Greetings and Salutations, from ARNie!
My humblest apologies for delays in my correspondence, I've been battling respiratory infections and asthma. Consequentially, my part in the Conference was not confirmed in time for the major announcement.
I have, once again, volunteered to set up the Victorian Bazaar at the Ladies' Conference in March. I am asking ladies who will be in place by lunch on Friday March 8, for any assistance they can offer me in unloading the lightweight fixtures I am planning on bringing.
Also, if you are planning on bringing things for the bazaar, please leave a comment to this post with your name and a list of items, so I can adjust the number/types of fixtures I bring, plan our space, and have name placards printed for you.
With my needing to be in place at OQ8 to help ladies with their Bazaar items, I won't be at the Arts and Crafts Lecture in OQ2 Friday Afternoon. Instead, I will again be offering lessons on knitting and crocheted lace, and a new addition, tying decorative knots.
These will be impromptu lessons from 4 to 6 pm in OQ8, as we've done in the past.
The knots lesson will need 9-12 inches of cord, such as can be made with the lucet or the peg knitter that we studied last year... or... cord, rope, twine, super chunky yarn- no larger than a pencil- may be substituted.
For the lace trims, you will need any yarn or thread you prefer, and appropriate sized needles or hooks.
For those who do a great deal of needlework, I will also have Nostepindes and Lucets (carved by Larry Garret) available with lessons on how to operate each tool. The Nostepindes are used to hand wind 'center pull' balls of yarn/thread.