Woodworker Clarence Watkins will be bringing his wooden bowls, wall hangings, and other craft items. He is a member of the Wood Turners Association in Florida and is building a complete wood working shop behind his house in Morgantown. He will be demonstrating wood burning at his booth.
Woodworker Edward Thomson and his wife Eileen from Artisan Workshop in Kingwood, will be selling wood turned items which are created as functional and artistic pieces. Each piece Edward creates has a part of him in it whether it is for his own home, friends, or family.
The Hostutler Family Farm is a small farm located in Terra Alta. They raise ADGA registered Nubian dairy goats and make all kinds of soaps from their milk.
Crafter Jackie Clarkson, owner of Jackie’s Useables, will be selling a variety of handmade crafts including crocheted dolls, oven towels, dish cloths, woven rugs, and scentsy baskets.
Molly & Jane Ann Superfesky and Jack DeBerry will be demonstrating the art of stained glass, and selling handmade pieces.
Cory Collins of Loxie’s Bowtique is a fourth year teacher at West Preston Middle School who loves to craft. She will be selling unique handmade hair accessories for all ages, from headbands to hair clips. Her one of a kind clips can double as brooches, or accent a purse. Everything is made by hand, including animal collar accessories, flowers, bows, and bow ties. And, she will have plenty of school colors for the surrounding area.
Molly Hunt will be demonstrating the art of spinning, and selling her hand-spun yarn. She will also be selling knitted landscape, felted satchels, needle felted sculpture, and crocheted wire jewelry made by fiber artist Carolyn Collen-DuBose, owner of Hazeltree of the Woods.
David Huxtable will be selling genuine Roosevelt-era antiques. His mother, Iris Huxtable, is a talented knitter. She will sell knitted hats, gloves, baby clothes, and other handmade items.
Arthurdale’s Homestead Quilters Guild has made and donated a lovely patriotic themed quilt that will be raffled off to benefit AHI. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, and will be available at the Festival, where the quilt will be on display. The Quilters will also be selling some of their handmade items.
Meet Betty Rivard, editor of New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943, and get a signed copy of the book. New Deal Photographs of West Virginia tells the story of Arthurdale in twenty photographs. It also has pictures from the two other subsistence homestead projects in WV, and communities all across the state. It has over 150 pictures taken in WV during the Great Depression. The book is available for $29.99, and you can purchase them now, or at the Festival.