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Crafting tradition continues

Kare Makkasman shows off her weaving prowess during the Celebration of Craft Saturday. She is from Thailand and attends Tennessee Tech.

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The 20th annual Celebration of Craft was held Saturday, a light snow not dampening the spirits of hundreds of art and craft fans who drove over to the Appalachian Center for Craft, for the event.

The free event was an open house for Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Craft, located on the bluffs above Center Hill Lake near Hurricane Bridge. Visitors were treated to a day full of demonstrations ranging from glass blowing and blacksmithing to pottery-making and sewing.

“It’s really relaxing,” said Aaron Gwyn, student at the center as he spun a piece of pottery for spectators ...

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