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WOW! that’s right… as of 8/22 we have 18 students signed up for our dynamic concurrent 4 and 8 shaft workshop with renowned weaver, teacher, and lecturer – Jette Vandermeiden! Don’t miss out! Only two openings left! More information on this workshop can be found under the “Workshop tab” on our website. Please contact Nancy Curtiss, workshop chair, to inquire about openings.
Be sure to join us this coming Tuesday at 7PM at Farmpark for our second of two fiber studies this year. This time we’ll be looking at wool… what are its properties, and how does this affect your project? Join Nancy, Jan, Nora and Susan for a lively panel discussion of wool and how it’s used in felting, spinning, knitting and weaving. There will be time for Q & A, and plenty of samples to see and touch to give you inspiration for your projects!
Don’t forget that our room is open at 6PM for early arrivals. Come and bring your current portable project and take a little time to work, or to share it with others!
See you on Tuesday.
Come join us Saturday August 15, from noon until 7pm at the Raccoon Music Festival. Bring your portable project and enjoy a day filled with great music and friends.
Drop me an email if you are able to make it so I can keep an eye out for you when you arrive. email@example.com
Below are the details.
CENTURY VILLAGE MUSEUM
14653 East Park Street
(South end of Burton Square)
(Rt. 168 & Rt. 87)
Burton, Ohio 44021
440 834 1492
Admission: $10 for 13 Years and Older
$4 for 6 – 12 Years
Free for 5 Years and Under
2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12 pm – The Polka Pirates — Polka
1 pm — The Portersharks – Irish
2 pm — The SpYder Stompers & Sister Sugar Pie – Pre- War Country Blues
3 pm — Free-Range Pickin’ -- Bluegrass
4 pm — Mariachi Santa Cecilia — Mariachi
5 pm –Acadian Driftwood — Cajun
6 pm — Square Dance — with caller Lynn Frederick & the house old-time players
12 pm — New Orleans Jazz Ensemble
1 pm — Wallace Coleman’s Blues Folk — Blues
2 pm — Pete McDonald — Children’s Songs
3 pm — The Five Islands — Eclectic Traditional Music
4 pm — The Whitehouse Brothers — Old-Time
5 pm — Sacred Harp — Traditional Appalachian Singing
2 pm — Laura Lewis Kovac –Clogging
3 pm –Mark Olitsky — Beginning Old-Time Banjo
4 pm — Rick Campbell — Beginning Bluegrass Banjo
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2 pm — Kite Flying
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Bill Kennedy — Host of WCSB Radio’s Sweeney Astray — Main Stage Emcee
Jeremy Wohlken – Tee Shirt Artist
Historical Village Buildings & Crossroads Museum Store Open
Spontaneous Jamming — Start a Jam and Play all Day
Food for Sale (but you can bring your own, too)
Bring Chairs or Blankets
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FESTIVAL MISSION: To showcase performers of traditional folk music common to America, including old-time, bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, blues, and more and to bring together the essential supporters of American roots music in a historic beautiful setting.
EVENT DETAILS: Local and regional musicians will perform traditional folk music common to America in a continuous series of concerts throughout the day on one main stage beginning at noon. Workshops/performances will take place in the old church. There will be a square dance to end the festivities. Everybody is welcome to dance – no experience necessary. All dances will be taught on the spot. The dance will run from approximately 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. In addition to excellent music and historical exhibits, there will be activities for children. Food, refreshments, CDs from the performers, and festival t-shirts will be available for purchase. And as always, musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. Spontaneous jamming is strongly encouraged. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! If it rains, the event will take place inside, so don’t let any wet weather scare you away!
As of July 31, we have 15 weavers registered for our November workshop with international weaver and lecturer, Jette Vandermeiden! This will be an exciting event, and with only 5 places left we hope that if you’re not already signed up that you’ll consider joining us in November. More information is available on the workshops tab at wrspinweave.org – please contact Nancy Curtiss for openings.
Please visit our Newsletter page on the Members site to peruse the current newsletter.
Historic Art in Historic Places ~ July 18, 2015 ~ 10am – 4pm
G.A.R. Hall ~ Peninsula, Ohio
Welcome Textile Group!
Your group has been invited to participate in the second annual “Historic Art in Historic Places” sponsored by the Peninsula Foundation and held in the historic and beautiful G.A.R. Hall. This will be a day of demonstrations, education, and creativity for both the public and the participants.
Here are the details for the day’s event and how your group might participate.
~ Your group will be given an area for set-up where you may use displays explaining your craft.
~ Have members demonstrating your craft and answering questions
~ Have something “hands-on” for the public to try
~ Provide kits that can be purchased by the public and taught at the event by members
~ Your group may also sell items related to your craft. ( supplies, other kits, finished pieces)
~ You may set up shifts for your volunteer members
~ This is a volunteer event and there is no fee for participation.
~ Your group would keep any proceeds from selling kits and other items related to your craft.
~ Your group will be provided with tables and chairs, but all other materials will be provided by each group.
Please, feel free to contact us with any other questions. We are very excited to bring this event to Peninsula again this summer. We are looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.
Karen Walters Rebekah Smith
Peninsula Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that our next meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 28. Our program will be on Braids, presented by Tracy Jackson, and we’ll have a Tips-n-Tricks for the handspinner. See you at 7PM!
So what have you been up to over this long cold winter? Hopefully, the snow and below freezing temps encouraged you to stay indoors and work on your fiber art of choice! Whether your project is finished or unfinished…. take a picture of it and send it to Cheryl with one sentence describing what you’re doing! Not camera savvy when it comes to point, click and post? Then why not write up a paragraph on a class that you’ve taken, or a new fiber skill that you’re learning. Maybe you’re a member of one of our SIGs…. tell everyone why you joined, and what you’ve learned thus far! We want to hear all about it! Our faithful newsletter editor Cheryl will be putting together our April/May edition of the guild newsletter at the end of this month. Please submit your item of interest to her by Saturday, March 21.
The 2015 Yearbook is now available on the Members’ site to download and print. Log in and click on the “Yearbook” tab. Those that receive the newsletter via USPS will get theirs in the mail.
As a side note – if anyone wants to sign up for the JoAnn Fabric VIP club, a copy of this Yearbook is a great proof of guild membership. The VIP club allows the cardbearer to receive 10% off their purchase at any time (but not in conjunction with any other offer or coupon).