Where will you be this fall?

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/


Toby said...

Ooh, thanks for this list. It gives me some ideas for vacation and also reminds me that I DEFINITELY want to make it to the event in Allyn.

Amelia of Ask The Bellwether said...

But wait, there's more! How could I forget:

September 19, 2009 (Saturday) from 10-4 Whidbey Island Fabulous Fall Fiber Sale. 19 Farms and Artists will all set up tent at the Paradise Found Fiber Farm in Clinton to display, demonstrate and sell all things fiber. A map and details can all be found at www.paradisefoundfiber.com

So, Allyn or Whidbey -- there's likely an event near you that day!