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Pysanky: Eggs to Dye For
with Sharon Hill
Decorate eggs with the traditional Ukrainian method (Pysanky) of using beeswax and dye (aka the batik method). Patterns are drawn on the egg with hot beeswax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Finally, the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were covered up at each stage.
Rug Hooking 101 Beginner or refresher
with Judith Hotchkiss
Have you ever admired hooked rugs and thought you might enjoy making your own? In this one day introduction to punch and traditional rug hooking, you will hook your choice of leaf patterns inspired by fall colors. You will learn all the basics of materials, tools and techniques, and a little history besides. The goal is to provide you with a foundation in hooking with yarn or wool strips that can be compared to painting with wool. All materials are provided and frames and hooks or punches may be borrowed for the class with the option of purchase after. Veteran instructor, Judith Hotchkiss, will cover everything you need to know to complete the project and help you plan your next. This one day class has an optional follow up day in alternate location.
Wet Felting: Painting with Wool
with Audra Christie
Felting is one of the oldest fiber crafts. It is a process to create an object made with wool fibers. There are two types; needle felting (a dry process) and wet felting. In this workshop you will learn the process of both wet felting and needle felting. Adorn your handmade sheet felt with needle felted embellishments to create a wool painting to hang on your wall! This workshop is great for beginners and those who already have some felting experience. (Some upper-body strength is needed for the scrubbing process of wet-felting.) Students will take home a pack of needle felting needles and have the option to buy the foam block working surface.
Students are asked to bring two bath towels and $20.00 (cash or check) payable to the instructor, Audra Christie.
with George Deans
Designed for both the beginner and experienced woodworkers. Emphasis will be on fundamentals of tools, machines and materials to create projects. Safety will be our first priority in proper shop practices. Do you have some specific aspect of woodworking you are interested in learning; hand joinery, design, finishing, etc.? Come in with a project or work with the instructor to create one. You do not have to create a project to make this class a success. You can participate in this class just to learn the machines, joinery, both hand and machine tools, or some other aspect of woodworking you find interesting. Topics such as repairs, restoration and refurbishing of existing pieces will be covered for those interested. No class 11/21. Projects should be transportable. Participants are responsible for additional supply costs of their individual projects.
Please note this class has been delayed one week from the date published in our catalog.
Wreath Making Workshop
with Audrey Herbest
Learn how to create wreaths and a garland in time for the holiday season. Students will use a 12” metal ring to produce a beautiful, fresh, double-faced 20-24” balsam fir wreath to take home. Join us for a fun filled class and learn the Maine tradition of "wreathing" under the guidance of a veteran Downeast wreath maker. Materials provided: freshly picked Maine balsam fir tips, ring, rope and wire. Students should bring gloves, small hand pruners and any ribbon or decorations they would like to use.