RECENT PODCASTS

023 An Overview of Flintknapping with Mike Cook

This week we're talking flintknapping-- learning about making and using stone arrowheads and knives. We discuss the knapping from a high level perspective, with a little bit of how-to and the principles involved, a bit of considerations for using your stone blades and...

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021 Introduction to Scrimshaw with Rich Williams

  Scrimshaw, the mariners art. I loved learning about this traditional folk art! Many of you know that I tend to personally lean towards the traditional rural/peasant crafts-- what would have been common practice by people living their daily lives. I love to learn...

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019 Willow Chair Making with Justin Roberts

  Rustic looking bent willow chairs. I think of them as being a product of the Great Depression, others think of them as being emblematic of gypsies. . . Regardless, they look like they would be fun to make! Knowing how to make these willow chairs is one of those...

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016 Rug Braiding with Dianne Tobias

Rug Braiding, a unique American craft developed as a way of turning scrap cloth into something useful. . . and gorgeous too! Learn about the craft of making traditional braided rugs as well as the art form it has evolved into. In this episode we discuss the origins of...

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011 Native American Flutes with Charlie Mato-Toyela

Great episode with Charlie from over at Blue Bear Flutes! I discovered Charlie while lost on Youtube distracting myself from actually doing my taxes like I was supposed to be...... He has some great videos that explains and demystifies flute making in a way that makes...

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009 Traditional Winter Camping with Kielyn Marrone

What do you do in the winter? Do you get out and enjoy nature throughout the year or do you stay indoors and hibernate for the cold and snowy season? As we get partway through winter I'd love to challenge you to do the former. I know winter is starting to feel long...

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006 Knowledge Vs Experience

What's the difference between intellectually knowing something and having actually done it? Does having made/done something help you retain the knowledge more fully? In this episode I unpack some of my recent thoughts on knowledge vs experience and how I need to spend...

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005: Weaving with Willow

Picture courtesy of hearthfolkschool.com It’s willow time! Nick LaHaise joins us on the podcast to discuss willow basket weaving. He’s been teaching at several of the traditional skills gatherings for a few years and is co-founder of the Hearth Folk School where he...

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004: Bark Tanning Rabbit Hides

Bark Tanned Rabbit Furs-- Photo courtesy oakandsmoketannery.co.uk Fur Tanning I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had somewhat mediocre luck with brain tanning furs. I turn out a serviceable buckskin, but when I leave the hair on they always turn out a little on...

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003: Traditional Mead Making with Jereme Zimmerman

Do YOU Brew? Guest expert and mead brewer extraordinaire Jereme Zimmerman It seems like there has been an explosion in the popularity of homebrewing in recent years-- unless I’ve just been living under a rock and somehow hadn't noticed it before! More and more often I...

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001: Welcome to Folk Craft Revival!

Welcome, and thanks for being here! Below is a brief summary of the episode and some of my thoughts on starting this podcast and what I would like it to become. Who Am I? I’m an all around tinkerer! I like to make, create, attempt and do traditional skills! I started...

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