Countdown to Open Studio Weekend…
Yep, it’s that time of year again! In just a few days, I’ll be participating in Vermont’s Fall Open Studio Weekend…and you’re invited!
This year, Open Studio Weekend will take place over two weekends – October 1 & 2 and October 8 & 9. Over ninety sites will be open during this time. You can access maps on the Vermont Crafts Council’s website.
Please note that I’m going to be at the Weston Craft Show during Columbus Day weekend, so my studio will only be open during the first weekend.
I love this event. Not only does it give me the opportunity to share my creative work, but I also get educate people about the value of handmade things in general. I especially enjoy it when people bring their kids to my studio – kids ask the best questions!
So what can you expect when you come to my studio?
We can start with a tour of my studio – it’s a petite space, but with lots crammed into it. I’ll have a display of both blank books and artist books set up for you to handle – oh yeah, you can touch them (no white gloves necessary).
And if you love paper, you’ll have to check out my massive paper drawers. I went to Japan this past June and I came back with so much paper. You really have to see this stuff – it’s simply gorgeous. And my new sewing scissors are wicked cool. And so are the Japanese bookbinding books.
Speaking of bookbinding books, my library is super huge (get a preview here). Feel free to camp out and browse to your heart’s content. I’m happy to share my favorite titles with you.
Have I mentioned that I love to talk?
Seriously. Just come on over.
If you’re wondering why Open Studio Weekend is taking place over two weekends, that’s because it’s being held in conjunction with American Craft Week, a national celebration of craft work.
If you’re not in Vermont (and can’t come to my studio), there are still lots of things you can do to celebrate American Craft Week. To see what events are being held in your area, visit the ACW website – activities include workshops, exhibits, and demonstrations.
If you’ve got any questions about Open Studio Weekend, feel free to contact me. I hope to see you this weekend!