Friday, September 30, 2011

Ashville in a Haven of Craft Artist!

Asheville is a haven of craft artists, as well as, the surrounding areas of the Blue Ridge, and Smokey Mountains. There are weavers, potters, glass artist, wood and metal artist quilters, knitters, jewelry makers and more and more. The mountain people that originally in this area brought skills from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other countries. Interestingly enough much of the mountain folk music can be traced back to Elizabethian England. There is even a wonderful movie about it called "Song Catchers".

Purl's Yarn Emporium/Asheville, North Carolina

There are crafts people in the mountains that raise their own sheep and llama's, dye and spin their own yarn. Living on the land, and being self sufficient draws people who want a simpler more independent life to the Western North Carolina areas.

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