Rhody Gem: September 2019

Fayerweather House – So Rhode Island


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What it is:

A non-profit dedicated to preserving and sharing the decorative arts. Fayerweather House offers free demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and craft events. A range of goods handmade by members are also available for purchase.

Where to find it:

Find Fayerweather House in a modest white home, circa 1820, along Route 138 at the junction of Route 108 in Kingston, a quarter mile east of the main entrance to URI.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

“Visiting Fayerweather House is like stepping back in time,” begins nominator Sallie Sirhal. “From the 18-inch floorboards and three-sided fireplace to perusing a wealth of hand-crafted, hand-knit, hand-hooked, and hand-turned items made by the local artisans of the Fayerweather Craft Guild. Find cribbage boards, toys, pickles, jams and jellies, and so much more.” Also on display is a bicentennial quilt featuring 30 scenes of South County, hand-quilted by 32 Fayerweather artisans. “Whether shopping for yourself or for a gift, knowing that the items for sale are unique and hand made with care by local artists makes each purchase feel special.”

Fayerweather House
1859 Mooresfield Road (Rte 138), Kingston