Saturday – Banquet and Keynote with Kate Larson

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We are honored and delighted to welcome shepherd and spinning instructor Kate Larson as keynote speaker at the Saturday night banquet.  The banquet will be a sit down dinner, and tickets for the banquet including the talk can be bought at the time of registration for $69.

A Skein In the Hand: Lambs, Landscape, and the Art of Repair

Dedicated shepherd Kate Larson and her flock of Border Leicester sheep are working to revitalize a small piece of the Midwestern landscape, creating habitat and repairing the soil, while growing lustrous wool and bouncing lambs. She shares her deep-rooted passion for helping others connect to art and landscape through her spinning workshops and writing, as well as her role as editor of Spin Off magazine. Join Kate for a peek into the sheep barn to meet some of her woolly workmates. She will also highlight four other fiber folks working to make the world a better place and put yarns and fibers into our hands. Come hear their hopeful stories and see and touch some beautiful fibers!



The banquet will be held in the Venice Ballroom.  Doors will open at 6:30pm.


Dinner entrees include salad, roasted red potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, variety of breads, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee and assorted herbal teas, and a cash bar.

Choice of three entrées:

Fish, Chicken (Gluten Free), or Vegetarian (Vegan and Dairy Free)