Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shows, Festivals and More for September and October

While I may be in momentary mourning at what appears to be the ending of summer, there is lots to look forward to throughout the fall so that I wont become a hermit in my house with my wheel.    The garden is Amazon like with its lushness which includes a thriving crop of slugs. Does anyone know a way to harvest or make money from slugs, because I sure have a bumper crop!

Second Annual Manitoba Fibre Festival
Saturday September 6, 2014, 10am-4pm
St. Norbert Community Centre AND the Arena

The Manitoba Fibre Festival gathers farmers and craftspeople to share resources. Handspinners will discover sheep and alpaca fleece straight from the shepherd, knitters will find handspun and hand-dyed yarn, and those who appreciate locally made fine craft can buy beautiful finished pieces. The Fibre Festival includes demonstrations of many crafts from ancient spinning techniques to modern needlefelting and machine knitting. Everyone is welcome to bring their own projects and join in the spinning and knitting circles.
  “Fibre crafts have a timeless appeal,” says event co-ordinator and MCC member Margaret Brook. “People of all ages are re-discovering the joys of making beautiful things by hand. Finding a local source for supplies adds to that satisfaction.”

Vendors are coming from Winnipeg, from farms around southern Manitoba, and from Saskatchewan. They offer raw fibre, knitted socks, pottery yarn bowls, felted slippers, handmade wooden spindles, woven scarfs, needlefelted sculptures, hand-hooked rugs, goat’s milk soap, handspun yarn, warm mittens, and much more. Please visit for more info.

Just so I have more room for new pottery in my storage area, aka garage, I am going
Then I have the Homespun Show in Carlyle, Saskatchewan . A big show in Saskatchewan which won a tourism award last year, so the truck will be full, full, full for the September 20 and 21st weekend. 

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