2022 Craft Demonstrators
Rebecca Gilliard (Decatur, Georgia) - Rebecca is one of a long line of Sweetgrass Basket makers originally from Charleston, South Carolina. She will demonstrate the art of sweetgrass basket weaving that has been passed down from generation to generation. Each of these unique baskets is both functional and beautiful.
Rosa Hall (Bishop, Georgia) - Rosa will be making Appalachian-style brooms by hand using traditional methods and materials.
Cricket Bancroft (Athens, Georgia) - Cricket will be demonstrating the making of colorful wearables/playable art from wool and cotton fabrics and repurposed clothing.
Mary Rugg (Athens, Georgia) - Mary will be demonstrating the weaving process - from winding yarn from skein to ball using a swift; winding a warp and dressing the loom and weaving. She will have two rigid heddle looms for demonstrating and for participants to try out themselves.
Cory Momany (Athens, Georgia) – Cory is a Georgia Journeyman beekeeper and the owner of Flying Pigs honey. He will demonstrate different aspects of beekeeping and have information on resources to start beekeeping with the local bee clubs. Award-winning local honey will be for sale. Cory will have demonstration hive in his booth at the festival.
Dylan Keel (Athens, Georgia) – Dylan, of Classic City Vintage Guitars, will be demonstrating how to maintain, care for and restring your guitar, and discuss some does and don’ts of guitar ownership. Dylan will have restored guitars as well as t-shirts and hats for sale.