Saturday, February 3, 2007

Gilbert Stuart Old Mill Day

Greetings, Rhode Island Fiberists:

I received an e-mail from Peg O'Connor at the Gilbert Stuart Homestead inviting us to participate in their upcoming Old Mill Day on Sunday, May 6 - 1pm to 4pm. This is an updated version of their annual opening day which usually celebrated the annual herring run in the stream flowing through the property. This year's event celebration will focus on the newly renovated mill.

Last year's event was a lot of fun. Sandy Chatelle, Richard and I demonstrated spinning while Jan Doyle wove our yarn. The folks who stopped by were genuinely interested, asking questions about the crafts and we even had a knitting "clinic" when someone pulled out a project which needed a bit of help.

In addition to our demo there were tours of the grounds and buildings, vendors and a johnnycake concession.

That weekend most likely will also be the Maryland Sheep & Wool weekend so I know that some folks will want to go there, but if you aren't, please consider this opportunity to participate in this event, support this great organization and have some fiber fun!

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