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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WInter Woolen Workshop, Promo Post #1

Come sit here with me for a minute!
Let me tell you about a local event coming up that might interest you. 
You're not from around here?  Bah! You might enjoy at least imagining you can attend...

In fact, I'm going to give this festival two days worth of blogosphere attention.  For one thing, it's worth it.  For another, I've committed myself to a daily blog post for a week here, so why in the world would I cram all the photos and info into one post when they could easily fill two?? What festival? The Winter Woolen Workshop, held in Kokomo, Indiana.

You can get the  Kokomo Historical Society's perspective here. But, in my opinion, the festival is almost as lovely as a day of personal retreat.

Held at the beautiful Seiberling Mansion and Elliott House, the environment is dark wood, old world, brocade-and-lace museum-esque, but you'll see that in the pictures of Friday's post.

As to the fiber-arts-diversity of the festival, the historical society's article offers the following information:
 Participants may enjoy the all-day workshops and demonstrations in early samplers, colonial painting, punch needle embroidery, rug hooking, spinning and weaving, hand quilting, tatting, rug punch, needle felting and knitting and crocheting. "There are so many things to try, like learning to hand quilt," Notaro said.
A number of clubs, groups and guilds, some with names as colorful as their handiwork, will provide demonstrations and...More than 30 vendors will sell items relating to these arts, such as quilting material and punch-needle embroidery, inside the Elliott House. The event will include make-it-and-take-it projects and demonstrations. Those attending may bring a project from home to work on, or try something new at the workshop. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for classes with the clubs and guilds.

See there? I told you that you'd enjoy imagining you were there! And if there's a chance you could attend, it happens February 22 and 23.
Don't worry.  I'll remind you when it gets close to time to go.

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