Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Knap-In…not to be confused with a Nap In!

Do you know what a Knap-In is?

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It’s a festival of Flint Knappers, people who make stone tools such as spear points and knives.

Click HERE to read more about it!

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This festival took place at the Silver River State Park and was so interesting with exhibits and demonstrations.

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We had a wonderful day!

(this was last weekend! Today was more of a 'nap in’ kind of day…rainy and cool!)

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! I hope you’ll join us!

And here’s a sneak peek at some fabric I’m using for a new wristlet.

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It will be in my shop this week!

Visit Diane’s Dream Designs HERE.

And don’t forget to enter the

St. Patrick’s Day giveaway HERE !

34 comments:

LANA said...

Fascinating - it is nice to know that some of the old skills are being preserved. Have a great Sunday!

laurie said...

wow so cool, great event!

NanaDiana said...

I love what I learn in blogland. I have never heard of such an event. How cool is that! xo Diana

Elizabeth said...

I did not know what a Knap-in was, now I do. looks very interesting.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I bet that was an interesting and enjoyable day! hugs, Linda

Marina said...

Diane, That is some interesting post! I posted some pictures from antique show, come see it, please. I love your fabric. Have a good week!

eileeninmd said...

What an interesting post, I have seen the tools but I did not know about Knap-In. Looks like a fun festival and I see a Goldie dog there that could pass as my Goldie Girl's twin. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Kaybe said...

I'm glad you explained that or I would've showed up with my blankie :D

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane
Sounds like a wonder knap festival and today, I did like you did and took a nap.

Hope you have a great week.

Helen

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day. Diane, the abbreviation for Patrick is Paddy or Pat. Paddy is a common name in Ireland.
(Patti is the abbreviation for the girl's name Patricia).
In friendship
Helenxx

LDH said...

That is really pretty fabric for your wristlet!

Interesting Knap-in. After my busy couple of weeks, I am in the mood for a long nap-in :)

Diane Writes said...

I wish we could have something like this in my place too. Have a great day name mate!

Vicky said...

It was perfect 'Nap In' weather. Thanks for educating me on the two!!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Reading blogs is so much fun but especially when I learn something truly interesting...great post!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very cool festival, never heard of this! Interesting skills. Pretty picture of the sky.

My Vintage Mending said...

What a great weekend. Even the dog looks like he is having a grand time. Enjoy your day in and rest up for another week...smiles..Renee

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Thanks for visiting my little blog project and commenting about the tundra swans.

Looks like we both had interesting days last week with your Knap-In and my swans - how diverse is blogging!

Lavender Cottage said...

Diane, you always find the neatest places to go. I checked out your wristlets, very pretty. For me, it's always a big bag so my camera and pretty much the kitchen sink can travel along.
Judith

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I never heard of a "Knap-in" so i learned something new this evening, Diane.

Donna said...

Thank you for teaching me a new term!

Kim K. said...

You always have the best adventures. Have a lovely week ahead.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

You all always check out such cool places! Looks like a great outing.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Diane, I've never heard of a "Knap-In, very interesting. I love the photos of the festival. It looks like something I would enjoy too and I would love to take my little grandson there. I see lots he would love to see. I sure know all about the nap-in. Your rainy cool day is perfect for this. Beautiful fabric you are using for your wristlet. Can't wait to see!
Hope you have a great week

~Emily
The French Hutch

Mary said...

I'm only familiar with a nap-in :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Diane, only YOU could find a Knap-In!!! You find the neatest and most unusual places to go! I, on the other hand, probably would have found a Nap-In with no problem!!! :)

xinex said...

How interesting! I never knew about it till now so thanks for the info...Christine

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I adore chocolate and turquoise...sigh. That is going to be one cute wristlet.

Never knew that there were people who made flints...hmmm.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I would love to see an event like this.

Ginger Zuck said...

I had no idea. Thanks for teaching me something new! Very interesting. I love outings like that.

Kim, USA said...

That is a very cool place.

Mosaic Monday

Vee said...

You visit the neatest places. So many interesting things to see and do at the Knap-In like that amazing necklace. Whoaaaa...

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Great mosaic. Such a great place to visit. I'll click the link now.

Karen

Brenda said...

I definitely didn't know that is what they call themselves. Interesting!

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks like a fabulous day!~

Karen said...

I love festivals like this!... and Diane.. I just got the Rustic Charm bag you made.. .I absolutely LOVE it!! Perfect for spring/summer. Light, pretty.. easy to carry. Thank you!!!