Carroll Farm Museum classes teach crafts from post-Civil War period


Carroll County Farm Museum is offering lessons in basket weaving and other 19th-century arts tomorrow, during a day of classes celebrating the post-Civil War period.

Smocking, basket weaving and chair caning will be taught from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are invited to bring a lunch.

Patricia Blank of Westminster will teach smocking. Students will learn how to create a hand-smocked insert that can be framed or used as a focal point on a pillow top. The class costs $30.

Basket weaving, one of the farm museum's most popular classes, will be taught by Carolyn Freitag of Eldersburg. She will show students how to make a swing-handle market basket. The class costs $35.

Carol Shook, volunteer coordinator at the farm museum, will teach the art of chair caning (called seat weaving). The class costs $30.

The fourth class, painting on glass, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and will be taught by Bonnie Hood of Westminster, a regular instructor at the farm museum. Experience in painting is recommended. The class costs $15.

Registration is required. Information: 410-848-7775.

Pub Date: 7/14/98

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