The Mountain Heritage Center will present “Flax Plant to Linen Cloth” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Mountain Heritage Center’s gallery at 161 Hunter Library. This program is part of a series of hands-on Appalachian Living programs, celebrating crafts in Southern Appalachia.
The event is free and open to the public, and is expected to continue until 5 p.m.
Cassie Dickson, Gear Up coordinator for WCU’s Project Discovery, will present the program. A fiber artist, Dickson said she enjoys the whole process of taking flax plants and converting them into linen cloth. She also has experience in natural dyeing, spinning and weaving.
Dickson is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and has demonstrated at many schools and numerous festivals, including Mountain Heritage Day.
The Appalachian Living series will continue with two more programs in April. Faye Junaluska will introduce audience members to Cherokee white oak basket weaving Thursday, April 14, and Erin Tapley will involve audience members in natural dyeing Thursday, April 21.
For more information about these and other programs, contact the Mountain Heritage Center at (828) 227-7129 or at mhc.wcu.edu.