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with Susanne Grosjean
Small, portable and inexpensive – the backstrap loom is ideal for those who lack the space for a table or floor loom, would like to be able to take their weaving “on the road’’ with them or simply don’t have the means to invest in more sophisticated equipment. Students will create a simple loom and be shown how to begin weaving a belt.
Basket Weaving: Maine Pack
with Gin Randolph
Learn to weave this traditional, sturdy, medium-sized pack basket (18" X 13" X 10"). The pack size would be appropriate for a young adult or woman. A additional fee would be incurred for a larger size. Students will take the finished product home. Materials and hands-on instruction provided at the class for the basket only. No experience necessary. Harness materials will be available at class for an additional cost.
Basket Weaving: Maine Pack 4Kids+Adult
with Gin Randolph
This class is designed for a child to attend along with an adult to make one pack together. Learn to weave a traditional, sturdy, small or medium-sized pack basket. The pack size would be appropriate for a child/young adult or woman. A additional fee would be incurred for a larger size. Students will take the finished product home. Materials and hands-on instruction provided at the class for the basket only. No experience necessary. Harness materials will be available at class for an additional cost.
Christmas Wool Penny Wall Hanging
with Sharon Hill
Make a Wool Penny Christmas Tree wall hanging (15" x 23") using wool or Woolfelt™ by cutting pennies (circles of wool) and stitching them onto a wool background. Learn how to cut pennies and blanket stitch them to the background. A supplies list will be provided online or by request. Kits will also be available for sale by the instructor. Class meets twice: 10/27 and 11/10.
Fresh Holiday Wreath Workshop
with Audrey Gilman
Learn tricks of the trade from a Downeast , 30+ year veteran wreath maker on how to create and decorate fresh balsam wreaths in time for the holiday season. You’ll get “tips” on when and how to harvest brush, permission documentation, and shipping information. Students will use a 12” metal ring to produce a beautiful, fresh, double-faced 20-24” balsam fir wreath to take home and hang. Instructor will also demonstrate how to create garland. Materials provided: freshly picked Maine balsam fir tips, ring, rope and wire. Students should bring a $10 supply fee, gloves, small hand pruners and any ribbon or decorations they would like to use.
Hooked Holiday Ornaments
with Judith Hotchkiss
Hook or punch two holiday or winter themed ornament designs from the instructor's patterns or create your own. Ornaments may be traditionally hooked, or punched with either yarn or wool strips and will be finished with simple embroidery stitches. Class fee includes all supplies for two ornaments, just bring your own scissors.
Nuno Felted Scarves
with Sandi Cirillo
Learn how to create a nuno felted scarf using bits and pieces of wool, soap and water, agitation and lovely silk scarf. Nuno felting requires some upper body strength but this class is for all ages, teens to adults. Nuno felted scarves are sold in many fine gift shops……..here’s your chance to make your own. Please bring a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor along with an old towel and scissors. Feel free to bring something to drink and a lunch.
Plant Imprinting on Fabric
with Sandi Cirillo
Learn how to imprint a design on a canvas tote bag using a variety of natural plant materials. We will experiment on various fabric surfaces to see how color reproduces, then we will move on to creating a finished tote bag that expresses a one-of-a-kind design. All materials are provided by the instructor. Participants are encouraged to bring favorite flowers or leaves from their own garden or yard. Just make sure they are kept in water until the workshop. Students should bring an $8 supplies fee payable to the instructor along with an old bath towel, a hammer (if you have one) and ear plugs. Feel free to bring something to drink and a lunch.