Oklahoma Spinners Go Victorian


Diana and Jeannine braved a cold Oklahoma evening to demonstrate spinning as part of a living window display. Photo courtesy of Diana Hartzmann.

Claremore, Oklahoma, holds an annual event called Dickens on the Boulevard each November. The Victorian-themed event includes a street dance, local historical reenactments, and an artisan village. Walking through the downtown area, visitors can see a series of living window displays. Among the displays, you might see a few familiar fiber folks! Pictured here, you will see Diana Hartzmann, 2012 SOAR scholar and president of the Tulsa Handspinners Guild, and the incomparable Jeannine Glaves, SOAR mentor and fiber artist extraordinaire.

Diana had this to say about this year's event: "Saturday evening lots of folks, both costumed and in street clothes, came for the festivities, despite the fact that the temperatures were quite chill. Jeannine Glaves and I probably had the best location, even though our feet got cold. We were out of the weather and still could see most of the activities. If I'm counting correctly, I've been doing this event for about fifteen years now and eagerly look forward to next year-and hopefully more pleasant weather."



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