Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Traveling about hither and thither..

Show season is upon us and that means traveling hither, thither and yon. Thus far, we've done weekend shows in Kentucky-twice, Ohio and Indiana.
This weekend we'll be closer to home at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Western North Carolina.
I've gathered the flocks...
of both feather and wool,

and we'll be on the road, once more, on Friday.

A good thing about my woolen Hopalong Hollowfolk, is that they all fit snugly into ONE large bin.

And that's a good thing, since the entire van is stuffed with booth display, a tent, books and artwork and we haven't much room left.
Believe it or not, there IS a method to this madness. Everything is packed accordingly.
The van is completely filled up and we shall soon be on our way.

If you've never heard of the John C. Campbell Folk School, it is quite a wonderful place, 
Classes at John C. Campbell.  Jewelry arts?  Writing?  Photography? Fiber arts?  All of the above?:
Here, you can learn:
 TO WEAVE, Spin, or Shear sheep,
Carve Wood, Build a chair, stained glass, black-Smithing, print-block making, quilting,
cooking on a wood-fire, basketry, sewing a doll, bookmaking,leather-work, pottery, etc.etc. etc.
 Keith House | John C. Campbell Folk School | Visit us at <a href="http://www.folkschool.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.folkschool.org</a>
You can take a class in just about any traditional art or craft here, inside wonderful charming buildings with the serene backdrop of the Mountains in North Carolina.
John C Campbell Folk School.  Brasstown, NC with Mark de Castrique in A Murder in Passing.:
Check out the classes here:
This is the weekend, Oct. 1-2nd, for the Fall Festival at J.C.C
We expect nice weather and hope some of you can come to the Fair!
Early morningat the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. By Greg and Chrystal Mimbs:
(photo courtesy of Pinterest)

 See ya!


  1. I thought you must be doing shows. That one sounds like a perfect now for you. Lamb pin keeps are precious and I was smiling along till I saw the back of your van and my smile turned upside down. Such work, but I guess it is a fun job to have. Be thinking of you this fall.

  2. Jeri, I'm sure your lovely pieces will be well received at the Campbell Folk School. Your charming black faced sheep pin cushions really got my attention. Have a great show. ♥

  3. Good luck..Love,love,love the bunny

  4. Have fun and safe trip! Wishing you fantastic sales!

  5. OH JERI, I tell ya, I wish I could be there. I truly do. AND YOU, you are so prolific! I honestly can't fathom how you do what you do, producing so many of these perfectly made wonders. What a charming place you will be at! Sending you lots of LOVE and wishes for a successful time!

  6. Your lamb pin cusions are PERFECT! You capture so much personality with your work! -Jenn

  7. Such a beautiful setting for the festival! I love the North Carolina mountains. Your pin cushions are fabulous!

  8. Jeri, I'm sure that your creations are going to be really well received and appreciated at the John Campbell event. I've known about this marvelous place for a while now, because another blog friend Vicki Lane has taught writing workshops there for a number of years. Everything about the place sounds so appealing...I do hope to get there myself some day. xo

  9. Hi Jeri,

    I love John C. Campbell. Wish I could go this weekend to see you. My husband and I have taken several classes there in years past...he took blacksmithing, I took footstool weaving, and we both took a week long class and made our very own Windsor chairs. The food is amazing and the setting is breathtaking. Enjoy the festival!

    Diane in North Carolina

  10. Your work is wonderful, as always! I love the poses of the sheep on the pincushions-they look like they are really resting on the fabric. Very sweet! Have a fun and safe trip!

  11. Hope your travels go well and you sell lots and lots of your little creatures.

    The Campbell Folk School sounds like the perfect setting for a Fall Festival. I attended a similar school set up on the Danish model by Jens Jensen, a landscape architect who lived and worked in Chicago in the 20's and 30's. He was Danish and had land up in Door County Wisconsin and so decided to set up a folk school similar to the ones he knew from home. The Clearing overlooks Lake Michigan with a beautiful forested campus and many, many different classes offered. Anyone close enough should think about checking it out. And no, I don't work for them, I just wish I lived a bit closer so that getting there would be more of an option for me----I'd love having another go at it.

  12. Jeri darlin', HI! Thank you for coming by the blog to see my post. I finally got my hands on a few copies and I am very pleased with the layout of our article. Not bad for having done this decorating and building ourselves! BON VOYAGE!

  13. How did I miss the fact that you were making lambie pies as well as the bunnies, Jeri?! Do you ever get tired of being told how talented you are? If so, too bad--because your artistry never ceases to amaze and inspire me!

  14. Wish I could get to Fall Festival at JCCFS but not this year. Would have loved to meet you in person and to revisit the school! I've been there several times as a student and the last time as an assistant instructor in weaving. Special place and people! Good luck at the festival. I know you will enjoy it!

  15. Dear Jeri this looks like a gorgeous spot. Wishing you much success with your show. Stay safe and enjoy your travels. Hugs!


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