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PO Box 414
Tracy City, TN 37387
USA

A FIRST HAND INTRODUCTION INTO THE WORLD OF RAISING FIBER ANIMALS, SPINNING, WEAVING, AND NATURAL DYEING.

Events

Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Crafty Bastards Nashville

Location: The Gulch neighborhood, 11th Ave S & Laurel Street. (Nashville)

Event Link: {here}

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 13 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by our sister publication, the Washington City Paper. Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014 as Crafts and Drafts, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with the handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. Following three successful iterations of Crafts and Drafts, Nashville Scene is relaunching the event in our market as Crafty Bastards, with artist submissions from a national level and relocating this outdoor event to The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday, November 4 from 10 AM - 4 PM. This is a FREE event!

 

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

HempX Asheville at Franny's Farm

When: Friday + Saturday September 22-23, 2017

Where: 22 Franny's Farm Rd / Leicester, NC 28748(20 minutes from Asheville, NC)

Ticket link : {CLICK HERE}

22 Franny's Farm Rd
Leicester, NC 28748

Campsites, Glampsites and Cabins are available - More details {HERE}

Since 2015, HempX Asheville has been bringing together farmers, artists, crafters, and entrepreneurs to explore the diverse opportunities in industrial hemp. Staged the last two years at Highland Brewing Company, this year the festival has a new home at Franny's Farm in Leceister, NC and will be held September 22-23rd.

HempX Asheville focuses in on "hands on" workshops and experiences so each attendee will be introduced to the multiple applications and uses of industrial hemp. Franny's Farm, will be harvesting their two acres of hemp for fiber a few weeks before the festival, so a walk to the hemp field, time on the brake, pounding the pulp for paper, and using hemp yarns for weaving, will bring the story of "from seed to plant to processing to product"to life. With the best vendors, self guided eco tours, on-site camping, and live music at night to complement, there is no other hemp-centric experience like HempX Asheville in the South.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Welcome Reception/Dinner    6-9pm ($25.00)

"A Taste of Hemp" - Enjoy hemp-infused cocktails and dinner under the Big Tent @ Franny's Farm.
Please dress casual and comfortable and be sure to visit the VIP vendors that will already be set up on the farm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
Vendors Open  11am-6pm
Get a head start and come early to visit with all those vendors and organizations at HempX Asheville. The vendor tents will be open throughout the entire day.

The HempX Experience   12-5pm ($25.00)
All workshops, demos, and panels (see next section) will be held @Franny's Farm. The afternoon schedule allows everyone plenty of time to take the self guided Farm Tour and take a peek at a working hemp field. Now that NC's industrial hemp pilot program is underway, we are adding more panels and discussions with hemp farmers from NC & KY. There will be some walking involved and expect to get a little dirty. Be sure to dress casual and comfortable, wear the right shoes, and bring a water bottle. After registration, you will receive your designated workshop schedule via email in August. There will be a food truck on site (12-8pm), plenty of water refill stations, and hemp-infused free samples throughout the day.

5-6pm - The Hempy Hour featuring Hemp activist and Kentucky legend Craig Lee

7pm - The Concert - Jane Kramer with Free Planet Radio & Billy Cardine
This concert is included with every $25 Saturday ticket and we are selling a limited number of tickets for the concert for $12 here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association and their support of hemp farmers across NC.

 

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Jul
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hemp Fiber Workshop

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Join us for a day at the farm, focusing on cottage scale hemp fiber processing using brakes, hackles, combs, drop spindles, and hand looms.

Location - Six Boots Grower's Collective : 4506 Old Hickory BoulevardNashville, TN 37218

Cost: $10 (children are free)

Ticket Link : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hemp-fiber-workshop-tickets-35766724235

Kacie Lynn from the Fiber Farm will demonstrate how you can create your own hemp fiber creations using spinning and weaving techniques. A small sample of locally foraged natural dyes will be available for on site experiments.

You can also connect with individuals active in Tennessee's hemp industry to learn how hemp fiber is taking root as a natural fiber industry in Tennessee. This event is sponsored by Tennessee Grown LLC.

We will be grilling out hempdogs to purchase and serving up farm fresh watermelon. Potluck will begin at 6pm, please bring a dish if you wish to attend.

 

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Jun
16
to Jun 17

Porter Flea

 

Location: Skyway Studios
3201 Dickerson Pike,
Nashville, TN 37207

Friday, June 16th // Preview Market – 6-9pm (Indoors/Air Conditioned, Rain or Shine)


Saturday, June 17th // Main Market – 10am-5pm (Indoors/Air Conditioned, Rain or Shine)

"Featuring modern handmade goods from the area's most talented designers, Porter Flea is Nashville's definitive pop-up event for independent artists, designers, and artisans.

Nashville’s Porter Flea was launched in July, 2011, with a focus on celebrating modern handmade goods. Now in its sixth year, the juried and curated, semi-annual market is led by Katie Vance and her husband, HollerDesign owner Matt Alexander, who continue an emphasis on the handmade art and design movement, local businesses and community building. Along with connecting hundreds of local/regional makers with tens of thousands of shoppers, Porter Flea has earned consistent press praise, including being named Best Artisan Market by the Nashville Scene in 2012, and appearing in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Native, Forbes Travel Guide, StyleBlueprint and other publications."

 

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Jun
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Planet Roo Acadamey Workshops - Dreamcatchers + Prayer Flags

Location: Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

Two workshop offerings at the Academy, located within Planet Roo.

Hosted by yours truly + Brenna Burgiel of Radiant Shade

"The Academy, located within the hay bale building in the heart Planet Roo offers interactive arts experiences with workshops in art, song writing, percussion, henna tattooing, instrument building, gardening and more! stay tuned for a detailed schedule of this year’s academy activities. "

Sunday, June 11 - 1 PM : Dreamcatcher Workshop - create a 6" diameter dreamcatcher usingnatural materials dyed with locally foraged plants.

Sunday, June 11 - 3 PM :  Prayer Flag Workshop - create a unique series of 7 prayer flags using block printing techniques + natural pigments made with locally foraged plants.

For more information + the entire lineup of Academy workshops, click the link below:

Academy Schedule

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May
26
to May 28

Hemp in the Holler

Location: Healing Ground Farm

Browning Cemetery Rd, Mt Vernon, KY 40456, USA

 

Set on Mike Lewis's Healing Ground Farm in Livingston, KY,  Hemp in the Holler is an immersive educational experience.

From the Friday night Welcome Party to our "hands on" Saturday workshops (Braking, Spinning, Paper Making, Lighting, and Paper Making), the weekend will take your learning to the next level while networking with leadersthroughout the industry.  There are 50 camping sites with eco showers available if you would like to stay with us on the farm. 

PLEASE NOTE - there are a limited number of tickets available for this event; it's on a first come, first serve basis. Please email blake@hempxasheville.com with questions.
 

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Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

Chattanooga River Market

Location: Chattanooga River Market
1 Broad St, Chattanooga, 37402, TN, United States

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Chattanooga Aquarium + Opening Weekend for the 2017 Farmer's Market

"Against the picturesque Tennessee River, the Chattanooga River Market boasts the unique talents of our local and regional artist, offering handmade arts and crafts. We offer a wide selection of jewelry, photography, apparel, woodwork, and much more.

Special engagements are featured each week, such as free yoga classes at 10 am (bring your own mat please) and live performances by local musicians. The Chattanooga River Market is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Art 120 will be joining us on the plaza for an art car parade. Children are invited to create their own smaller scale art cars and participate in the parade! "

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Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

Hemp Agriculture and Textile Arts Immersion

 

Hosted in collaboration with Fibershed

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at Healing Ground Farm and the Community Center in Livingston, KY

9:00 am: Mayor Jason Medley introduces Livingston

9:15-9:30 am: Mike Lewis introduces skills training & working on site at the hemp farm

Hands-on skills training:

  • Hemp break, scutch and hackle — taught by Mike Lewis
  • Hemp fiber combing, blending and spinning — taught by Kacie Lynn
  • Hand loom weaving — taught by Leslie Terzian

Lunch provided at Healing Ground Farm.

RSVP: hello@fibershed.com (please specify that your RSVP is for the hands-on workshops)

 

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