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Friday, July 20, 2012

Fall 2012 Show Schedule


It's going to be a very busy fall and we are getting ready for it!  Hope to see you at one of these shows where you will find the very best artisans from all over the country.

Aug 10-12  Berkshire Craft Fair
Monument HS,  Route 7, Great Barrington MA
www.berkshirecraftsfair.org

Aug 18-21  New York Gift Show
Booth 9549 Javits Center, New York NY
(Wholesale only) www.nyigf.com

Sept 29-30 Armonk Craft Fair
Westchester Community Park,  Armonk NY
 www.armonkoutdoorartshow.org

Oct 12-14 Westchester Craft Show
Westchester County Center, White Plains NY

Oct 20-21 Northeast Fine Craft Show
Proctors Theatre, Schenectady NY
www.proctors.org

Nov 2-4  Rochester Fine Craft Show
Memorial Art Gallery, Univ of Rochester, NY
http://mag.rochester.edu

Nov 16-18 Washington Craft Show
Convention Center, Washington DC
www.craftsamericashows.com/washington

Nov 30-Dec 2 Crafts at Morristown (confirmed)
Western Ave Armory, Morristown NJ
www.artrider.com/morristown

Dec 7-9 CraftBoston (confirmed)
Cyclorama, Tremont St,  Boston MA

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Laundry Day

July is the month we usually get serious about fall scarf production. We've collected orders from shops and galleries since February, entered the data in our computer system, and printed out inventory reports specifying how many of each style is needed by each account and by when. In the "old" days (80's and very early 90's) I would chart the orders on huge pieces of graph paper.... I'm so glad the computer compiles all this data for us effortlessly now...so we can concentrate on designing and weaving!

After the warps come off the loom, we launder them to give them a lived-in softness. Here they're drying on our railing on a breezy July day. When dry, the long warps will be cut into individual scarves, steam-pressed, sewn, unfringed, labeled, then boxed up and sent to specialty shops around the country.