Michael Hatch working on a parison on the punty.

Should Asheville be Craft City? Voting is open for American Craft Week’s Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers

Think Asheville deserves a reputation for more than beer? How about its thriving craft arts scene? Voting is under way to establish the Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers, via an online poll presented by American Craft Week. At the time this is being posted, tiny Seagrove, N.C. (population 228), is in the lead with […]

STILL LIFE WITH VAT: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Biltmore Industries’ home at Grovewood Village, and a centennial celebration is set for Saturday, June 17, noon-5 p.m. “The tours are one way for us to celebrate this milestone,” says marketing manager Ashley Van Matre.

Tours of Grovewood Village’s historic dye house start April 1

The dye house, located in historic Grovewood Village, next door to the Grove Wood Gallery, has sat empty since 1980. The building, part of Biltmore Industries, houses the original looms, carding machines and mule spinners used to make the famed homespun fabric that was worn by the likes of Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt, and first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Grace Coolidge