Davidsonville Craft Day:
Whisk Broom and Crochet Workshops
January 31, 2015, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Would you like to learn skills practiced by your pioneer ancestors? Join us at Davidsonville Historic State Park for a special craft day as crafters from the Ozark Folk Center teach the basic skills of crocheting and broom making.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Whisk Broom Workshop: Before vacuums were invented brooms were the only way to clean the floors in your home. Pioneers living on the frontier usually had to make their own brooms from whatever material they had on hand. Sign up for this workshop and learn how to make your very own whisk broom with broom maker Shawn Hoefer. The deadline to register is January 23. Admission is $20 per person.
1-4 p.m. Beginners Crochet Workshop: The art of crocheting has been practiced for hundreds of years. When women came to Arkansas Territory they used the skill to crochet items like table cloths and shawls to decorate their homes and have pretty things to wear. Sign up for this workshop and learn the basic skills of crocheting with the Ozark Folk Center craft director, Jeanette Larson. The deadline to register is January 29. Admission is $10 per person.

You may register for one or both workshops. If you choose to take both classes please bring your lunch. All supplies will be provided and you can take home what you make. Please call 870-892-4708 for more details and to register. Davidsonville Historic State Park is located on Highway 166, fifteen minutes south of Pocahontas.