Saco Valley Summer Fiber Arts Workshop

The Saco Valley Fiber Artists would like to invite you to participate in a fiber arts SUMMER WORKSHOP
offering many different classes.

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2016 Workshop Update!!!

We are very sorry, but extremely low enrollment has forced us to cancel all Saturday classes except Rigid Heddle Weaving, which will continue as scheduled but at Shearbrooke Farm, 400 Saco Rd. Standish, 04084

Friday classes in beginner and advanced rug hooking plus Basketmaking and Painted skeins on Friday will run-- but at 89 Main Street, Hiram, Me 04041

I have emailed or called each student and made arrangements to return your checks. Please call 625-3325 if any questions or you need driving directions.

All of us who love to teach will continue to offer classes at our homes, studios, adult ed programs and various venues! Please keep in touch with individual artists on our members list to learn of future opportunities!

Dates: July 29th and 30th, 2016

Registration forms and checks may be mailed to: Janet Conner, PO Box 224, Hiram, ME 04041. Checks payable to Shearbrooke Farm.

Location: Kick The Moon Artist's Studio,
969 Pequawket Trail (Rte 113),
West Baldwin, Maine 04091
Kick the Moon Studio

Learn to work with wool fiber and create beautiful colors through hand dyeing with natural materials. Instruction and practice will be relaxed and informal, and a light gourmet luncheon will be provided. Treat yourself (and a lucky friend !) to a day of textile arts. NO prior experience needed.

This year we are offering 18 different classes, with several new ones. You will have an opportunity to try your choice of classes:

Advanced Rug Hooking Techniques (half day Fri pm only)
Bead Weaving Bracelets (half day Sat am or pm)
Beginner Crochet (full day Fri)
Beginner Rug Hooking (half day Fri am only)
Colorful Baskets (full day Fri only)
Creative Stitchery (full day Fri only)
Fabric Coil Baskets (full day Fri only)
Fabric Origami (Fri or Sat pm)
Knit Victorian Mitts or Boot Toppers (full day Sat only)
See Class Details

Needle Felted Animal Portraits (full day Fri only)
Needle Felted Mini Animal Portraits (half day Sat am or pm)
Painted Skeins (half day Fri or Sat am)
Sweet Sue, the Knitting Sheep (full day Fri only)
Silk Painting (full day Sat only)
Rigid Heddle Weaving (full day Fri or Sat)
Wet Felted Bird Houses (full day Sat only)

Fee:  $75 per day.  Due upon Registration. NOTE: fee is unrefundable after July 1st.

Includes instruction for two half or one whole day class, plus a delicious luncheon. Materials fees are additional, and payable NOT at registration, but during class, directly to the instructor (See class details link above). When you mail your registration form and check, please save a copy for your own records, and call with any questions: 207-625-3325.

A portion of our proceeds go to the Guatemala Education Fund, in support of the children of Maya weavers and crafts people.

Shearbrooke Farm

For 21 wonderful years, Shearbrooke Farm in Standish has hosted our Summer Fiber Art Workshops. This summer of 2015, we are moving about 10 miles west, to route 113 in West Baldwin at Julie Yarbrough's Kick The Moon Studio. We will enjoy our gourmet luncheon as usual, and expand into lots of class room space, dye kitchen and extensive fields for tents. Saco Valley Fiber Artists welcomes you to join us for a day (or two!) of sharing weaving, dyeing, spinning, rug hooking, felting, basketmaking, and more. We are excited to continue offering our small and creative classes, led by the same enthusiastic teachers you remember from Shearbrooke Farm.

Please join us for a creative summer day at Kick the Moon Studio! Rain or Shine...

Call Janet Conner at (207) 625-3325
or email for further information (no
phone registrations). Janet prefers email, because she can access it any
time of day, even at her summer home. If you call when she is away,
speak slowly and leave a call back number, and your message will be
answered in the order in which it was received.

Details about schedule, any extra materials fees,
and driving directions are available when you call.

To register print, share, and use our registration form.

Classes will be filled on a first come basis,
so please register as soon as possible.