BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Don't Miss Fiber Twist October 27th & 28th
I love the month of October – the weather, the changing colors of the falling leaves, the anticipation of a fire in the fireplace and knitting on the needles. In New England, fall is a great time to be outside enjoying our landscape and celebrating at harvest festivals before the real weather sets in. This year, I’ll be doing a bit of traveling to promote my book - including Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Fair.
But there’s one very special event you might like to come to and its right here in my home county. Fiber Twist happens on the 27th and 28th of October. I’m setting up a small booth at the Marketplace and I’ll be signing books and selling kits. The marketplace is full of friendly vendors and exotic fibers. NOTE THAT THE MARKETPLACE IS ONLY OPEN ON SATURDAY THE 27TH! Several farms are open to the public both days. You can visit llamas, yaks, alpacas, sheep, angora goats and more. The farms are scattered throughout the county and the whole thing is a great adventure.
If you are looking for a place to stay, check out my friend Donna’s House on the Hill in Greenfield. We’re only 2 hours from Boston and 1 hour north of Hartford. Franklin County is one of the best kept secrets of Massachusetts – great food, agriculture, natural wonders, outdoor adventures. And if you do come, make sure you stop by my booth at Memorial Hall on Saturday.
Diane Kanzler has done a great job at organizing Fiber Twist. I think it is going to be one of those festivals that grows larger over the years. Right now, it still has a very friendly feeling – something that the big fiber fairs like Rhinebeck, Maryland and Stitches have lost. So if you can, discover this gem in its infancy when it is still fun and a giant secret.
And check out the Artwork page on my website where I now offer this postcard of our sheep in packs of 10 for $7.50. You can buy it with the handy dandy new shopping cart feature of my website (thanks again to Lori and Chris)!