It looks like the Second Annual Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival will occur on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 2013, in the same wonderful location, with a fresh list of fabulous fiber-arts workshops and vendors galore -- this time all on street level (better light for those previously housed on garden level). Stay tuned for details. And mark calendars.
In the meantime: Let's knit and crochet! I'm going to create a 3/4 length nubby cotton coat from Prism Calypso in three reddish/burgundy/teal colorways. I'll keep you posted.
I also have in mind getting the Detroit City Council to declare the Saturday of the festival Knit and Crochet Day Detroit. This past year, I did up a resolution patterned after the one that the Atlanta Knitting Guild crafted -- adopted by the governor of Georgia (Knit and Crochet Day Atlanta) to mark the Saturday of the then-new Stitches Expo South. So why not in Detroit? If anyone has a good idea as to how to get the resolution before the city council, PLEASE drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment here. Jocelyn Brown of the News suggested last year that I simply call Charles Pugh. But we ran out of time, and the City was dealing with a major budget crisis at the time. I still have the resolution -- need only to change dates. Ideas? If we could get this simple resolution adopted, we could send it off to Pure Michigan, etc., and increase the event's reach and exposure.