Thursday, March 8, 2007

Demo Opportunities

**Spinners and Weavers are needed to demonstrate at the Topanga Banjo, Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival, Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We will demonstrate on the porch (short section) of Old Town, across from Huckeby’s Feed & Grain Store and Brays Mercantile. Maps will be provided. You will need to bring your own chairs, water, sunscreen, and blankets or mats for your wheel. Tables will not be available.

If you drive into Old Town (before 9 am) to drop off equipment, you can’t drive out until the festival is over, approximately 7 pm. I recommend you bring a cart to haul wheels, etc. to the site. The road to Old Town is a rutted dirt road so wear comfortable shoes. You will receive free admission to the Festival. Lunch will be available from catering trucks. For additional information, access their website at

Signups for demonstrating spinning and weaving will be taken during the February, March and April meetings. Contact Rose Mary Schaefer for additional information.”

** Cowboys, Heros, and Outlaws: Passport to the American West event at historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, Saturday, June 2, 2007, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We will be demonstrating in the inner courtyard. Shade will be provided. Food will be available. This will be a hands-on demonstration of hand-carding, drop-spindles, weaving, or any 19th century skills. This demonstration must be interactive with children. Participants are encouraged to make something to take home, i.e., yarn, carded wool, bracelets, etc.

Demonstrators should wear the following clothing: long skirts, blouses, jeans, or western attire. Bring chair and rug or blanket to put your wheel on. Tables will be available for looms.

Signups will be taken during the February, March, April and May meetings. Contact Rose Mary Schaefer for additional information."

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