Hi All! Anne will be doing a waulking at the Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games On Saturday june 10 at 10 am, The Festival is an annual event and will be held at the Utah State Fairpark on North Temple Street in Salt Lake City. More info can be found here:
Waulking, or luadh (‘loo-ugh’) in Gaelic, is the time-honored process of hand finishing woolen cloth in the traditional way. In the Scottish Gaidhealtachd, most especially in the Hebrides, this method survived into the twentieth century and consists of getting a group of people (usually women) seated around a large table where they thump, rub and pass the newly woven wetted cloth while singing traditional Orain Luadh (rythmic gaelic waulking songs). This is still one of the most effective (& fun!) ways to wet-finish hand woven woolens, and has always served the very practical purpose of making the resulting cloth tight, strong and weather-proof.
Anne was very fortunate to begin learning about these traditional songs and methods as a child at her Grandfather’s knee, and from Scottish Master weaver & tradition bearer Norman Kennedy. If you would like to know more about it, feel free to join us at the waulking on Saturday, as has been said “Many hands make light work”. See you there!
Anne once again participated in Salt Lake City’s annual Living Traditions Festival this past week-end to represent Scotland with her tartan weaving display and demonstration. It was a little chilly but the clouds parted and the rain stopped just in time to open the gates and a jolly, all inclusive cultural sharing good time was has by all!
Ridge was a big help and a hit in his kilt, bundling up in our woolies was just right for the highland-ish weather!
It was especially nice to have many friends and family stop by for a visit (sister Paige and Mama Marguerite pictured here)
Hi Folks, Anne will once again be participating in the 33rd annual Holiday Craft Market at the Art Barn (aka: Finch Lane Gallery) in Salt Lake City, located at 54 Finch Lane. For more info, click here: saltlakearts.org/…am/finch-lane-galleries
Anne will be giving a hat knitting lecture/demonstration and q & a session, as well as a highland waulking at this event next weekend. She will also be hosting a vendor booth with all her latest creations, if you are in the Evanston Wyoming area c’mon out and see us! Check out the Uinta County Library Facebook Page for more information, as well as the link above.
Anne will once again be making her annual trek to the Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 22. She will be there answering questions, selling her wares and demonstrating Scottish Tartan weaving from noon to 7 PM, as in years past. Although Anne will only be there on Sunday, The Festival runs all week-end and for more info, visit their web page Here
Save the date for Clark County’s 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour!
50 artists throughout the county will open their studios to the public Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, from 10am to 5pm. Open Studios is a free self-guided tour where local artists share how, why and where their art is created. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, get inspired and shop local.
It’ so exciting to be included this year, and though we admit this old milking barn is still under-going it’s transition to a weaving studio, there will be a warm fire crackling in the wood stove, artisanal teas, hot cider and great live music for all comers. Join us in Hockinson!
Get all the details to take the tour and check out this year’s artists at:
Anne will once again be making her annual appearance at Salt Lake City’s wonderful LIVING TRADITIONS FESTIVAL 2015 on Sunday, May 17th to demonstrate Scottish Tartan weaving and offer her wares. New this year, she will be participating in a “Meet the Artists” Q & A panel at 2:00 P.M. This is a great family friendly event and it’s free so c’mon out if you are in the downtown SLC area on Sunday!
Anne will once again be demonstrating weaving and spinning as well as selling her wares at the up-coming Sundance Harvest Festival, amidst the Autumn slendor in beautiful Provo Canyon. The event takes place on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. Be sure to drop by and say hello if you are in the area! Click on the link below for more information:
Shown on the loom- Salt Lake City Arts Council Living Traditions Festival Sett and sitting atop- (L to R): Freemason’s Universal Tartan, Holt Family Sett, Isle of Mann National Tartan, Hallowe’en Plaid Sett and another SLC Arts Council completed towel)
Anne will once again be demonstrating Scottish Tartan weaving, hand spinning and selling her wares at the Utah Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 18th from 12 Noon to 7 pm. Stop by and say hello and enjoy music, food crafts and activities representing Utah’s diverse cultural communities from the world over. Click on the above link for more info, hope to see you there!