Celebrating Parsons Railroad Heritage - May 23-25, 2014 - Forest Park




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2014 Crafter/Demonstrators

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Crafters at Katy Days are chosen because they are talented and willing to demonstrate a heritage craft.  Many have items for sale as well – but please feel comfortable visiting with them and asking questions about their craft.     

Soaps and Weaving:  Lisa Johnson, Leap of Faith Soap Company, Elsmore, KS

Lisa has been at Katy Days many times and each time her display gets more interesting.   She explains how soap is made and sells her handcrafted, chemical free, artisanal goat milk soaps.  She also sells handspun yarns and dyed fibers. https://www.facebook.com/caprinecorner/info

Quilting: Quilters' Guild of Parsons, Parsons, KS

Join the Quilters' Guild of Parsons as they demonstrate quilt tying.  Don’t miss it! Head over to the LCC Cardinal Cafe' for their biennial quilt show, Sat 9 am-4 pm.  $2.00 Admission

Natural Fiber Dyeing: Leslie Carroll and Jerry Bartlett, Nevada, MO

Leslie and Jerry do natural dyeing and spin yarn in the traditional way.  They will demonstrate dyeing wool over an open fire using natural dyes.

Hand Crafted Pottery – Bobbi Kemna, The Pot Pantry, Fort Scott, KS

Bobbi will be demonstrating how to make pottery crafted from hand – without the use of a potter’s wheel.  Interested visitors can get their hands “dirty” and give it a try!  She will also have many items for sale.

Wheat Weaving and Spinning – Felice & Clyde Goering, Mound Ridge, KS

Felice will demonstrate how wheat is woven and Clyde will demonstrate spinning.  They will have many  of their lovely items for sale including wall hangings, jewelry, Christmas ornaments.

Hand Tool Woodworking – John Olson, Parsons, KS

As a serious craftsman and lover of old tools and history, John is full of information about woodworking.  This year he will be demonstrating how to make a box using hand tools.

Hand Quilting – Tony Munoz, Parsons, KS

Tony will be hand quilting and visitors are welcome to join him.  Tony is a serious quilter, as well as a former teacher, actor and director, and all around interesting and fun person.  Be prepared to learn and have some fun.

Wood Carving – Ernie Loganbill, Independence, KS

Long time wood carver, Ernie Loganbill, specializes in walking sticks and many other interesting items carved out of wood. 

Watercolor Painting and Pottery - Alice Smith, Bella Vista, AR

Alice will demonstrate watercolor painting with a still-life setup and will have her pottery displayed as well.

Glass Art - Keith & Charlean Wilson, Parsons, KS

Keith and Charlean will demonstrate the making of the "World's Oldest Toy" - the marble.  Using modern methods, they will demonstrate making glass marbles by hand.  They will also display finished glass art and will have items for sale.


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