Edom

Edom established itself as an arts community years ago. The town formed in 1855 and quickly became a major stopover site for lumberjacks, freighters, traders and cattle drives. By the 1860s, its roads were lined with churches and saloons, as well as a wagon factory, sawmill, hotel, leather-goods shop, tannery, school and cemetery. Farming flourished as the community grew and by 1914, the community had added four general stores and a cotton gin. The mid to latter twentieth century saw many rural communities, including Edom, shrink as people left for the cities. In 1971, though, potter Doug Brown moved to town, soon followed by other artists who purchased several old buildings along Farm Road 279 and established the annual Edom Festival of the Arts that has helped turn the town into a regional draw. Today, art shops in the downtown area include Potters Brown, Zeke & Marty, Ken Carpenter Jewelry, Arbor Castle Birdhouses, and The Old Firehouse Gallery. A nationally-recognized restaurant, The Shed Café receives visitors daily from all over Texas and beyond. www.visitedom.com

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Edom Events

February 22, 2017

Rug Finishing Techniques Class

There are many interesting ways to finish the edge of a hooked rug. Edge your mat with silk or wool, crochet a border or proddy the edge. Class...

February 25, 2017

Wool Dyeing Class

Learn the basics of hand dyeing your own wool for rug hooking or applique. This is a hands on class. Instruction includes information on dyes,...

Crystal Yates
February 25, 2017

Crystal Yates

Inspired by classic country singer songwriters like Merle Haggard and Motown artists like Etta James, Crystal Yates infectiously fuses soul,...

February 25, 2017

Copper Garden Art Making Class

Make a piece of handmade copper garden art in class. You will be soldering using an oxygen and acetylene torch. No skills are required. Bring...

Bunny Making with Felt Class
March 2, 2017

Bunny Making with Felt Class

Create darling bunnies out of colorful wool roving. Easter is right around the corner. Class includes a kit with all supplies needed. 

March 4, 2017

Embroidery Class

Learn the basics of embroidery stitches, styles, threads and needles. Practice the fine art of embroidery creating a fun, whimsical butterfly...

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