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-by-10-inch leprechaun. Cost is $40.

Cracker-basket making March 5. Students will make a small oblong basket with leather handles. Cost is $20.

Bath thyme 101, March 5. Students will learn the history of the ritual of bathing and how herbal baths can relieve stress. They will create their own scented bath oil, combining different fragrances. 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. 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 their 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. 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. Cost is $45.

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

Blacksmithing: forge welding will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 9 and 10. Knife-making will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 23 and 24. 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. This is for experienced basket-makers only. Cost is $40.

Information and registration: 410-848-7775.

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