Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lake Country Weavers

The Lake Country Weavers had their biennial Sale & Demonstration this past Saturday, October 2nd, held at the UCC Church in Eagle River, WI, during Cranberry Fest weekend.  I managed to snap some photos before the first shuttle bus arrived.  Members had their work for sale and various fiber arts were demonstrated.

Carol Stone, of Presque Isle, WI, weaving on a 4 shaft table loom.


Vicki Reuling, of Three Lakes, WI, demonstrating on a rigid heddle loom.



Navajo weaving demonstration.


Mary Jackl, of Phelps, WI, spent the day spinning.


The church pews were completely covered with Mary Jackl's rag rugs.


More of Mary Jackl's rag rugs.
Mary Jackl, What-a-View Farm, Phelps, WI, is a very productive rag rug weaver, having over 300 of her rugs for sale at her home studio/shop.  She also spins beautiful beaded yarns and makes felted hats.


Cassandra Nass preparing for a needle-felting demonstration.
Cassandra and Norm Nass, of Land O'Lakes, WI, raise angora goats.  Cassandra's specializes in spinning and needle-felting.  Her needle-felted sheep are very popular.


Ellie Lapp, of Land O'Lakes, WI, does beautiful rug-hooking.

Ellie brought a display of her work.

Janice Zindel, Shuttle Works Studio, at the 1908 Gearhart sock machine.

I was demo'ing the sock machine, but was so intent on getting photographs of the other guild members, I never got a photo of my setup.  This is a sock machine demo from last September.  A lot of people did enjoy watching the sock machine and asking questions.  It was a very enjoyable day!  

5 comments:

MadCityMike said...

Beautiful post. What a wealth of knowledge and expertise was available that day!

Sherri Woodard Coffey said...

Looks like great fun!

evelynoldroyd said...

What a great looking Sale & Demo. That was a lot of rag rugs!

Benita said...

Look at all that talent!! That rug hooker does lovely work and all those rugs! What a great show.

Deb Lueders said...

Nice post, Jan! You do a super job! What a great way to showcase our Guild, thanks so very much! And to share all of that wonderful knowledge you have.