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Dollmaker Charlie Patricolo will show various techniques used to make cloth dolls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18 at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft.

Inspired by a love for fabric and the sewing techniques she learned at home, Patricolo has been making dolls for more than four decades.

She honed her skills at John C. Cambell Folk School, where she also learned about weaving, spinning and dying, metalworking, clay and basket and paper making, and making dolls.

After a career in computer sales, she has returned to making dolls. She lives in the mountains of western North Carolina.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is conveniently located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Hwy. 56; turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.