Tag Archive | Emporer’s Needle

We’re excited for the year

We’re working hard on getting product together for Norman in less than a month.  The Burb is getting some maintenance work.  Leather is being cut, stripped, beveled, sewn, riveted, snapped, strapped, dyed, braided, and glued (but not all at once!).  We’ve got some new designs coming ( I admit I am a Star Wars fan so there may be an influence).  Some new colors.  Beyond that we are working on uploading videos on how to wear a halter and, how to wear our hooded short capes/cowls.  So come visit us in Norman in April.  If that’s too far, we will be at Spoutwood’s Festival again this year.  That’s in May.  Or maybe you want to sample some beer during Brewfest at Mt. Hope.  Hope to see some of you!

A month til PARF opens

So it’s a month to the Pennsylvania renaissance Faire opens on the first Saturday of August.  I look forward to this every year as it is my home show; the show where the bug bit me to be part of this world.  I have come a long way- intern, informistress, cart monkey, booth monkey, salesperson, booth owner, artisan.  The road I walked to get here was pretty long and so not paved or easy to trek along.  There were giant hills and major hollows; mud and stone; flood waters and snow; sunshine and rain.  Yet here I am about to start down that road again to a show that lasts thirteen weekends.  They are long days to get ready for but I do it with a smile.  Old friends will return and new ones will be made.  The smell of unworked leather hides inspires me to create pieces that will bring long memories for those who buy my wares.  It’s a month til we open.  Let me take a breath… and now I run with scissors as i attack those leather hides.