Education/Outreach opportunity for the Guild: Spotswood Elementary School Colonial Day

This is regarding an Education/Outreach opportunity for the Guild: I had mentioned at the Guild meeting on Saturday that there is a request from Spotswood Elementary School in Spotsylvania to demonstrate fiber arts at their Colonial Day. They only involve the Fourth Grade, and in multiple groups, so the experience isn’t overwhelming. But the date snuck up on me – it’s Monday, December 14th!

So of course they’d like to know right away if we can be there. I have committed to demonstrate spinning on a wheel, but it would be wonderful to have someone who can demonstrate combing or carding, or weaving or dyeing. Or someone could demonstrate spindle –spinning, or knitting/crochet. Or I could do one of those and someone else could use a wheel. They are especially interested in a Weaver. Or a Seamstress. I know some of you know a LOT more than I do about the Colonial period and clothing of the times, etc.

Your participation would mean a lot to my daughter Sarah, who is actually in the fourth grade this year. Who can come out for a few hours to support the next generation of fiber artists? Keep the crafts alive!