In Central Kentucky there is a beautiful Shaker village. It has dozens of authentically restored historic buildings, over 3000 rolling and wooded acres and oodles of gorgeousness. There’s a restuarant, a craft store and tons of interesting things to see and do.

This past weekend I got to stay there with a great group of fiber artists! There was food, fun and fiber galore! I brought along my needle felting and made a whole series of soft sculpture animals. Others spun and wet felted and knitted.

If you’ve ever thought about giving yourself some creative space, let me recommend Shaker Village – Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. See for yourself if it’s right for you, join us by having a peak at the little video I made of our time there.

I also brought along my pencils and found some time to scratch out a couple of images too.

Thanks to Lindy, Dianne, Teresa, Mary Beth and Mary Beth (yep 2 MBs) for letting me come!

I’ll be posting the soft sculptures I needle felted later this week. Talk about color! WooHoo!

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One Response to Creativity in a Serene Setting

  1. Foxlily says:

    I love Shakertown, and before I moved to the country, used to stay there for the occasional weekend, just for the quiet. One of my ancestors, Roger Shackelford, was a Shaker at South Union, in western Kentucky. Luckily for me, he’d raised a family before retiring to Shaker life!

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