Crossnore Weavers continues a tradition for The Crossnore School begun by founder Mary
Martin Sloop in 1920. “Our aim,” Sloop wrote in an early catalog, “—to keep alive an almost forgotten art; to cherish in the young people of these mountains a reverence for this art;
to provide a means of livelihood and pleasure for women and girls; to furnish
homes with beautiful and lasting material.” These efforts provided unprecedented
job oppourtities for women of the isloated, impoverished area means of promoting and sustaining a growing school and children’s home.opportunities for women of the isolated, impoverished area as well as a tangible means of promoting and sustaining a growing school and children’s home.
Today, weavers taught by early Weaving Program staff still practice their art on antique looms as they welcome visitors to The Crossnore School. An on-site museum details the history of weaving at The Crossnore School and pays tribute to the weavers who helped craft it. As always, all proceeds from the sale of handwoven goods benefit the children of The Crossnore School, a private, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation whose mission is to provide hope and healing to
children from families in crisis. Each year, approximately 250 of North Carolina’s abused, abandoned and neglected children call The Crossnore School their home. Visit Crossnore Weavers: A Working Museum on The Crossnore School campus and see “where hope is woven by hand.”means of promoting and sustaining a growing school and children’s home.
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