Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Little Loomhouse Spin-a-Yarn Storytelling Festival

The fourth annual Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival is set for Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 11:00 AM -3:00 PM at The Little Loomhouse, 328 Kenwood Hill Road.

The festival will be presenting storytelling from eleven talented Kentuckiana residents, including Dawne Gee of WAVE 3 News. Other activities include bluegrass music from The Shuttle Winders, weaving and spinning demonstrations, authentic Cherokee crafts on display, and historic cabin tours.

Home of the Happy Birthday Song and founded in 1939 by Master Weaver Lou Tate Bousman, The Little Loomhouse is one of the few organizations devoted to keeping the ancient art of hand-weaving and its history alive.
Since 1979, it has been operated by the nonprofit Lou Tate Foundation, Inc. The Little Loomhouse consists of three restored, century-old, board and batten cabins listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated as a Kentucky State Historic Site, and a Louisville Landmark.
The first 200 visitors to the Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival will receive a free Little Loomhouse t-shirt. 
General Admission is only $2.00 per person.  Seniors 65 and older will be admitted for $1.00, and children six and under are free.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  All proceeds benefit The Little Loomhouse.  
There will be free parking behind DeSales High School at 425 West Kenwood Drive and free TARC Trolley transportation between DeSales and The Little Loomhouse.  Please be advised that the Little Loomhouse is in a rustic setting on a steep hill.  Access to the storytelling area is via a sloped gravel pathway.
You can learn more about The Little Loomhouse by visiting the website at www.littleloomhouse.org

1 comment:

  1. I'll be there with my spinning wheel...spinning yarn while listening to some great storytellers spin their yarns!