Viroqua Farmer's Market July 8, 2017
For those of you who know my love of basketry, I'm excited about another weaving opportunity. I'll be demonstrating for Driftless Folk School at the Farmer's Market in Viroqua on July 8th from 9:00-Noon. I'll be promoting the Folk School as well as a couple of my classes that will be held in August and September at the beautiful Driftless Folk School Campus.
This will be a big weekend as the Driftless Music Festival is being held at at Eckhart Park AND ALSO the Viroqua Bluegrass Festival at the Vernon County Fair Grounds. Lots of music and fun. What a neat opportunity! If you would like to learn more about the upcoming classes at Driftless Folk School see the Teaching Schedule Tab in the menu. Thanks for stopping by today and we hope to see you again real soon.
Bee Buzzing Market
Attic Treasures Basketry is always looking for new ways to get the word out in the community that we love beautifully woven baskets. Heck, if there is a basket of rolls on the table when we go out to dinner, my husband will ask if I'm going to examine it to see how it's made. Don't laugh. It's true!
Seriously though, I do my best to weave great baskets and each one is carefully handwoven in my Wisconsin home. My favorite basket to weave is the market basket and I have several right now that I'll be bringing to the Bee Buzzing Market at South & Main in Dalton, WI on June 10th. This is a new adventure for us. I've never done a market like this and I'm really excited about it.
Find out more about the Bee Buzzing Market and South & Main in Dalton on Facebook. While you're there be sure to stop by the Attic Treasures Basketry page to see what we're weaving and be sure to hit the "Like" button to see more of our posts. Thanks for stopping by today and we'll see you again soon.
Horicon Living History Days 2017
Good morning and welcome back to Attic Treasures Basketry. I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and I hope that you did as well. After church, we had a wonderful cookout with family. It was a gorgeous day to be outside and enjoy some sunshine! Later we were treated to a late dinner out my one of our daughters and her boyfriend. I really felt honored!
On Friday and Saturday I had the privilege of sharing my skills with the community at Horicon Living History Days at River Bend Park in Horicon, Wisconsin. I've been weaving at this event for several years and always have a great time. Fridays are open to schools so that the children have an opportunity to learn from all the crafts people and re-en-actors. In addition to weaving there are wool spinners, rope makers, blacksmiths and more.
Students that stopped by my station had the opportunity to help weave rows on some mini baskets that I set up earlier in the morning. I enjoy being able to provide a hands on project and answer questions about basket weaving
On Saturday I had a few more children stop by with parents and also worked on a large market basket as I visited with the folks touring the grounds. I have to finish the rims on most of these projects, but here is a sample of our work from the two days.
I couldn't thank my sweet hubby enough for all the hard work helping me to get ready for this event. Also the communities and the committees that host these events put a ton of work into them. Please support these events when they come to your community because they really do bring people in, build business and keep small town America a great place to visit. Time permitting I take requests for demonstrations at other events. Please use the contact form below.
Our next event will be South & Main in Dalton on June 10th. We'll have baskets for sale along with some other neat handmade items. I have a couple of nice sets of nesting baskets that are great for filling with gifts for weddings or bridal showers. There are also some patriotic theme baskets I"m sure you'll love. Visit us on Facebook for more information about this event.