Save The Date!
Foss Memorial Library is hosting a Family Game Night on February 25,
2013 from 6-8 pm. Call us at 269-3900 or stop by the library for more
information about this fun event! A snow date of February 28, 2013 has
also been planned. We hope to see you there!
Karsten Of Hidden Hill Alpacas To Teach At
Barnstead Artisan (Community)
Karsten of Antrim, NH will be facilitating spinning classes during the
month of March. Each Saturday from 12 to 4 in the month of March, 3
people each weekend, will have the opportunity to learn how to spin from
Carol. Carol will also be demonstrating on her spinning wheel and rug
peg loom February 16, 2013 and February 24, 2013. This is a unique
opportunity to see the product that the loom makes. Carol also has a
modified spinning wheel, which takes very little effort to work and this
will be available during lessons.
in Antrim, NH with her father and two brothers. Together they have a
herd of approximately 135 alpacas, a few llamas, dogs, chickens and a
gaggle of geese. Whew! Carol has been in the alpaca business for
approximately 15 years and has been very busy learning and teaching
folks about fiber arts.
mission is to educate people on the uses of alpaca fiber. She is very
active in the entire production cycle of fiber, and specializes in a
very bulky yarn. The bulky yarn is made of alpaca thirds (least
desirable) fiber, this yarn when used on the loom produces a very nice
rug that is nearly a half inch thick after production; use will
naturally felt it and it will be extremely durable. Having
the ability to dye the yarn allows for a creative canvas for those
seeking an artistic outlet.
stop by the Barnstead Artisan (Community) Market, see the demonstration,
feel the fiber and perhaps sign up to take a class! We are so looking
forward to seeing everyone this coming year.
known as The Barnstead Community Market, The Barnstead Artisan Market is
the same friendly little store with a modified name. Store hours for
the coming year will be Friday 1 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm, and
Sunday 12 pm to 4 am. Please stop by and say hello.
Players are putting on our biggest show ever! Over 40 members of the
community are involved in putting on “Big River: The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn,” which the Winni Players will be performing at the
Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium on February 15-17. Included in the
cast is Barnstead resident Angelo Gentile.