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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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Fall / Winter 2021

 

Napkin Basket Class, Friday, October 15, 9 am - 2 pm
Create a basket to hold your favorite holiday luncheon napkins. This class is suitable for beginners or newer weavers and will cover creating a base, shaping, triple twining/triple arrow weave, making a rim, lashing, decorating an open bottom, and start-stop weaving. Students will have a choice of natural reed basket or natural with a red, green, or blue accent.

- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $10 - $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Coffee-time Sip & Paint: Painting on Slate, Thursday, October 21 - 10 am - 12:30 pm

In this first "Coffee-time Sip & Paint, Celeste Johnston will lead you through the process of painting on slate to creat a unique wall hanging. No painting experience is needed.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."

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Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, November 13, 2021, 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.

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Beginner Crochet, Friday, November 19, 9 am - 2 pm
This beginner’s class will teach students the basics of crocheting with the goal of completing at least one dishcloth. Skills will include starting and creating a chain, turning, single stitch, double stitch, half double stich, creating a border, back stitch and shaping. Each student will be provided with a crochet hook and enough cotton yarn to create two 7” x 7” dishcloths: 1 in class, 1 at home.
- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $10 - $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, March 26, 27 & 28, 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.

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

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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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