oblong basket with leather handles. The cost is $20.

"Bath Thyme 101," March 5. Students will learn the history of bathing and how herbal baths can relieve stress. They will create their own scented bath oil combining different fragrances. The cost is $18.

"Crazy-Quilt Pillow," March 5, 19 and 26 (three-session class). Students will create a crazy-quilt pillow. Materials will be provided. The cost is $35.

"Button-Basket Making," March 12. Students will make a small, round basket. Cost is $20.

"Knife Sharpening," March 12. Students should bring dull knives and scissors and a piece of leather to learn how to sharpen these tools properly. Cost is $20.

"Wood-Spirits Woodcarving," March 19. Students will carve a "spirit in the wood" about 9 inches high. The cost is $45.

"Seat Weaving," March 19 and 26 (two-session class). Students need to bring a chair to weave with splint oak, rush or Shaker tape. The cost is $45.

"Woodcarving," March 26. Students will create a hand-carved duckpin. The cost is $30.

Blacksmithing: Forge welding will be taught 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 9 and 10. Knife making will be taught 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 23 and 24. The cost is $125 for each class. Blacksmith experience is required.

"Basket Making," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10. Sea grass will be woven to create a large Assateague Island basket (for experienced basket makers). Cost is $40.

Information and registration: 410-848-7775.

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