[CAL] 16th Annual Bobbin & Weaving

Bring your latest project and join us for a weekend of fun. A number of people have offered to teach just about anything you would like to learn, such as bobbin lace, kumihimo, tablet weaving, netting, spinning, needle felting, felting, knitting, nalbinding, sprang, bookbinding, etc.

Contact me johannefg@thelabyrinth.net ahead of time so I can let people know you want a particular class or for info on supplies you might need. Also contact me if there is something YOU would like to teach so I can let people know. There was an amazing, very full class last year on making undergarment patterns that ran from 10 am Sat until 2 am Sunday. I understand it ended with the final participants joining the teachers in the pool at 2 am for an early morning farble. LOL!  'Aine has a huge sewing/craft room, so if you would like to bring your sewing machine and work on garb, there will be space. As people contact me with things they would like to learn, or to teach, I will be sending out updates.

We have a wonderful time sharing, visiting and getting to know each other better. If you do anything involving string or fiber in any form, this is the place for you. Lasair will have her merchant booth set up with a wealth of fiber goodies.

Friday night is for arrival, visiting and settling in. Saturday will be spent visiting and working on projects or swimming . . . yes, swimming. 'Aine has an indoor pool, so bring your suits and towels. There is also an elevator for those of us who are stair challenged. We will have a pot luck Saturday evening, movies in the theater (yes, Aine has one of those as well) or more work and visiting if you prefer. Sunday we usually make a run to Yarn Barn and have lunch in Lawrence, KS. You are welcome to come all weekend or just one day.

There are ample kitchen facilities and refrigeration. Bring your own snacks and drinks and something for the potluck on Saturday. We never coordinate it and it is always exceptional.

This part doesn't apply to day trippers. There is space for sleeping but this year, due to fire codes, the space will be a bit more limited than in the past on a first reply, first serve basis. However, Lasair has offered to provide crash space for the overflow. Many of you have been to Lasair's house. We held Bobbin & Weaving there for three years after it outgrew my house. I will send out a list of the people who have already replied to either 'Aine or myself. Please respond if your plans have changed or if we somehow missed you. Some of us will be bunking in the garage . . . that includes me. Whichever place you sleep, you will need to bring your own sleeping gear. There are also motels close by. If anyone wants motel info, please let me know.

There will be plenty of table space and chairs, but if you want to be assured of comfort, bring your favorite portable chair.

For those of you with allergies, there are no indoor animals (unless you count the occasional bunnies who come as guests). If I have forgotten anything, which isn't uncommon these days, just contact me.

Hope to see many of you there,


Site: 'Aine nic Taillieur's Manor


The Grain Valley exits are about 25 miles East of Kansas City.

The Address is 8415 South Corn, Oak Grove Mo. 64075-6202
The Phone Numbers for Aine are 816-224-4069 or cell 816-223-9907
The Phone Numbers for Johanne are 816-230-4272 or cell 816-645-6460

From I-70: Exit at the Grain Valley exit ( about the 24.5 mile marker). Turn South and go about 3.5 miles. Then Turn left on to Nebgen (the right side says Major). Go about one block then turn right ( this will be Corn ). Go about 1/2 mile. The driveway is on the left. White fence numbers on the post You will not be able to see the house from the street.

From 50 Highway: Exit at the Grain Valley exit ( Between the exits for Blue Springs and Oak Grove ). Go North about 8.5 miles then turn right onto Nebgen ( the right side says Major ). Go about one block then turn right ( this will be Corn ). Go about 1/2 mile. The driveway is on the left. White fence numbers on the post You will not be able to see the house from the street.