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Fiber Arts Event at Sauder Village on June 28 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:37 AM

ARCHBOLD – Fiber artists from throughout the region will be gathering at Sauder Village on Saturday, June 28 to share with guests their love of turning fibers into finished products. Visitors can watch as craftsmen demonstrate spinning, weaving, knitting, basket making, rug hooking and even try some of these fiber art activities. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase supplies or hand-made items during the “Focus on Fiber Arts” event and guest fiber artist Kate Larson will be teaching special workshops throughout the weekend.

“From shearing the sheep in the spring to spinning the wool and weaving it into cloth, years ago the process of making rugs, yarn and clothing involved a lot of work,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/media relations specialist. “We are thrilled to have so many talented fiber artists and vendors joining us again this year to share their talents with our guests at this special event.”

The Focus on Fiber Arts event takes an in-depth look at the world of fiber arts as craftsmen come together to share with guests their love of turning wool, cotton and flax into finished products. Guests will be able to watch spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting demonstrations. There will be fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities and dying demonstrations. Select vendors will also be selling handmade items and fiber art supplies.

Again this year, guests will have an opportunity to get involved with the fiber arts activities. Throughout the day guests can try weaving, spinning, potholder weaving and using weaving sticks. At Natives and Newcomers guests can also try basswood cordage making. A special Village Fiber Tour will be offered throughout the day. Guests will meet at the Grime Homestead and then go on a guided tour to see the flax patch, two breeds of sheep, the herb garden used for natural dyes and more.

New this year fiber artist Kate Larson from central Indiana will be teaching workshops at Sauder Village throughout the weekend. Kate loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches hand-spinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published articles and designs in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, Knitting Sweaters from Around the World, and other publications. She manages the Spinner's Connection blog at SpinningDaily.com. You can find more information about Kate Larson online at www.katelarsontextiles.com

A limited number of spaces are still available for the “Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks,” “Beginning Lace Knitting” and “Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns” workshops. Class details and registration information are available online at http://www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/Fiber_Arts_Workshops_June2014.asp

Fiber arts vendors will also have many unique items for sale. Vendors will be selling wooden textile tools, raw fleece, handspun art yarns, hand-dyed yarns, batts, millspun yarns, spinning wheels and spindles. There will also be hand-woven scarves, knitting and crocheting yarns and supplies, handmade pottery yarn bowls, dyes, tatted doilies and other hand-knitted items for sale.

Other upcoming Sauder Village events include the Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration on July 4-6, Fiddle Contest & Summer on the Farm on July 12, Explore the Crafts on July 19 and a Vintage Base Ball Tournament on July 26.

For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @SauderVillage


Will Paulding County see any more new wind farms? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, June 20, 2014 4:25 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING — Within the past few days, the future for wind energy in Paulding County and neighboring Van Wert County will most likely take on a new look. Two recent changes from Columbus may reverse the future countryside scenery for several proposed wind farms in Paulding County.

Orr Co. looks to expand this fall PDF Print E-mail
Friday, June 20, 2014 10:26 AM


By JAROD ROSEBROCK • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding auto parts manufacturer Herbert E. Orr Co. has recently began the process of expanding its manufacturing facility significantly. While the expansion is contingent on certain funding issues, if completed it will be a major addition to the factory.

'American Pickers' picks Van Wert PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:01 PM

VAN WERT – “American Pickers” will make their way to western Ohio and Indiana and are looking to spend some time “picking” in Van Wert County. The History Channel’s hit television series “American Pickers” will be in the area July 14-27 and is now actively seeking locations to feature in Van Wert County.

Author with local roots to visit Paulding Library PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:10 AM

Robin Theis writes of rejection, suicide and strength of faith

PAULDING – Robin Theis is a veteran on the topic of rejection. She spent several years of her childhood in a children's home. She married at a young age and raised her children to love life and to appreciate the simplest of things. She found that the rejection she had experienced caused many problems in her early years of child rearing and in her marriage. Losing her son to suicide set her on a search for answers, and what she found was the rejection in his marriage led him to take his life.

Surrendered Identity challenges you to look at rejection through new eyes. The amount of people who have been rejected is staggering and the result is painful. Rejection leaves damage inside a person and manifests through anger, rebelliousness, relationship problems, depression, thoughts of suicide, wondering if the people in your circle reject or accept you, rejecting people before they reject you, self-pity, the inability to take constructive criticism or correction very well, the need to be loved, blaming God, insecurity, self-rejection, self-condemning, self-hate, feeling worthless and even feeling that there is no hope. Theis shares her faith-based journey and provides strategies on how you can be set free from the bondage of rejection.

Theis will be the guest at a special “meet and greet” on the main floor of the historic Carnegie library in Paulding from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Visitors will have an opportunity to drop in during the two-hour period, meet the author, and if they want, purchase this special book.

For more information contact the main desk at the Carnegie library at 419-399-2032.


Wassenberg to offer youth summer art camp PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:04 PM

VAN WERT – The Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert will be holding a youth summer camp July 7–11.

Ages 6-10 will have camp from 10 a.m.-noon and students 11-15 will be scheduled from 1-3 p.m.

Diane Bendele, a retired art teacher from Delphos, will lead the Native American-themed camp. Campers will study war ponies, Native American artwork, and cultural influences by the nation’s First Americans. In addition, students will learn about the late David Humphreys Miller, an artist and Van Wert native who painted and interviewed 72 survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn. The Wassenberg Art Center houses a considerable collection of the enigmatic artist/historian’s work and is on view year round. Cost per student is $30 members/$35 non-members.

Other classes currently scheduled include Classic Watercolor class held on Tuesday mornings 10 a.m.–noon. This is an ongoing class is taught by Pat Rayman. Persons are encouraged to start anytime and the class is sold in monthly increments. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

The next Vine & Palette is scheduled for July 8 and Aug. 7. With only a few openings left for July’s event, interested persons are encouraged to sign up soon. The evening includes all painting materials and your first glass of wine. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for a nominal charge. Participants may bring a snack to share if they wish. Wear a paint shirt or apron to protect your clothes. $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

For information on exhibits, classes and programs contact the art center. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). The center can be reached by telephone at 419-238-6837 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org. The website is wassenbergartcenter.org.



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