Crafts for the Whole Family at Fox Chapel Publishing’s Woodworking Show

Not just for woodworkers, May 9-10 festival to offer “Craft Connection” make-and-take activities like rubber band loom bracelet making, finger knitting, Zentangle drawing, and paracord lanyard braiding
Hands-on fun for the whole family at Fox's Woodworking Show May 9-10
Hands-on fun for the whole family at Fox's Woodworking Show May 9-10
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LANCASTER, Pa. - April 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Woodworking dads are now going find it much easier to persuade the rest of the family to come along to the upcoming Fox Chapel Publishing Woodworking Show, May 9th and 10th at Rough & Tumble in Kinzers, Pa. Hands-on activities for rubber band loom bracelet making, finger knitting, paracord lanyard braiding, and “Zentangle” drawing will add to the whole family’s fun during the festival.

All visitors to the event will witness exciting live demonstrations of chainsaw carving, whittling, pyrography, pen turning, totem pole carving, and more. Leading woodworking manufacturers and vendors will exhibit their latest gear, and nationally known authors and artisans will offer 40 different woodworking classes.

But woodworker spouses and kids, whose tastes may not run to sawdust, will also have the opportunity to discover several of today’s most popular crafts. Fox Chapel, an East Petersburg-based craft and hobby publisher, will host a continuous series of “make-and-take” crafting activities during the event. Fox’s editors will teach participants how to make trendy bracelets on rubber band looms, experiment with fashionable finger knitting, or braid stretchy paracord lanyards. Aspiring artists will also get a chance to discover the meditative Zentangle® drawing method.

Registration information and a complete schedule is available at

Fox Chapel Publishing is teaming up with The Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association to host the two-day show during the museum’s annual “Spring Steam-Up.” Rough and Tumble provides the perfect venue where Fox Chapel woodworkers can let the chips fly. With one of the world’s largest collections of old traction engines and antique farm implements, Rough and Tumble operates two working steam trains that loop around its 33 acre location. Every visitor to the show will get a chance to ride a steam-powered locomotive, see a steam-powered sawmill in action, and watch a field being plowed by a vintage steam-powered tractor.

Children will be admitted free in their Scout uniforms, and if purchased in advance, $5 per person gets you parked and admitted to the grounds for both days of fun. Woodworking classes, offered for both novice and experienced wood crafters, carry an additional registration fee. To reserve your spot, call 1-800-457-9112 or visit

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