Sunday, May 6, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Unrelenting, Oxfordshire, England
c Denee Barr 1997
All Rights Reserved

Medium: silver gelatin print and mixed media with handmade paper pulp

I captured (1992) this image in England on a trek through the gentle rolling hills of Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Speaking of rolling hills, wellies, and sheep merchants today is the last day for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival (May 5 & 6 2007) at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. The festival started 34 years ago and has a loyal group of devotees here in Howard County and beyond. Some of the samplings on today's program are "Spin with the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore" (11:00am-2:00pm)........try your hand at the magical art of handspinning fleece into beautiful, useable yarn; "Color On Fiber with Judith Mackenzie McCuin" (12noon-1:00pm)....learn how to use dyes to color protein fibers, yarns and finished pieces. The talk will cover how color is created by dyes, the characteristics of different types of dyes and how to choose the dyes that will work best for you; "Parade of Sheep Breeds" (12:30pm); Live entertainment starts at 10:00am and ends at 4:30pm with the Family Hoedown and the Sunnyland Band (Slim Harrison)..........Food, Festival, Music, Demos, Merchants, Spinning, Weaving, Shearing, Family/Kids Events.............Free Admission

Make It With Wool.............Celebrate the Day!


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