Yesterday my sweetie said to me, “Daniel, what’s up with your calendar? Your summer looks crazy!” And indeed it is. Here’s the latest run-down of a few of my fiber/art/fiber-art goings on over the next few months:
This weekend on Governor’s Island:
This weekend, my friend Lynn and I are installing a big inflatable sculpture on Governor’s Island as part of the Figment Festival. We made a big blobby tubular thing out of dead umbrellas that will blow up like a balloon and hug a tree. You will love it, or at least I hope you will.
Figment is a great festival, with artists of all stripes descending on Governor’s island to make it an artistic paradise for the weekend. There’s an 18-hole artist-designed miniature golf course, all kinds of sculpture and installations, performance, visual art, and you-name-it. It’s almost like Burning Man you could bring the kids to. And even if you’re inexplicably anti-art, it’s worth it just to spend a day on Governor’s Island, escaping the city via a three-minute boat ride into the harbor. All the details are here.
June 13 is also World-Wide Knit In Public Day, so bring your knitting!
July 9-10 in Manchester, New Hampshire:
I’ll be teaching classes on Mirabilis and the Lace & Loop Scarf at the TKGA show in Manchester, the premiere knitting and crochet shopping destination event. There are still a few spots left, but pre-registration ends next week, so sign up soon if you’re planning to attend. And click here to print yourself a 2-for-1 admission to the show. The full details are here.
And! August 1-7 in Mid-Coast Maine:
I’ll be leading a brand new design-your-own shawl workshop during a week of fiber, fun, and gorgeousness at the New England Fiber Arts Retreat at Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine. The retreat will really run the gamut of all the fiber arts, with classes on spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, and more. Click here for more details, and stay tuned for updates as I get them.