Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Grand Opening

We are getting really excited (too much to do!) about the Grand Opening on April 12th. We are still nailing down the details (and things are still subject to change) but the preliminary schedule is:

10:00
Ribbon Cutting
Blessing
Drumming

11:00
Starting a 11:00 we will have a variety of speakers from Pendleton Woolen Mills
John Bishop - Eco-Wise Wool
Dan "The-Wool-Man" Gutzman will speak about the process of getting the raw materials for a woolen mill
Pendleton Fabric Design Team- members of the Fabric Design department will talk about how the fabric goes from design to production


12:00 - 5:00
On-Going Demonstrations in Spinning, Weaving, Needle-felting, Crochet, Penny Rugs, and Rug Hooking with Wool
On-Going Videos
Tapestry Gallery Open

12:00-2:00
Chuck Wagon treats

12:00 - 1:00
Book Signing with Linda Griepentrog with needle-felting demos

1:00-2:00
Book Signing with yours truly, Kathy Monaghan, with demos on building simple looms and weaving with kids

2:00-3:00
Meet the artists:
Lillian Pitt - Blanket signing, book signing and discussion of her work.
Tapestry artists Andrew Loomis and Molly Cliff-Hilts will join us for a reception in the new gallery.

5:00
Drawing for blanket, yarn, fleece door prizes

I'll post any changes and additions, but it is shaping up to be a great party! Hope to see you there and get to chat!
Kathy