Many Offerings at This Weekend’s Putney Craft Tour

Many Offerings at This Weekend’s Putney Craft Tour

Many Offerings at This Weekend’s Putney Craft Tour

The Putney Craft Tour, the oldest continuing craft tour in North America, observes its 37th year this weekend. Ken Pick is one of the founders.

The Putney Craft Tour, the oldest continuing craft tour in North America, observes its 37th year this weekend. Ken Pick is one of the founders.

The Putney Craft Tour invites visitors to meet the 23 makers on this year’s tour – blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers – even artisan cheesemakers. This year’s Craft, Culinary and Stage Tour features a performance at Sandglass Theater and specials in participating restaurants. It takes place over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Friday through Sunday, November 27, 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and gives shoppers, visitors and collectors another reason to be thankful. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find the craftspeople and view  their works where they are conceived and created. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and follow the artisan’s process. There will be demonstrations at some studios and many will have locally produced snacks for the road.  On Saturday night, November 28, at 7:30 p.m., Sandglass Theater will showcase Finn Campman’s Company of Strangers in ‘Of Bread and Paper,’ the story of a poor refugee trying to find his way home, played with paper figures, light and shadow. As he seeks his fortune, he is confronted by a dream that seems to unfold his future that holds his true love, a child and the need to return home. To learn more, visit sandglasstheater.org. Visitors to the Craft Tour may start at The Gleanery Restaurant, 133 Main Street, Putney and/or at the Putney General Store for information and maps, or visit putneycrafts.com.

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