In April, you never know what the weather will throw at you, especially the day after Friday the 13th. The forecast called for everything from sleet to freezing rain, reminding us of our January CarveIn, but Saturday morning proved to be overcast, but no precipitation, so we "crossed our fingers,"we and crossed the Vermont border to Dave's Carve-In. Despite the cold, Dave had the space heater running in his new garage, there table was full of snacks, and the coffee pot was full. For those not liking to carve faces, Dave had a pattern of a small bear with its head in a honey Jar. Bill brought along his burner, began to layout the feather groups and began practiced burning the feathers on his loon, while others worked on the Bears and some more of the small bird patterns. Everyone was so busy carving, it was noted several times, there was much more carving than conversations. As noon arrived, we headed into the dining room for corn Chowder and two kinds of brownies for desert. Dave always claims he stays up all night cooking, but we think Lynn helps out a bit Back to carving, we worked into the afternoon before heading home, with our fingers crossed again for good road conditions which held out till Middlesex when the sleet began to hit.
May 12, 2018 - CarveIn
@ Bird's of Vermont Museum - Huntington, VT
Our May Carve-In will be hosted by the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Most of our members know the directions, but just in case, take the Richmond exit, go into Richmond, go south and follow the signs to the Museum. As always, we make ourselves available to demonstrate carving to the Museum's visitors through out the day. After an elongated winter besides carving, this will be a good opportunity to observe the new arrivals at the museum's feeders. As the Museum also houses our extensive book collection, this is also a good time to check out our library. As we plan for our August Class and Show this is a good time to get the latest updates, and volunteer to help. Our project for the day will be small birds to donate to the Museum, so bring sharp tools. If you took last year's Loon carving class, bring the carving along as Larry is planning on attending and doing a short Seminar on painting the Loon.
The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 55 years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.
Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.
You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.
Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.
Green Mountain Wood Carvers
PO Box 1283
Stowe, Vermont 05672