Desoto State Park

Serious Skills Series: Leaf Pounding Class

Event Dates:
April 22, 2022, 9:00 am
April 22, 2022, 11:00 am
DSP SSS Leaf Pounding

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park

Serious Skills Series: Leaf Pounding Class

Hosted by DeSoto State Park. The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests, and park visitors.


Leaf pounding is a simple, stunning technique, historically used by Cherokee women to decorate fabric. Pounding with a rock or a hammer transfers the natural dyes of a leaf to fabric while retaining the design of the original leaf. In this class, join DeSoto State Park Naturalist Brittney Hughes on a quick walk to ID leaves that can be used for leaf pounding, then get a chance to unleash your creativity to make a beautiful and unique piece of fabric to take home. Participants can also bring their own fabric like t-shirts, handkerchiefs, pillowcases, etc. as long as it is 100% cotton. This class is for ages 8 to adult.

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022 (Earth Day)

Time: 9:00-11:00

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama (Location disclosed at time of registration)

Fee: $10.00 -includes all supplies. Class space is limited, pre-registration is required for attendance in this class. Email to sign up or for more info. This class will be held outside under a covered pavilion, be prepared for whatever weather conditions are present.