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You are invited to visit the last surviving 1700's structure of its kind in Virginia's Northern Neck!

The story of this tavern and its relationship to the development of Northumberland County and Virginia's Northern Neck reflects what happened in countless court house villages throughout Virginia and the nation.

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Autumn 2022

Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 11, 12 & 13, 2022, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This three-day class is an introduction to the process of handweaving on a floor loom. All materials and equipment are provided, and no previous weaving experience is required. Students will be provided with ample support from two experienced instructors as well as current members of the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild.

- Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $175 for the 3-day class.

This Beginning Weaving class is now. Please consider signing up for the March class.

 

Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, November 12, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basic skills of blacksmithing to create your own metal projects from the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith's Guild. You will learn tapering, tempering and hardening of mild steel, and make a punch or chisel to use in another project you will complete. All supplies included in the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more Information

 

Coffee-time Sip & Paint: Print your Own Gift Tags, Cards & Wrapping Paper, Friday, November 18 - 10 am - 12:30 pm

In this "Coffee-time Sip & Paint, Celeste Johnston will teach you how to print your own gift tags, cards and wrapping paper. You'll learn how to add that special personal touch to your holiday giving with these unique hand-created items. No previous painting or printmaking experience is necessary.

This class costs $35, plus an additional $5 - $10 material fee that will be paid directly to the instructor. The class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."

Click Here for more Information and to Register for this Class.

 

Decorative Woodburning, Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn the decorative art of woodburning. During this class, you will spend the day learning tips and techniques, then experimenting so that you can complete two works of art, suitable for framing. Open to all levels of experience. Those who wish to can go to lunch at the Tavern Café! 

- Instructor: Penny Mace; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building", located behind the Tavern.
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $60. An additional $10 material fee is payable to instructor at the class.

This class has been cancelled. Be on the look-out for it to be offered again in the Spring.


 

Kay's Knitting Tips & Tricks, Friday, January 27, 9 am - 12 noon
Better than YouTube! Learn tips & tricks from an in-person knitting expert with more than 65 years of experience. Topics will include how to how to repair dropped stitches and mistakes, how to use stitch holders, how to accurately count rows, different ways to join yarn, how to achieve a lacy knit with different size needles, and more. Students should know how to cast on and bind off.

Students will need to provide spare yarn, your choice of knitting needles, tapestry needle, crochet hook and scissors. Those who wish to can go to lunch at the Tavern Café after the class!               

- Instructor: Kay Olson; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $35. There is no materials fee.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more information.


 

Knitted "Fruity Cuties", Friday, February 10, 9 am - 12 noon
   
Knit these colorful fruit circles for use as trivits, dishcloths and coasters. You'll learn how to knit a circle with two needles, how to work with two colors of yarn at the same time, and more. Students should know how to cast on and bind off, and knit and purl.

Students will need to provide two colors of cotton yarn plus white/ecru yarn, size 8 knitting needles, tapestry needles and scissors. Those who wish to can go to lunch at the Tavern Café after the class!               

- Instructor: Kay Olson; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $35. There is no materials fee.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more information.


 

Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 24, 25 & 26, 2023, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This three-day class is an introduction to the process of handweaving on a floor loom. All materials and equipment are provided, and no previous weaving experience is required. Students will be provided with ample support from two experienced instructors as well as current members of the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild.

- Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $175 for the 3-day class.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more information.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 



 



The Heritage Arts Classes are sponsored and supported by the Rices Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern Foundation, Inc.

Heritage Art Classes

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Contact Information

RH/HT Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 579
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473

Phone: 804-580-3377

Located on Route 360 behind the old courthouse.


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