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Domestic Skills Group

Workshops meet at the Visitor Center, Wednesdays except the 3rd Wed of the month.  9 a.m. to 11 a.m

A resource person  will teach a variety of domestic skills.

  • Quilting (Jan 14 & 28, Feb 25, Mar 11 & 25, April 8 & 22)    (view photo gallery)
  • Weaving
  • Rug-crocheting
  • Basketry
  • Woodworking
  • Corn shuck crafts

See events at bottom of page for the specific schedule of skills/crafts for this coming year. Please call 352-472-1142 for confirmation.

Copy of hook rug-2

Hooking a rug


NeedlepointWednesday, April 05, 2017 09:15am - 11:00pm

Learn how to needlepoint. This beautiful art will be demonstrated.

Journal CoversWednesday, April 26, 2017 09:15am - 11:00am

Learn how to make a beautiful journal cover in this demonstration. A journal is a written record of your thoughts, experiences, and observations. You can write in your journal daily, or only when you feel the urge.

NeedlepointWednesday, May 03, 2017 09:15am - 11:00am

Needlepoint is a form of embroidery in which people can create truly unique art using needles and threads or fiber, by following a painted design It is generally done on an even, open-weave fabric, usually a treated canvas. The stitcher can use a variety of thread or fiber types and any number of different stitches to achieve various effects. This will be a demonstration of this type of stitchery.

Bring a ProjectWednesday, May 31, 2017 09:00am - 11:00am

Bring a Project Day is for all of us who have unfinished craft projects that we have set aside and just don't seem to have time to work on.  Why not bring your project to Dudley Farm and join us for a couple of hours of crafting and conversation?  It is always more fun to work on things together.  Perhaps you have a project you haven't even started yet and just need a little nudge to get you going.  Come join us for inspiration and encouragement.  We'd love to see you there.

NeedlepointWednesday, June 07, 2017 09:15am - 11:00am

Learn how to stitch needlepoint. This beautiful and historic art form will be demonstrated.

Butter ChurningWednesday, June 21, 2017 09:15am - 11:00am

Butter churning was a common practice on farms in olden days. Absolutely nothing tastes better than freshly made butter.  See a demonstration of this old time domestic skill. This is a child friendly demonstration.

Weaving DemonstrationWednesday, July 05, 2017 09:30am - 11:30am

Introduce your children to the art of weaving making special weaving projects geared for children. It's fun, and they will have something to take home. This is a child friendly workshop.

An Old-fashioned ChristmasWednesday, July 19, 2017 09:30am - 11:30am

Get a head start on Christmas preparation by making beautiful old-fashioned and Victorian ornaments. This is a child friendly workshop.

Needlepoint Plastic Canvas WorkshopWednesday, August 02, 2017 09:30am - 11:30am

Plastic canvas needlepoint is a variation of traditional needlepoint. This is a great piece of material to make doll houses, sewing boxes, and other fun 3-D projects. You can build up and out with your stitches instead of staying on one surface. Plastic canvas is a great way to teach kids how to stitch. The holes are big and the projects can be simple. A great project for them would be ornaments for a tree. This is a child friendly demonstration.

Cornhusk DollsWednesday, August 09, 2017 09:30am - 11:30am

Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children, in both Native American and Colonial American families, used husks to fashion dolls. We love the simple beauty of corn-husk dolls: They're understated, easy to make even for children, and truly ingenious -- requiring not much more than some husks and twine. This is a child friendly workshop.

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