Sunday, November 22, 2009

Three Days with the Artists At Hidden Springs Farm

December 4, Friday, noon - 9 pm
December 5, Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm
December 6, Sunday, noon - 5pm
438 River Bend Farm, Great Falls Va

Please join us! This show has been a traditional holiday event for about 29 years. It has been held at Hidden Springs Farm since 1991 where each year the artists welcome their guests with an interesting selection of holiday gifts, refreshments and music in a relaxed and festive home environment. Guests are encouraged to linger, chat with the artists and the other guests, and take a walk on the farm.

Art of Fire - contemporary art glass
Loralyn Coles - pewter
John Fulwood - potter
Barbara Gatterdam - potter
Cindy Grisdela - art quilts
Sally Groom - illustrator
Bill Hardy - wood turner
M. Ellen Kirkpatrick - beekeeper
Dana Mitchell - soap & sundries
Laura Nichols - potter
Morgan Smith - critters
Marian Van Buren - potter, sculptor
Rosemary Stokes - jeweler
Barbara Weber* - basket maker
Diane Smith and Cathie Chung - hand painted textiles
* Barbara is new this year!
Random Acts of music throughout the show
Friday night 7-9pm Mary Ann Redmond, singer/songwriter

Monday, November 9, 2009

The open house is November 20th….not so very far away and so many boxes to go through. Finally unpacked the yarns we took to Rhinebeck and SAFF. All neatly stowed away.

We’ve done more skeining and come November 20th there’ll be lots to choose from. How to display all those yarns…Like Scarlett, we can’t think about that right now… if we do we’ll go crazy. We’ll think about that tomorrow.

So, on to the boxes that we have tucked away over the last 5 years. A bit like Christmas…. we’ve found yarns we dyed and swatches we made. Yarns we loved but couldn’t get a reliable supply of. Yarns we loved but somehow never got around to deciding on. Yarns we decided not to carry any more. Yarns that have been discontinued….

Then there’s the equipment. We’ve tried all sorts over the years. We can’t emphasize enough how necessary an umbrella swift is, but we have more than any 2 people can use. Time to sell a few of them. And the same goes for the ball winders and skein winders, even a well loved warping reel.

Oh, and a box of books… Did we mention we like books? Well, OK so we don’t need multiples…. For every pattern we carry, we’ve probably tried 3-4 others. So look for sale patterns too.

Cathie mentioned the open house to her husband last night. He’s already made alternative plans for the evening, imagine….

Come join us at the Open House!
November 20, noon - 9:00 PM
6801 Montour Drive
Falls Church, VA 22043

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just Our Yarn's Holiday Open House

Just Our Yarn’s
Second Annual Holiday Open House
November 20, 2009 Noon to 9PM

Our traveling days are over for this year and we’re looking forward to the holidays. Please join us for our second annual Holiday Open House. Come immerse yourself in luxurious yarns and fibers. There will be lots of ideas for holiday giving…. both to you and the rest of the people on your list.

We’ve also had a look around the studio. It’s amazing what we’ve collected in five years, but perhaps we can part with some of it. So this year’s open house will also feature sale yarns and equipment.

6801 Montour Drive
Falls Church, VA 22043