By Amelia © August 27, 2009
There are so many fun shows in the spring and in the fall! September and October both see me at a variety of events. You, too, get to choose from among the many in your area. If you're on Ravelry, they've started up an event calendar here: http://www.ravelry.com/events
Spin-off maintains an event calendar in their magazine, I haven't found it on www.spinoffmagazine.com yet, but it may be available somewhere there as well.
Here are the events I'm juggling (and no, I'm not doing all of them -- cloning is not yet perfected!)
Saturday, September 12th: Opulent Art Show at The Cutting Garden in Sequim, Washington, 10-5. Lovely finished items, so you can get a hop on your holiday shopping!
Saturday, September 19th: Allyn Knit Shop's Spin In Public Celebration -- come spin with us in lovely Allyn, Washington. 10-4 under the gazebo. I'll be there with plenty of books and some Forrester Decades (yes, they came!)
Friday - Sunday, September 25-27: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon. I'm teaching beginning spindling, productive spindling, and drum carding - bring your copy of Productive Spindling for a signature, or find me, I'll be in Tea Time Garden's booth between/after classes with copies.
Saturday - Sunday, October 3-4: Taos Wool Festival in Taos, New Mexico. My mum and I are having a meet-up here, so I asked the organizers, and guess what! Yep! I'm teaching Productive Spindling and Plying Around (a wheel class -- lots of fun!) And if you are in the area, there's a Natural Color Conference the weekend before, Sept. 26-28.
Friday - Sunday, October 2-4: North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, in Sequim, Washington. This is a fun show that has grown each year. Now in its 4th year (I think), with a nice assortment of demos, vendors (Sat/Sun) and workshops (Sun). Next year I will be staying home, to volunteer and teach workshops here again. And if you like weekends away from Seattle, there are many lovely B&B's in the area, as well as our newest hotel, a Quality Inn.
And then, after all that, there is the big one, the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat or SOAR, so nearby this year! It's in Bend, Oregon! Workshops are October 25-28, and the Retreat is October 29 - November 1. I'll be working on talking a friend into going down for some of the retreat if everything is going smoothly at home.
See you at the shows!
© 27 August 2009 by Ask The Bellwether, posted at http://askthebellwether.blogspot.com/