A quick note to invite one and all up to the Monteagle Assembly on Wednesday, July 23, for the annual cottage tour and bazaar.
I mention this because a) I’m in charge of the thing and I am getting a little nervous about it. But more important, b) there will be one fiberlicious booth among the 31 vendors with a beautiful range of lovely yarns and handcrafts.
Sewanee resident and author of Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters and the classic Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook Lynne Vogel is hosting a booth with tasty stuff from her line of fiber and yarn, as well as beautiful things from other fiber artists:
Jan Quarles . . . “Daily Fibers” line of yarn and fiber plus some felted items.
Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts, San Juan Capistrano, CA . . . some of her gorgeous sock yarn, some luxury fibers and three of her beautiful handwoven scarves. If you can’t make it to Monteagle, here’s her tasty Etsy shop.
Diane Getty of Sewanee/Baltimore, MD . . . screen print silk scarves.
Pam Harris of Whitwell, TN . . . handspun yarn and knitted items.
Blaine Harkins of Apex, NC . . . hand felted scarves.
Linda Matherly . . . hand dyed silk scarves.
Bazaar is 9 am-4 pm.
Cottage tour is 1-4 pm. Five wonderful cottages will be open, and it’s a great chance to tour the grounds and see what it’s like up here. There will be food vendors for lunch.
Directions: Take 1-24 to Monteagle, TN exit. Then follow this map to the Assembly. Follow the Cottage Tour signs to the North Gate, hop out, pay your ten bucks, and have a great time. I’ll be running around looking kind of sweaty and worrying if the bake sale cupcakes are going to melt. The 25-cent book sale is sure to be a highlight–I’ve got all the books in the back of my car, so believe me when I say I know about this.
It’s going to be fun!–hope to see you guys up there.
PS I totally stole the photo above from Lynne’s blog. I doubt that particular handspun will be there, but there will be plenty otherwise. UPDATED TO ADD: I just heard from Meg Manning, friend of MDK and proprietor of the destination yarn shop Yarn Expressions in Huntsville, Ala. She points out that the fabby handspun at the top is in fact HERS, and Lynne used her photo when blogging about a spinning workshop at Yarn Expressions. Excellent spinning, Meg . . .