Only three and a half months until the Fiber Arts Fiesta!, October
We're getting ready. To date 35 spaces are taken, which represents 28
vendors (four which are 2 spaces), and 3 demos. The alpacas are coming
again this year. At 40 spaces we'll be filled up, so if anyone you know
is still thinking about signing up, it's time to decide.
We have some new vendors as well as many of the vendors from last year.
The website is up to date, www.VistaFiberArtsFiesta.com, so you can see
who our vendors are.
Spread the word - if you are associated with a guild or other
organization that has a newsletter or website, the following is our
Press release that we'd love to have you publish, forward on the the
appropriate person and/or announce at meetings:
*MUSEUM WEAVERS TO HOLD THEIR SECOND ANNUAL FIBER ARTS FIESTA*
The Museum Weavers of the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM)
will host their second Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta on October 13-14, 2012.
This is an excellent opportunity to purchase handcrafted items for
oneself or for holiday giving.
The Museum Weavers, Palomar Handweavers' Guild, San Diego Creative
Weavers Guild, and numerous other vendors will sell raw wool,handspun
and hand-dyed yarns, handwoven articles, ethnic textiles, and tools for
knitting, spinning and weaving. Vendors include weavers, gourd artists,
basket makers, spinners, felters, and yarn merchants.
There will be demonstrations of fiber arts, easy fiber projects for
visitors to enjoy, and live music. Food can be purchased on site.
During the Fiesta, the Museum Weavers will lead tours of the Weavers'
Barn and its collection, which ranges from farm looms used in the 1800's
to modern computer-assisted looms. The Museum Weavers keep about 50
looms in working order and weave rugs and other items on them. They also
teach children and adults to weave.
The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum is located at 2040 North Santa
Fe, Vista CA 92083. The Vista Fiber Arts Festival will be open from
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission and parking are free.
The Vista Gem & Mineral Society Show will take place on the grounds of
AGSEM on the same weekend. Admission to the Gem Show is free.
On Saturday only, visitors to the Fiber Arts Fiesta can also see AGSEM's
blacksmiths, furniture restorers and model railroaders practicing their
crafts on the grounds of the Museum.
In conjunction with the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta, a display of handwoven
art and basketry from local guilds will be on view during the entire
month of October at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe (640 Alta Vista Drive
in Vista, 760-639-6164).
Website: www.VistaFiberArtsFiesta.com <http://www.VistaFiberArtsFiesta.com>