Come and discover the traces of the Civil War left intact on the walls of the Goff House and enjoy an active weaving & textile studio where we are studying traditional and contemporary techniques in weaving, quiltmaking, rug hooking, spinning, knitting, embroidery. We also specialize in theme related antiques…
"I am a utilitarian folk artist. A dyer, spinner, weaver, piecer, and quilter. As a weaver I specialize in rag weaving utilizing the materials I have at hand. I have always found myself fascinated by the creative approaches that people have used to create folk art from scrap. The handmade textiles you find here at The Goff House Weaving & Textile Studio reflect that spirit of wasting not.
The textiles of our culture create memories for us to pass on and it is my hope that The Goff House becomes a place to share technique & inspiration as well as product with integrity. Come and browse, shop or partake in a workshop inspired by the Heritage arts of our Appalachian Region of the Potomac Highlands."
The original part of the house dates back to 1795 and most of the present structure was built before the Civil War. Goff was a prominent Beverly lawyer and Colonel in the Beverly militia. He purchased the house in 1830 and during the Civil War he and his family fled South.
The house functioned as an official US Army hospital: "The Beverly Union Hospital," as the original penciled eight-foot-long sign reads on one of the walls.
After the War, Goff commissioned Lemuel Chenoweth to add a wrap around porch to the house.
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