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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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Summer 2021

Beginning Woodturning, One-day workshop - Saturday, June 26, 9 am - 4 pm

In this introductory class, students will gain an understanding of the skills necessary to safely use spindle gouges and embellishing tools while operating a woodturning lathe. Partipants will turn a handle for one of several kitchen tools, such as an ice cream scoop, bottle opener or wine bottle stopper.

- Instructor: Tavern Woodworkers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 6 students.
- $80. An additional material fee ($5 to $25, depending on selected kitchen tool) is payable to the instructor at the class.

CLASS is FULL. Click here to be put on the waiting list.

 

Intro to Basket Weaving: Laundry Basket, Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This one-day class is for those who want to learn the basics of basket weaving or refresh their knowledge. All materials are provided for the basic basket. Students will create a large laundry/multi-purpose basket using a 10” wood base and several sizes and types of natural reed. Students will use twining, start/stop weaving, attach handles, creating a rim, lashing, and shaping.  This class is suitable for beginners, but experience is helpful.


- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $60. An additional $50 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

CLASS is Full. Click here to be put on the waiting list.


Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26, 27 and 28, 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.
- $125 for RHHT members and $150 for non-members.

CLASS is FULL. Click here to be put on the waiting list.

 

Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 30, 31 and August 1, 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.
- $125 for RHHT members and $150 for non-members.

CLASS is FULL. Click here to be put on the waiting list.

 

Intro to Basket Weaving: Letter Basket, Friday, August 27, 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This one-day class is for those who want to learn the basics of basket weaving or refresh their knowledge.  All materials are provided for the basic basket.  Students will learn the basics of weaving by creating this cute 7” tall basket that is suitable for a wall or table. Twining, creating a base, continuous weave, start/stop weaving, lashing, creating a handle, and shaping will be used.  Choice of natural or natural with an accent will be available in class.  Suitable for all levels, it may take up to 3 hours for first time weavers.


- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

Click Here to Register for this Class


 

 

 

 



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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