Come and join us for Laura Days in Pepin, Wisconsin!
We will be part of a traditional skills village along with other artisans living and working as the people did in Laura Ingalls Wilder's day. This small historic "village" will be set up in the time period from when Laura's family built their first house in Pepin in the latter half of the 19th century. Everyone in the village will be dressed and working from that time period. There will be weavers, candle makers, potters, blacksmiths, tinkers, a tinsmith, spinners, woodcarvers and furniture makers, as well as us tying brooms and possibly doing some spoon carving as well.
We'll have plenty of hand-tied brooms, pot-scrubbers and our new wood burnishers on hand, plus, we'll be demonstrating how we make our brooms. We may also have some of our woodcarving tools on hand for folks to see and try. Dan may demonstrate how to rough out and carve a spoon as well.
Close to the Twin Cities, Eau Claire and LaCrosse, and right across the Mississippi River from Wabasha (of Grumpy Old Men fame), it's sure to be an event worth visiting and interacting with! ! For more information and directions, check out their website. http://lauradays.org/