Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Festival

Saturday the South Jersey Guild of Spinners and Handweavers held their Show and Sale at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ.  The annual event features about 100 crafters and vendors.  The food vendors were selling apple cider, apple pies, apple donuts, apple ice cream in addition to the usual hotdogs, cheese steaks and sodas.  What an array of enticing aromas.

Several of our members, including me, arrived there at 7:30 am to begin the set up.  We hung the displays featuring the weaving and spinning talents of our members.  Some of the items were for sale while others were for display purposes only.

Our booth generated lots of interest.  April Lippet-Faczak and Nancy Turner’s spinning demonstrations attracted a lot of attention.  Trisha Goodstein brought a rigid heddle loom which was available to anyone who wanted to try weaving.  This was a favorite of the children who stopped by to watch and participate.  Rae Turner was busy felting a doll face,  I was demonstrating tapestry and Janis Hawes provided a card weaving demonstration.

 We had a great day despite some periods of rain.  The sun did came out later in the afternoon.  In addition to bringing spinning and weaving to the public eye, another benefit of the show was the opportunity to spend time with our fellow guild members.








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