Artwork by Marion Scharoun Submitted photo

WEST FARMINGTON — People can see Franklin County’s crafters at work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street.

More than 15 artisans plan to demonstrate their skills and selling their crafts. These will include a bee keeper, blacksmith, fly tie-er, wool felter, wood carver, chair caner, rug hooker, rug braider, hand quilter, potter, soap maker, knitter, spinners and a leather crafter. They will explain the materials and tools needed to get started, according to a news release from the organizers.

There also will be music by local musicians, homemade refreshments and books for sale by antiquarian bookseller Steve Scharoun.

“We thought that with the pandemic many people either developed new hobbies or picked up long abandoned ones and that this would be an exciting menu of possibilities,” said Karen Yingling, who is organizing the event with Theresa Forster of Strong.

A $5 donation will be dedicated to the Grange’s ongoing fund-raising drive to paint the historic building, Yingling said.

A 50/50 raffle is also being held, with items donated by Grange members. People do not need to attend the event to purchase one or be at the drawing, Forster said.

For more information, call 207-671-9140.

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