Gail of KnitBliss emailed me today to tell me what her group is doing for the International Day of the Woman on March 8th. Read below and let her know if you'd like to join her and other Fiber Friends at Janet Kemp's store on March 8th
Celebrate International Women’s Day
Janet Kemp Fine Yarns and Needlework, located at 2420 Main Street Stratford, invites the public to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th by exploring new hand-colored yarns from The Schaefer Yarn Company. Schaefer yarns are uniquely hand painted, dyed, and named for remarkable women who have influenced the world around them in both small and grand ways. The tags on these brightly colored yarns read like mini history lessons, a tiny biography that can link us to the first empress of China, Wu Zhao, and the first lady of the world, Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as to Nancy Ward, a little known Cherokee woman who was much admired by her people.
International Women's Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.
Please join Janet Kemp from 6:30 to 8:30 in her newly enlarged store in Colonial Square, Stratford. The public is invited to bring their needlework for an evening of conviviality. Please call 203-386-9276 for more information.
It sounds like fun. I hope I'll be able to go.