Jason Collingwood instructs student.
UK MASTER WEAVER COMES TO GARDEN VALLEY
The countryside in Suffolk, England, is where Jason Collingwood calls home. In a schoolhouse in the Victorian village of Nayland, Collingwood continues the work his father, renowned master weaver Peter Collingwood, taught him for twenty years.
Peter Collingwood’s book, Techniques of Rug Weaving, is considered the rug weaver’s bible. Collingwood passed away in October, 2008, and Jason Collingwood is already well-known in his own right. His rugs have been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe and the United States.
Georgianna Goetsch has invited Collingwood to Garden Valley, to teach in a workshop on August 6-9. Collingwood has a reputation of being a wonderful teacher. His depth of knowledge is remarkable and not surprising, considering who his mentor was and the fact that he has been weaving only rugs, for twenty-two years. Students say his workshops are very informative, he’s extremely patient and he has a great sense of humor. He spends at least three months a year, teaching in the U.S., Canada and Switzerland.
Although the workshop is filled, the public is welcome to stop by the the GV School Flex Room, between 10:00-3:00, to view the work of the weavers and meet Jason Collingwood. Goetsch says, “This is a rare opportunity for our community to meet a master weaver of Collingwood’s status and talent.”
The school is located on Hwy. 17, 1053 Banks-Lowman Road, Garden Valley, 13 miles from Banks.
CROUCH FARMERS MARKET
Pick out the freshest produce available, stock up on pies, jams, breads and a multitude of treats for your week-end guests. Beautiful crafts, furniture, art, herbal products, and more, will inspire you to give a gift or tempt you to carry home treasures from our talented artisans.
Have a late breakfast or a leisurely lunch at Wild Bill's or the Longhorn or pick up a picnic at the Merc. Walk down the street and check out The Shame, inside and out.
Be sure to visit all of our shops, listen to music and visit our historic library to buy a handmade tote bag -- perfect to hold that produce you bought.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CROUCH -- ONE-STOP SHOPPING
CuMO PROJECT PUBLIC MEETING:
Learn More About Protecting Boise River
The Forest Service is holding a public meeting to inform the public about the CuMO Project and to answer your questions. For more informaton on the CuMO Project, check out the BLOG here at GV Daily News.
The meeting will be held in Downtown Crouch, at the Community Hall, on Saturday, August 7, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.
GV MUSTANG SALLIES PLAY DAY
Saturday, August 7, 7 a.m. and Onwards~
You ain't been here in the Valley til you've checked out these horsey ladies. The Up & Coming Western Drill Team will put on an exhibition, play Equine Soccer and Games at the Fry Arena, on Banks Lowman Road, near the Crouch turn-off. Watch for signs.