ByrdCall Studio
Happy November.  This is ridiculous...Next thing you know it will be December...NO WAY! They say time goes faster as you get older, but this it not possible.  For the next three days, I will be at the Mistletoe Mart--Nov. 12, 13, and 14th.  If  you want awesome hand-printed shirts as gifts this year.  Come on by.   And there are some other really amazing artists at this show...  just sayin'.   Click on the link in the right margin for a free dollar off admission coupon.

In this issue: 
  • How to get your shirt orders in without attending an Art Show
  • Mistletoe Mart and the Carroll County Artists Studio Tour
  • New Rya Wreath Design and Kit


So You want Some Shirts, 
but can't come to a Show..

When a good customer contacted me a month ago asking how to get shirt orders to me if they could not come to my upcoming shows, it dawned on me that I had not made this easy for you.  My apologies. 


A New Wreath for Festival of Wreaths!

You can bid on this wreath made of rya rug yarn from Norway, Sweden, Finland and USA at the Carroll County Arts Center's Festival of Wreaths which is open to the public for free from  November 27 - December 6, 2015.

10 am - 7 pm Daily FREE Admission
"The Festival of Wreaths is one of the most well-attended holiday events in Carroll County. Each year more than 150 theme wreaths are displayed through this weeklong silent auction and is one of the Arts Council's most significant fundraising events. Visitors experience a wonderland of creativity and generosity as they vote for their favorites and bid on those they would like to take home (or give as gifts!) in this spectacular event."

And if you like that wreath but are not in a competitive mood for fierce bidding, you can make your own.  I just prepared two kits with dozens of reds and greens for you to knot your own.  Kits has everything you need.  $150.  Both kits are at the Mistletoe Mart, but I  can make more if they sell this week.  This is a great beginner project.



Upcoming SHOWS!

Since I am amping up my efforts to complete my rya book, I am only going to be holding TWO Fall/Winter shows.  Make note if you are interested, and please come by to see me to say HI or for holiday shopping needs.  
Thursday, Nov. 12 (10 AM-8 PM), Friday, Nov. 13 (10 AM - 8 PM) 
and Saturday, Nov. 14 (10 AM - 4:30 PM) Click on image for link to web site.

And it is not too early to mark your calendars for the Studio Tour!  This is your opportunity to see all the unusual things that go on in the studio--the things that I never take to shows...But  mostly you'll have a chance to pick up my luscious hand-printed shirts for gifts. You also will be amazed by the amount of rya rug making supplies I have on hand.  I can even prepare kits from designs you may see there that you like--probably in time for the holidays.

Ask for a Studio Tour brochure at the Mistletoe Mart!


Lots Happening in Byrdcall Studio
I'll share more of the details next month:  December!

Dashing off to Mistletoe Mart!  Other big news at the studio is the fact that I am now carrying all the rya colors from Rauma in Norway.  My book made huge progress this past month... and I'm getting my Studio Helper elves together next week to help move things along in the studio.  Life is good.  Enjoy your day.



Melinda Byrd

Byrdcall Studio
Woodbine, MD


Save the Dates!

The Mistletoe Mart
Church of Ascension
Westminster, MD
November  12, 13, &14 
And YES I will be featuring my shirts
 at this show. 

Carroll County Artists Studio Tour
December 5 & 6
10 - 5:00
Drop by Byrdcall Studio or any one of the participating studios in Carroll County to see the studios and stuff we use to make the art we make!

Bring your T-shirt Shopping Lists.

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