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Vino in the Village is Sept. 16

The Historic Village, at 84 Lee Wayside, is hosting Vino in the Village on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy wines from several wineries including Bright Meadows Farm, DeFault Family, Thistle Gate and Three Sister of Shiney Rock. Food will be provided. Music will be provided by Feng Sway and Farm Use String Band. The fine art show will showcase jewelry, paintings, woodwork, pottery, arts and crafts and more. The Buckingham County Library will provide a children’s activity area. The wine tasters’ admission fee is $15 per person, which includes a glass; general admission is $10 for non-tasters; children 12 and under are free. Buckingham Chamber of Commerce and Historic Buckingham, Inc. are only accepting checks or cash for admission. The event is sponsored by the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce and Historic Buckingham, Inc. Visit www.leeewaysidevillage.com for more information or call Martha Louis at (434) 547-2296 or email marthalouis60@gmail.com.

A Weaving Workshop will be offered at Holiday Lake Education Center from Oct. 1-4. Beginners are welcome as well as seasoned weavers. During this workshop, participants will explore texture and color while weaving fabric for a tote bag. Students will begin with a naked loom, either a rigid heddle or a four-shaft loom, and learn how to dress the loom and weave. Exploration of a variety of structures to create texture will also be covered. This class is designed to teach the basics of weaving and is mostly hands-on, with short lectures and demonstrations.

Advantages of each loom will be discussed. Students will learn about both direct and indirect warping, which are two methods of getting yarn onto the loom. This class also serves as a great refresher course for those who haven’t warped a loom in a long time. Students will be shown a variety of more advanced hand-woven items as inspiration. It’s recommended that students purchase their handles and commercial bag fabrics after class, by bringing their hand-woven main fabric with them to the fabric store. Students will sew their bags at home, using instructions for one of two simple tote bag styles, either lined or unlined. An extensive handout is provided to help sew a bag at home and to help continue weaving at home, if students own a loom. For those who don’t want to sew, there will be an opportunity to weave a narrow table runner or a couple of small tablemats in this class. Participation is limited to 12 for a better instructor-participant ratio. Instructor Patricia Morton has been weaving for more than 25 years. As a “workshop junkie,” she has studied at numerous seminars and weaving conferences. She has exhibited her work with four New England guilds, prior to relocating to Appomattox. Her work has been featured in Handwoven Magazine. She sells her hand-woven crafts at various local craft fairs and online. Patricia loves to spread her passion for weaving. She has introduced numerous adults and children to weaving. She is a co-owner of Treeditions — a weaving, woodworking and weaving tools company. To find out more about Patricia and her craft, go to Treeditions.com. The cost of the workshop is $435, which includes loom use and yarn, expert instruction, meals and lodging, which is rustic but comfortable. Full refund is available through Sept. 15. After Sept. 15, there is no refund available. Participants are asked to bring linens, a pillow and toiletries. For more information or questions, call Holiday Lake Education Center at (434) 248-5444.

Sherri Wise can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com or at (434) 983-1393.

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