Friday, May 1, 2020, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30 - 4:30 pm
Welcome to the 10th Annual Show
At the Seguin/Guadalupe County Coliseum, in Seguin Texas
Admission is Free
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The process of taking flax plants from the field to fibers suitable for spinning and ultimately being used to make linen fabric is an interesting one; it has its own terminology, set of tools, and sequence of unique steps. The process of retting involves bacteria and curious smells. A wicked-looking tool such as a hackle is necessary, as is other simple equipment for carrying out other steps such as rippling, breaking, and skutching. We will be talking about and examining the flax plant before and after retting, the preparation process itself, and the tools involved in preparing the stricks of flax into the ready-to-spin line flax. We'll also talk about tow flax.
Cathy is a global nomad. She loves connecting with knitters, spinners, and other fiber people as she travels. You can follow her adventures—knitting finger puppets with the women of Chucuito, Peru; learning from lace designers in Haapsalu, Estonia; teaching lace knitting in Roscommon, Ireland; creating a documentary about the felted carpets of Kyrgyzstan; and much more—at CathleensOdyssey.com. In 2017, Cathy Fulton embarked on a “six-month” journey to Europe to meet other spinners and knitters. She brought along a “traveling scarf” to which she invited knitters and crocheters to add rows of whatever yarn and designs they chose. The scarf quickly took on a life of its own—acquiring a masculine gender, writing his own blog from his point of view, and being christened “Hamish” in Scotland—his favorite country! In this presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet Hamish and Cathy and learn about this extraordinary journey. Cathy will talk about how Hamish became a remarkable avenue for meeting locals, some of which became great friends. She will also share some of Hamish’s favorite travel stories from his blog. This event is not just for fiber people. Many people enjoy visiting with Hamish and learning how Cathy’s method of “Thematic Traveling” can be used by anyone to plan a special trip and meet locals who share their special interests. You can see an example of the display here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=568969270318313
One of my passions is Navajo style tapestry weaving. It has been my privilege to take a class at Tierra Wool at Los Ojos, New Mexico where I learned techniques particular to Navajo style weaving. I plan to share with you some of these techniques using a small frame loom and my Shetland tapestry yarn, mill spun for this purpose. baizeshetlands.weebly.com
The Livestock Conservancy is dedicated to preserving heritage breeds of domestic animals for their invaluable genetics. They promote 22 different sheep breeds and have set up a program called Shave 'Em to Save 'Em with the purpose of encouraging fiber artists to purchase and work with wool from these special sheep breeds. I plan to share with you how this program works and answer your questions at the festival. You can learn more about this program at: https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2
Yellow Rose On the Coast
January 31, 2020 11:00 - 5:00 pm
February 1, 2020 9:30 - 4:30 pm
St Mark's Episcopal Church
2727 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414