I'd just like to announce to everyone that we've decided to hold our Annual Holiday Open House and Studio Sale on the first two Saturdays of December. We will be host to the work of several well-known local artists and fine craftsmen, as well as showcasing the work of the faculty and students of the weaving school. It will be a wonderful opportunity for those interested to visit our wonderful barn studio nestled in the rolling hills north of Plainfield Village, to see live weaving demonstrations on antique barn looms, to find out more about our educational programs, and to meet all of the participating artists in person.
Over the next few weeks I will be giving you sneak previews of some of the beautiful handwoven goods that will be for sale. We have also invited the following artists and craftspeople to participate in our event, so in addition to handwoven textiles, there will also be paintings, pottery, blacksmithing, and blown glass for sale as wonderful holiday gifts.
The local artists are Susan Abbott, Emily Johansen, Susan Osmond, Viiu Niler, Lark Upson, Jan Brough, and Peter Welles.
We'll be holding this event on the first two Saturdays in December:
Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 2pm
Saturday, December 10th from 10m to 2pm.
The Weaving School is located in the barn behind the main house at 589 Eaton Cemetery Road in Marshfield, halfway between the lower end of Hollister Hill Road near Newton Farm and Route 2 at the Marshfield Inn and Motel.
From Montpelier take Route 2 east through the village of Plainfield. Once you pass Tim's Convenience on the left, take your first left onto Hollister Hill Road, at the Wyoming Lodge. Follow this road up a long hill, and at the top of the hill, Hollister Hill Road turns sharply to the left at Newton Farm. Bear slightly to the right in front of the "haunted house" onto Eaton Cemetery Road. There is a sign for the school at the third driveway as you're going down the hill. Drive around back and the barn is right there.
From St. Johnsbury, take Route 2 west through Marshfield Village. Approximately 4 or 5 miles later you will see the Marshfield Inn and Motel on the right. Take a right just past the inn onto Eaton Cemetery Road. Follow the road for a mile or so, past the cemetery on the right, and past Jake Martin Road. Turn into the next driveway on the left just past Jake Martin Road. You'll see the barn out back behind the house.
Or, you can call the school for directions (802.426.3733).
We hope to see you there!