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Kids Corner ( Kids Spinning Workshop & Meet A Lamb
On June 22nd At the Kid’s Corner Stephanie Keon-Pinkerton of Silver Lake Fibre will show kids how to spin wool into yarn on a homemade drop spindle. The kids Workshop starts at 11:00am. Calabogie Family Farm will be bringing baby lambs for the kids to meet.
Donations for the Kids Korner were Provided by:
Calabogie Family Farm will be bringing some of their sheep. Family member Natalie Wimbauer, who has been a commercial sheep shearer, will be demonstrating through out the duration of the event her outstanding skills. She will be shearing yearling ewes for their first time. This fleece, referred to as hogget, is highly prized and will be available to local spinners at the market. It is entertaining and educational to watch a skilled shearer in action.
Musical Mayhem Jam Band
The market is a vibrant place to share music with great vendors and event days. The music aspect will be hosted by MUSICAL MAYHEM. – Open Jam Band. It is a open jam and open mic format hosted by local musicians who range from beginners to old hands. Anyone that wants to play, sing or just provide rhythm support is welcome to participate. Bring your acoustic instruments and favorite songs along and join in the fun.. All music should be acoustic (we have limited access to power at the market ) and appropriate for an all ages event. Thank you and hope to have you out to share in the festivities.
Carlene Paquette, from Carp, Ontario learned to spin in 2013 and is a member of the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild. Her first wheel, called a Ladybug has a cheerful red bike wheel as the drive wheel. As a long time crocheter and knitter, trying spinning seemed like a reasonable progression. Through the guild she has also learned minimal weaving and felting skills, however spinning has become a passion and she spins most days. Over time she has added several more wheels to her stable of equipment, including a number of wheels with large bobbins focused on spinning large skeins of fat yarn. Her biggest skein to date is a jumbo skein weighing 826 grams made with beautiful alpaca fiber from a local farm in the Quebec hills near Ottawa. Carlene has processed fiber from raw through to finished yarn and she has helped out at a number of shearing days (sheep and alpaca/llama farms).
Learn more and Join Ottawa Valley Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild on facebook
Spinning Demo with Beth Briggs Also a member of the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild.
Beth has always been an avid knitter and worked for a wool shop in Montreal. When she moved here she heard about the Ottawa. Valley Weaver’s and Spinners guild. So about 4 years ago she decided to join the guild and set about learning to weave and spin. While she likes to weave spinning became her passion. She now spins everyday and really love it.
Local vendors Janet Stanley and Wendy Chaytor of Starbright Curios will be showing visitors how to needle felt creatures and decorative items.
Calabogie’s favourite fibre artist Susan Allen also of the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will be demonstrating weaving. She has been weaving beautiful scarves, shawls, blankets and tea towels for many years.
TIME & PLACE – CALABOGIE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Saturday June 22nd, 9am to 1pm the market is located at the Calabogie Community Centre, under the roof of the ice rink, The open-air sides allow fresh summer breezes and natural light. The Facility has ample parking, accessible washrooms, baby change table thanks to Calabogie WI, picnic tables, and room for plenty of fun. The community property also has a kids park and lots of open green space to enjoy with your family.