Wednesday, April 23, 2008

NCFC Spring Flute Festival 2008: John Stillwell

We're a few days 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...

A few years ago, I had one of those wonderful experiences of finding a triangular shaped shipping box sitting on my doormat when I got home from work. As most of you know, that can only mean one thing: a new flute. This flute however was very unique, it was one of the first flutes that John Stillwell had produced and he wanted the opinion of a few folks to see if he was on to something...

Well, I have to tell you, John Stillwell is a craftsman! His style of manufacturing flutes is unique in the industry. It's something that you have to see with your own eyes and feel with your own hands to understand. John does amazing things by joining various types of wood together before he ever mills or machines it. The results can be spectacular. In addion, John give his flutes a unique triangular shape that feels great in your hands. You'll definitely want to stop by his booth to check out the latest creations. John doesn't get up to our neck of the woods all that often so this is a rare chance to see his flute up close. Here's a link where John shows the steps in making his flutes:

Check out his complete line of flutes and accessories:

For a complete list of vendors, check out the festival page:

Don't forget that the NCFC/NoNahme Spring Flute Festival is April 26-27, 2008, in Georgetown, CA. 8 AM - 6 PM each day

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