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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - May 18 2011 :  09:38:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did someone say glass blowing yet? :)

Farmgirl #2879 :)
Starbucks and sushi to green fried tomatoes and corn pudding-I wouldn't change it for the world.
www.cattleandcupcakes.blogspot.com
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rebekahj
True Blue Farmgirl

128 Posts

Rebekah
Santa Cruz CA
USA
128 Posts

Posted - May 18 2011 :  09:53:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My grandpa owned a fix-it shop that he ran out of his garage when I was a kid. People would bring in appliances, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, etc. and he would repair them for a small fee. These days people just throw them in the garbage and buy new ones.

Urban-Farmgirl Sister #2173
http://chicken-merry.blogspot.com/
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sunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

4877 Posts

Wendy
Utah
USA
4877 Posts

Posted - May 19 2011 :  05:47:27 AM  Show Profile  Send sunshine a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I went to BYU thank you for the nice comments on my blog I am actually getting back into printing ( letterpress) and I want to do glass blowing there is a place near by that does it I keep meaning to call them and see if they teach classes
in Utah
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Originally posted by Lady Woodworker

Hi Wendy,

What college is that? I wish my college had offered such courses. That sounds like an exceptionally wonderful place.
I checked out your blog too. Your crochet work is amazing! I love those pretty lacy gloves.

Nice to hear from you,

Karen (Lady Woodworker)

Farmgirl Sister # 2419



have a lovely day and may God bless you and keep you safe
Farmgirl Sister #115
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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - May 19 2011 :  10:35:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Basketweaving. :) My sis-in-law brought back a beautiful hand-made basket from jamaica...it was gorgeous!

Farmgirl #2879 :)
Starbucks and sushi to green fried tomatoes and corn pudding-I wouldn't change it for the world.
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rebekahj
True Blue Farmgirl

128 Posts

Rebekah
Santa Cruz CA
USA
128 Posts

Posted - May 19 2011 :  10:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Megan: I bet that was gorgeous!

Urban-Farmgirl Sister #2173
http://chicken-merry.blogspot.com/
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cynfullypurple
True Blue Farmgirl

190 Posts

Cynthia
Endwell NY
USA
190 Posts

Posted - May 20 2011 :  04:35:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a guy who comes to the Ithaca Farmers Market who does basket weaving and he actually shows you how he does it because he's always working on something while he's there. He even brings the logs that he strips the bark from! His baskets are beautiful, but unfortunately for me, way out of my price range right now

It is wonderful though to watch him working. Such craftsmanship!


Cyn~
Farmgirl #2817

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - May 21 2011 :  06:10:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And what about calligraphy!? My mom used to make money doing calligraphy for stores around town. Computers nixed that!

Farmgirl #2879 :)
Starbucks and sushi to green fried tomatoes and corn pudding-I wouldn't change it for the world.
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cynfullypurple
True Blue Farmgirl

190 Posts

Cynthia
Endwell NY
USA
190 Posts

Posted - May 21 2011 :  06:38:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Calligraphy is something I've always wanted to try my hand at (no pun intended)

Maybe one of these days I'll find the time amongst all the other things I'd like to try...


Cyn~
Farmgirl #2817


"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


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cranberryrose55
Farmgirl in Training

48 Posts

Jan
San Jose California
48 Posts

Posted - May 21 2011 :  3:34:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welding is not an old art, but because the trades are not taught in schools anymore. we are running short of welders.

Jan--

Have hope in your heart, and darkness has no home.

Edited by - cranberryrose55 on May 21 2011 3:35:11 PM
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AmberNWichita
True Blue Farmgirl

113 Posts

Amber
Wichita Kansas
USA
113 Posts

Posted - Jun 06 2011 :  2:32:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Amish community near my town has recently lost their wheel wright without anyone to replace him.


I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
Henry IV
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QI-TAH GIRL
Farmgirl at Heart

2 Posts

Jenny
Oconomowoc Wisconsin
USA
2 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2011 :  11:01:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are more of these so called lost arts professions out there than some may realize. I know two blacksmiths-yes, that is their job-and my chiropractor just had a midwife deliver her baby.

mitakuye oyasin
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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2011 :  5:21:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Midwives who work outside of a doctors office are becoming very in-demand.

Farmgirl #2879 :)
Starbucks and sushi to green fried tomatoes and corn pudding-I wouldn't change it for the world.
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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2038 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2038 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2011 :  10:42:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My goodness this thread is sounding a lot like those "Foxfire" books from the 70's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxfire_(magazine) I am inspired, I'm going to see if I can find any of them online in "used books".


You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands - You shall be happy and it shall be well with you. -Psalm 128.2
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JILLSEWSIT
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

JILL
RACINE WI
USA
22 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2011 :  6:35:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, There non-tech jobs everyway. I think they will become more in demand; we are absolutely a consumer people. There will be less & less plastic. Make it your goal. There are welders. I know one here; he's independent. I just worked a fairly popular flea market selling some of my stuffand made decent money. There are hundreds of people who do flea markets and craft fairs.
My real concern is that when I went shopping for a heavy bedspread not made in China, Mary Jane's version was made in China. To me that is not understandable. I know what China has done to our economy, our air, it's own people. No one wil listen to a list of China's gross wrongs. My family lived in Taipei, Taiwan for 2 yrs. Find someone else to do your work, Mary Jane. Disappointed, Jill
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Wildcrafter
True Blue Farmgirl

340 Posts

Suzanne
Burlington WA
USA
340 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2011 :  07:09:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm an herbalist, wildcrafter and forager.


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Cedar Mountain Herb School and Botanicals
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marmieto12
True Blue Farmgirl

213 Posts

laura
utah
USA
213 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2011 :  07:37:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I trained and worked as a midwife for many years. I am finding it continues to grow. I have taught others to make soap, can and bake bread. I would like to offer classes, weekend workshops..someday :)


Laura~Dreaming of big girl farm...

Farmgirl # 148


Farm Girl Projects http://justsimplythegirls.blogspot.com

My Vinyl Decor Business
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Rejena
True Blue Farmgirl

149 Posts

Rejena
WY
USA
149 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2011 :  05:01:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My son is a budding blacksmith. He's fourteen. Has been working on it for two years and continues to find the challenges and new experiences exciting enough to go out there and get all coal dusty. (His fav. part is freaking me out when he comes in looking like a coalmine kid!)

We are moving to WY in the next few months. I hope he can connect out there with some greats as he did here in Pennsylvania.

Anyone know any great blacksmiths in WY?

Rejena

www.violetacresfarm.com
"Kid Run Boer Goat Farm"
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KatTylee
True Blue Farmgirl

230 Posts

Katrina
Mitchell Nebraska
USA
230 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2012 :  07:39:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rejena,

Where at in Wyoming? I know one in the Jackson Hole area, or did, and can find out one in Pinedale, but I don't know elsewhere. My dad was a farrier/blacksmith for almost 30 years. I'm sure I could find a few names for you.

~"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
— Oscar Wilde~
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DebbiE
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Debra
Kennebunk Maine
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2012 :  2:18:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,
There are blacksmiths out there. My son in law is a farrier, and there is are schools of blacksmithing around, you just have to look for them.


Maine Farmgirl, weaving a life.
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DebbiE
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Debra
Kennebunk Maine
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2012 :  2:22:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someone mentioned weavers. There are a few small weaving mills around. There are a couple in Maine and some specialized places across the country. I have been weaving for years and there are many weavers around. Not many of us trying to make a living at it though.
DebbiE

Maine Farmgirl, weaving a life.
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cranberryrose55
Farmgirl in Training

48 Posts

Jan
San Jose California
48 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2012 :  9:43:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While at the doctor's office opened a March Country Living, the article in it said if you knew how to upload a file, you could create your own fabric. The company- Spoonflower will print your design on fabric. http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome. An endangered job is as designing your own product and making it with your handmade
fabric. Weaving takes time to warp the loom, and people won't pay me for the quality of the yarn and my time. Toymaker- a mom made one of a kind stuffed animals from cloth she designed at spoonflower.

A servant is one who gets excited about making somebody else successful!
anonymous
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2340 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2340 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2012 :  7:39:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can print your own fabric on your home computer. It's great for repairing quilts or mending, etc.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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cranberryrose55
Farmgirl in Training

48 Posts

Jan
San Jose California
48 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2012 :  10:07:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How do you get your printer to take in cloth? Also, is there a program that you like to design your fabric?
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annie314
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

Ann
Topeka Kansas
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2012 :  07:34:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What I would like to find is a shoemaker. I have some wonderful old shoes that aren't made anymore. They're falling apart to the point they are no longer wearable. I'd love to find someone to custom make me a new pair.

Meandering to the beat of a different drummer
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Prairie Gypsy
True Blue Farmgirl

806 Posts

Tammy
Wolford North Dakota
USA
806 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2012 :  07:18:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's a group that's trying to keep blacksmithing from dying off. I'm not at home so I don't have the magazine with the name of the group on hand. For Valentine's Day I got my fiance a gift certificate for 4 hours of private lessons with a master blacksmith. He absolutely loved it. I'll probably give him the same thing for his birthday next month. He absolutely loved it and hopes to be able to build a forge at home.

Farmgirl Sister # 2363
http://twilightburrough.blogspot.com/
Warren, MI
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