If you are in the Bay Area join me for a free mending workshop this Saturday. It's the first event in a line-up of homesteading fun at the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center, organized by the amazing Melinda Stone. I hope to see you there!
How-to-Homestead 11 in 11 Tour
How-to-Homestead lands at Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center in District 8 on March 5, 2011. Get ready to mend your clothes and do-si-do, not to mention enjoy a potluck and films with live music. Harvey Milk Center is located at 50 Scott Street, corner of Duboce Ave, San Francisco. Five dollar suggested donation, FREE if you bring potluck.
2PM – 5PM: Drop-in mending workshop. Sherri Lynn Wood, extraordinary handicraft artist, leads a one-of-a-kind intimate mending workshop, starting at 2PM. Bring your holey jeans, socks that need darning, or your favorite threadbare sweater– all will be uplifted. Also bring material for patching and a cheap paperback novel. Thread, needles and refreshments will be provided.
6-7PM: Potluck, bring a dish to share.
7PM: How-to Homestead short film program with live musical accompaniment.
8PM: Square Dancing with The Stairwell Sisters The Stairwell Sisters, Evie Ladin, Stephanie Prausnitz, Lisa Berman, Martha Hawthorne, and Sue Sandlin, crank out acoustic, old-time music with a punk-rock intensity. They have appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and many festival stages from the Lincoln Center (NYC) to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco. They will lead a rousing night of square dancing at Harvey Milk on March 5, so get ready to do-si-do. No previous experience necessary.