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The Redbud Trees are blooming in the hill country this week! It’s always a delight when these Texas natives put on their first blossoms…

photo by Jon Brieger

photo by Jon Brieger

Take a drive through the hill country, see the redbud trees in bloom and visit Redbud Cafe!

This Week’s Special

 

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, March 3, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Michael J.
  • Saturday, March 4, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Lucy and Friends

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Art at Redbud Cafe

Redbud Cafe is featuring the work of local artist, Angie Crowe –

Please stop by and check out these beautiful rugs, both woven and felted. Angie Crowe begins with a fleece and cards, spins, dyes, weaves or felts the fibers into these works of art.

TRADITIONAL WOOLWORK:

Karakul Rugs, Weavings and Felt • Angie Crowe

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handwoven rug by Angie Crowe

All of Angie Crowe’s work on display at Redbud Cafe is available for purchase through Brieger Pottery, next door. The artwork will hang at Redbud Cafe through the first week of March.

About the work:

After moving to a Blanco Co. farm in 1995, I started raising Karakul sheep for their long-staple, naturally colored wool. The hardy central Asian Karakul sheep produce two fleeces per year. The lambs are black or dark brown their first 6 months and as they age each successive coat is lighter in color. Karakul wool is a lustrous, strong fiber and is ideal for rug weaving.

The wool is washed outside after shearing, carded into batts, and spun into yarn on an old Ashford spinning wheel. My loom is a Rio Grande walking loom, a traditional rug loom used by weavers in New Mexico and Colorado.

Navajo and Rio Grande textile traditions have influenced me. Learning to play with the natural colors to find compatible combinations and bold geometric designs is a more contemporary approach and I utilize both styles in my weavings.

The felted rugs have been an attempt to manipulate the wool to produce a fresh pelt appearance.  It’s a labor of love because it is labor intensive. It’s always a surprise to roll out a felting mat after such hard work and see a solid piece of wool fabric.

Thank you MC Buchholz for your beautiful wool.

Coming in March :

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Beginning March 17, Redbud Cafe will feature the Ceramic Artwork of Dee and Terry Buck. Meet these two vibrant clay artists at Redbud Cafe on March 17, from 5:30 – 6:30pm, and see their recent work. Their work will be on display and available for purchase at Redbud Cafe/Brieger Pottery through the last week of May, 2017.

Native central Texans,  Terry and Dee Buck have worked together as potters for over 40 years, owning and operating Buck Pottery in Gruene for 33 of those years.

Our work is an attempt to preserve the pottery craft tradition and the humanistic qualities this craft brings to the goods we use in our everyday life.

Terry and Dee can be contacted through their website at buckpottery.com.

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