Fall heritage arts classes will begin September 7

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, recently announced several upcoming heritage arts classes.

A kumihimo class will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. September 7. Members of the Tavern Spinners and Weavers Guild will teach this form of Japanese braiding that can be used to make purse handles, clothing ties, key fobs and jewelry, reported Corinne Becker. The fee is $25.

A basketmaking class will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. September 28. Basketmaker Judy Penry will provide instruction to make a miniature tobacco basket. Such baskets have been around since the 1700s, first in Kentucky and later in North Carolina, said Becker. They were very large and used to take tobacco to market. Participants will weave a basket on a 10-inch square hoop, using reed. The fee is $45 for members and $55 for others, plus an $8 materials fee, payable to the instructor.

A decorative woodburning class will be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. November 10. Woodburner Penny Mace will teach the basics and how to burn a feather and a tree. There will be a choice of two or three feathers and at least three trees, she said. Participants will complete two 4-inch by 6-inch pieces ready to frame. The fee is $45, plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Registration forms are available at www.RHHTFoundationInc.org, or call 580-3377.