Rebuild the Spider Web Farm
Interview with Will Knight after the fire
Many people have asked how they can help the Spider Web Farm rise from the ashes. The outpouring of support is touching, and deeply appreciated by all of us who have called the Farm home. We do not know yet what my parents total expenses will be. The barn was not insured. It is with great humility and the deepest gratitude towards our friends and supporters that I have setup this GoFundMe site to allow financial contributions to assist in rebuilding the Spider Web Farm.
Financial donations will be used for:
Demo and clean-up of the wreckage
Building a new gift shop
Those of you who live locally to my parents may prefer to help them with services or gifts of your time. Please contact my parents or brother Willy to find out what they need. Your help is so wonderfully generous and greatly appreciated.
Thank you to everyone for your support of my parents in their time of need. With your help, the Spider Web Farm will persevere.
With deepest gratitude,
Daughter of Will and Terry Knight,
owners of the Spider Web Farm
What is the Spider Web Farm?
My parents, Will and Terry Knight, bought the Spider Web Farm in 1970. At the time, it was just another old farmhouse with a red barn, at the end of a dead-end road on the edge of a small Vermont village. Ever the creative types, Will turned the main floor of the barn into a work shop for his woodworking hobby and opened a small gift store in the basement to sell the lap desks, jewelry boxes, and other cabinetry he made. Terry hand-lined drawers and painted flowers on the finished pieces.
Terry began experimenting with using spider webs to augment her painting in the mid-70s. Will was inspired, and took on the art of collecting webs with a passion and joy that lasts to this day. A feature in Yankee Magazine in 1978 introduced the world to the Spider Web Farm, and the unique nature of their art has drawn media attention regularly throughout the years. Visitors from around the world and throughout the U.S. are treated to a live demo of the collection of a web, and entertained by master storyteller Will. The Farm has hosted tour buses, school field trips, RV and motorcycle clubs. Recent years have seen a flock of Millennials, drawn to the Farm’s quirky charm.
Gabfest is available on iTunes, or you can listen to the podcast with the link, below. David's chatter about the SWF is at the end.
Thanks again, David!
Here is a link to the Gabfest podcast. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slates-political-gabfest/id158004641?mt=2&i=378746967
Hello- with members of the community, my husband is coordinating a spaghetti benefit dinner and dance for the Knight's. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a live and Chinese auction, dinner and dancing. Join us 11/19 at the Moose Club in a Williamstown- doors open at 3pm