Friday, October 3, 2008
Today I went with my daughter on a field trip to Waterford, Virginia for the annual fair. Waterford was founded around 1733 by Amos Janney, a Pennsylvania Quaker. It is also a National Historic Landmark. We watched juried craftspeople in 18th and 19th century style clothing make baskets, do woodworking, stencil floorcloths, and spin wool, to name a few. One of my favorite exhibitors was Vermont Botanical. Maggie Lake's pressed flower art is spectacular! I loved the Jack-in-the-Pulpits and Fiddleheads (emerging ferns). I could have spent the day learning about all of the traditional craftsmanship, but we had a bus to catch back to school.