About the movie

Several years ago, Al Minard of the Washington Township Historical Society heard about my sock machine, and asked if I could bring it to demonstrate at Art in the Park, held each May on the grounds of the Shinn House in Fremont.

It was determined that the machine was too heavy and at the same time too fragile to move. Margaret Thornberry, President of the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, felt that a good video presentation about the machine might be a worthwhile project, and enlisted Rasec Ozal and Cony Manriquez of the Fremont Film Forum to produce a short video documentary about the history, use and operation of the circular sock knitter.

This interesting video features a demonstration of the machine (right in my sewing room!) and my good friend Carol Pike spinning yarn from the wool of Ardenwood Farms sheep.

The film will be shown to the public for the first time during the Transcontinental Connection event, Sunday January 17th 4PM to 6PM, at the historic Essanay Theater (Niles District of Fremont) 37417 Niles Blvd. Admission to the event is free. A voluntary $5 donation benefiting the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum would be appreciated.

Margaret Thornberry wrote the script, did the storyboarding, and was our Producer Extraordinaire, as well as the narrator.

The movie was co-produced and directed by Rasec Ozal, who was assisted in filming by Cony Manriquez.

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