We're less than a week away from the second annual NCFC/NoNahme Spring Gathering in Georgetown, CA. To highlight the event, I thougth that I would feature a short introduction or review of each of the vendors who will be selling flutes next weekend. There will be a lot of other vendors with awesome crafts for sale, far too many for me to talk about each of them. But since I know personally, or know of all of the flutemakers, I thought that I would spend a few moments letting you know what's in store so that you bring a few extra bucks with you, just in case...
Bill Timothy isn't a flute maker, but you'll definitely want to check out his handicrafts. Bill makes wonderfully crafted flute wraps. His bead work is impeccable. A flute wrap is the perfect way to dress up a flute and give it that perfect finishing touch. Here's a picture of his booth from last year: http://www.softcom.net/users/greebo/timothy.htm
Be sure to bring along any flutes that you'd like to add a wrap to. Bill will help you size/fit the appropriate wrap for your flute. If Bill doesn't have the right fitting wrap in inventory, I know that he is more than happy to take special orders.
I've known Bill for many years. Bill formed the Central Coast Flute Circle and works closely with the Northern California Flute Circle to help co-market events and workshops. The Central Coast Flute Circle was originally a clan of the NCFC, but it made more sense for the CCFC to start their own flute circle, where they have a 'adopted' the model of the NCFC with their own regional clans. If you're ever visiting the central coast region, be sure to check their calendar for events or flute circles. NCFC members are always welcome to join a CCFC event (and visa versa!).
For a complete list of vendors, check out the festival page: http://www.softcom.net/users/greebo/festival.htm
Don't forget that the NCFC/NoNahme Spring Flute Festival is April 26-27, 2008, in Georgetown, CA. 8 AM - 6 PM each day