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West Virginia State Folk Festival

Music, Heritage, and Appalachian  Culture

Festival Artisans and Crafters

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Now you can also reserve your space and pay online:

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List of Artisans and Crafters for 2016

Kat Jewels (Tammy King)--Beautiful handmade jewelry

Jens Crafts (Jennifer Asbury)--handmade home decor from recycled materials

Birch Root Farms (Robin Davis)--Goat milk soaps, lotions & lip balm

Moonlighting (Grenda Hawk)--handmade jewelry & jewelry repairs

Twin Oaks Hammocks (Chris Oaks)--handmade hammocks, hanging chairs

Millie Nichols--Face painting, rubber band bracelets, airbrush tattoos

Second Chance Bears (Debby Adams)--hand-stitched bears,primitives,weaving

Chestnut Valley Gifts (Betty Naylor)--hand-sewn dolls, wood work & more

Country Weaving (Tammy May)--Handwoven rugs & handwoven baskets

Jo Moellendick--Handmade baskets and crafts.

Wise Custom Metal Designs  (Tome Wise)-- Handmade metal wall art and custom design.

Spring Creek Soap (Lois Hall)-- Handmade goat milk soaps, lotions, salves, butters, deodorants , and lip balm.

More artisans and crafters will be added as applications are accepted

Demonstrations 2016


Amy Walker will be demonstrating tatting at the Country Store as well as the Information Booth throughout the festival.

Although Amy is self-taught and has only been tatting for a few years, she is the fourth generation to tat in her family. Her maternal great-grandmother, maternal grandmother, and mother all tatted in their youth. Amy even has her great-grandmother’s and grandmother’s tatting shuttles which will be on display along with some of their tatted pieces.


Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, and other decorative pieces. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of half-hitch knots, called double stitches (ds), over a core thread. Gaps can be left between the stitches to form picots, which are used for practical construction as well as decorative effect.

Tatting dates to the early 19th century. The term for tatting in most European languages is derived from French frivolité, which refers to the purely decorative nature of the textiles produced by this technique. The technique was developed to imitate point lace.

In German, tatting is called Schiffchenarbeit, which means the work of the little boat, referring to the boat-shaped shuttle. The Finnish equally describe tatting by calling it sukkulapitsi, which combines two words to describe the whole craft; sukkula, meaning shuttle, and pitsi, meaning lace; thus shuttlelace.

With recent trends towards being 'crafty', tatting is one of the 'new' old crafts being rediscovered. So make sure to stop by the West Virginia State Folk Festival and learn a sampling of tatting; tatting does not just have to be doilies and hankies, there is a whole world of imagination waiting to be explored.


Joe Yurkiewicz with Weaving

Melissa Dennison with Soap Making

Paulo Tanzy with Woodburning

Peggy Tanzy with Fabric Arts

Joyce Cain with Baskets and Split-bottom chairs (All day Friday and Saturday)

More Demonstrators coming

Workshops 2015

Paulo Tanzy with Woodburning

Peggy Tanzy with Fabric Arts

Joe Yurkiewicz with Weaving (On-going/hands-on. These is no set time, just stop by the County Store)

Joyce Cain with Baskets and Split-bottom chairs (All day Friday and Saturday)

More information on the above workshops can be found in the Folk Festival Newspaper which is available (and FREE) during the festival.

More Workshops coming soon!!

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West Virginia State Folk Festival, Inc.

P.O. Box 362

Glenville, WV 26351