thinking about next weekend....
The fort where I'm a docent has a few kinds of days where the docents show up and do things- there are living history days (I'm the Dr's wife, so while I may be knitting or sewing while I'm there I don't do any weaving on those days) and there are demonstration days where we demonstrate how things were done in the time period and compare it with today. We usually do 1846-47, but on the 18th we've got a demo day that portrays the years 1849-51 when the fort was still around, but starting to fall apart because of the California gold rush. I'm not sure how accurate it would be to show the blanket factory for that day, and I was thinking of warping my table loom or my inkle loom and bringing it in instead to show some different form of weaving.
Any ideas for 1849-51 California? The fort itself has two reproduction barn looms and a couple of great wheels that we usually use for demoing the "blanket factory" that was run by native Americans, when the gold rush happened many of the fort employees ran off. Sometimes I bring in my spinning wheel and spin. I do know that one of the great wheels is on the scavenger hunt for the kids that day, but I'm horrible with those wheels, the person who is good with it doesn't usually come for summer events.
(Ideally I'd like to bring one of my floor looms and work on an overshot coverlet, both will fit in my car, but the smaller of the floor looms is occupied right now, and the bigger one I can't lift by myself, so I can't get it into my car.)