Dolls & Bear Making

Detail, pose, and theme. Armature, costumes, and embellishments. You’ll find the embodiment of personal expression in the making of dolls, bears, and figurative fiber sculptures of your imagination here at the Folk School.

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Quilting Studio in the Louise Pitman Fiber Arts Building

The quilting studio is an expansive, well-lit space with plenty of tables, chairs, sewing machines, and wall boards. Quilters easily design and create masterpieces from colorful fabrics in this ample space. Picnic tables outside offer students a pleasant spot to sew in warmer weather. When a quilting class is not in session, this studio is used for other classes, such as doll making or surface design.

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Making Colorful Corn Shuck Dolls with Anne Freels

Pumpkin season means farmers’ markets and local growers have pumpkins galore in the mountains. They’re technically a squash and extremely healthful. But combine pumpkin with chocolate chips in this delicious cake and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

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Weaving, Rugs, Needlework & Thread Art, Lace, Beading, Quilting, Sewing, Basketry, Brooms, Chair Seats, Gourds, Leather Coordinator

Allie Dudley

Allie is a textile artist working primarily in weaving and stitching. After completing a degree in Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, they turned towards textiles, taking a historical angle, and focusing on traditional tapestries, Appalachian coverlets, and antique stitching samplers. Allie’s weavings have been included in international shows, including the Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award Finalist Exhibition at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, and they are a member of the South Arts 2021 Emerging Traditional Artists Program cohort. Allie now lives in Brasstown with their goats.

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