Peggy and I will be demonstrating at the Katy Folk Life Festival the beginning of next month. Save the date! It's April 1st from 9 am to 4 pm at the Welch Outdoor Learning Center just west of the Katy High School complex in beautiful Katy, TX.
We have never demonstrated at this festival before. This is their 32nd year and despite all the years of living in the Katy area, I've never gone to check it out. I'm really excited about going. Peggy will have her spinning wheel and I'll have a Saori loom. We were invited by Geri Woodhouse who lives just a couple of streets from Peggy and is a phenomenal weaver. I took Geri's tapestry weaving class several years ago and am fortunate to own one of her pieces.
The festival costs $1 to get in and provides an amazing number of demonstrators along with lots of kid projects to keep the little ones, regardless of age, busy and interested. You can walk the nature trails, check out the duck pond and see exhibits in the science and history classrooms. But for this day, out under the trees are so many things to watch and participate in. Here is a partial list: blacksmithing, honey bees, pioneer soldier re-enactments, dulcimer players, hand quilting, soap making, homing pigeons, cheese making, fiddle players, woodworking, wildlife rehabilitation, archery, pioneer clothes washing, pottery clay, gourd painting, corn shelling and grinding, rag doll making, calligraphy, tin punching. And, of course, spinning and weaving. You get the idea. Lots to do and see!
So pack up the kids and come on out. Hopefully the weather will be cool and breezy and the heat and rain will be on vacation that day. I have no idea where we will be but come and find us. We would love to see you!