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Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Wednesday- Free to all Fiber College
Able to come up a little early and want to spend some more time practicing a technique or skill you developed at Fiber College?.... or maybe you just need to take a little more time strolling the beach looking for that special rock, driftwood piece or mermaid tear (sea glass) to top off one of your projects?  Come on down to Fiber College grounds  to stretch out in one of the classrooms, visit the beach for a picnic or to help us eat any of the left over pies and garden veggies.
Thursday
spinning clinicOvershot is Hot- Part 1 (part 2 on Friday: total hours-9)*
Intermediate Level

Thursday: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M.  (1 hour for lunch)    Instructor: Laney Lloyd
Class Size: 8

Description:
This class will explore how overshot patterns are used to create intricate
shapes on a 4-harness loom. We shall begin warping our looms in an effortless way and then we'll proceed to the more creative process of exploring overshot designs using various tieups, treadlings, yarns and color.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to follow a weaving draft, warp a loom, and understand the fundamentals of weaving.
Class fee:  $205.00        Materials fee: $25.00
Warp yarn in a pre-measured chain;
Weft yarns of many colors & weights; Handouts.
Student brings: 4- harness table or floor loom with 2 lease sticks, 8,10 or 12 dent reed; sley hook; 2 shuttles, scissors, notebook and pencil.

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
tom cote
Let's Go with the Grain! *
Appropriate for Everybody and Beyond

Thursday: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M.  (1 hour for lunch) 
Instructor:  Tom Cote
Class Size: 12
Description: Under the tutelage of Master Wood Carver Tom Cote, you will design and carve an image or scene in a woodblock that can be used to make prints on fabric or paper.  Here's your chance to print blocks for quilts, pillows, scrapbooks...what can you think of?  Learn to add and blend colors in your print for a totally customized piece of artwork.
Class fee: $139.00       carving Fiber College
Materials fee: $15.00  Includes: Printing ink and all the tools to do the printing.  The blocks of wood for the print and I'll also bring some tools.
Student brings:  Pre washed cotton enough for 10-12 squares.  Approximately 10"x10" Carving tools if you have them.

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
primitive rugPrimitive Rug Hooking*
Appropriate for Everyone

Thursday: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M.  (1 hour for lunch)    Instructor: Susie Stephenson  
Class Size:
15

Description: Who needs a kit to hook a fabulous rug? I've been hooking for 17 years and am
ready to teach you how to draw your own design, pick out the wools and other fibers that make your heart sing, pull up the loops to bring your work of art to life and give you confidence to complete your first hooking project. Bring images and ideas...together will plan and begin executing your rug.

Class fee:  $139.00       Materials fee: $50.00  Includes: Linen piece for backing, wool for hooking your project, different "accent" fibers and cotton twill tape for finishing your rug.
Student brings: hook and frame or hoop and sharp scissors.
Website: www.mainemats.com

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

Appropriate for Everyone

Thursday:
9 A.M.- 4 P.M.
  (1 hour for lunch)    Instructor: Beth Berman 
Class Size: 10

Description:
This is a fabulous opportunity to learn how to stretch and tape a silk screen, make a handy portable printing surface and learn how to silk screen using different products like thickened dye and acrylic paints and mediums as well as how to set up and use a deconstructed screen. We will cover paper stencils, permanent and semi-permanent images on screens, resists using wax, tape and paper. We will discuss and use thermofax screens as well as making permanent images with water soluble crayons an
fiber colleged pastels.
You will learn everything you need t
o know about making and using silk screens and you will go home with a 14”X14” screen and 2’X2’ printing surface. A squeegee and an instruction manual with all the directions covered in the class will also included in the supply fee.  Welcome to the world of silk screening on fabric and paper.
Class fee:  $139.00      
Materials fee:
$65.00  Instructor will provide: materials to make on 14x14 silk screen, soy wax, resist materials, dye and thickeners.  Material to construct a 24x24 printing surface, tools & squeegies.  Basically everything but fabric to screen onto.
Student brings:  5 yards of white, 100% cotton fabric with NO finsishes like wrinkle free.  Check at Joann's.  You can bring much more fabric to screen on and few images on plain paper that can be screened as outlines (suggestion: children's profiles, pets, a graphic motif)

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
woodcarveTotally Batty*
Appropriate for Everyone

Thursday: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M.  (1 hour for lunch)      Instructor: Josette McWilliams     Class Size: 10
Description: Batts are the best of the best in terms of spinning experiences.  When prepared well, a batt will draft smoother than any other fiber preparation, enabling you to spin any weight of yarn you desire.  In this class, we’re going to celebrate the batt and create our own batts to spin.  No other fiber prep form allows you the versatility of spinning from a batt.  From color play to blending of different fiber types to truly unique art in fiber form – you can do whatever you dream.  Just bring your wheel,  a sense of adventure, and a hunger for some fiber fun and we’ll learn to make great batts, how to prep batts for different spinning methods (from the fold, long-draw, etc), and how to spin them.  This class is a hands-on intensive journey into different fibers, colors, and textures and what they bring to your yarn creations!
Class fee:  $139.00       Materials fee:  $10.00.  All inclusive kit.
Student brings:  A wheel or spindle in good working order.

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
Traditional Construction Techiques for Ganseys
Intermediate Level- must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars.

Thursday: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M.  (1 hour for lunch)    Instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel 
Class Size:
25
Description: Students will learn how to construct a Gansey, a sweater form prevalent in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century among the fishermen of the British Isles.  A small scale sweater will be knitted using traditional construction techniques including the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, seam stitches, traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gusset, shoulder gussets, picked-up sleeves, and rolled collar.  Alternative methods to these techniques will also be explored. 
Class fee:  $139.00       Materials fee: $0
Student brings: One set of four 7" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 5 (3.75mm).  One set of four or five 7" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 7 (4.5mm).  3 oz. plain-textured, solid, light-colored worsted weight yarn and few images on plain paper that can be screened as outlines (suggestion: children's profiles, pets, a graphic motif)
Optional:  11 1/2" or 12" circular needle US size 4.5 mm, st markers,  waste yarn, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart.  (If you like using the magic loop or 2 circulars, bring the appropriate needle.
Silk Painting
Ap
drumpropriate for Everybody who has the skills listed below

Thursday: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M. (1 hour for lunch)  Instructor: Cynthia McGuirl 
 
Class Size: 12
Description: Students will work on prehemmed silk which will be stretched on a frame.  We will use non-toxic dyes and resists to create one of kind scarves.
You can work "freehand" or you can transfer a design to your scarf.  Resists are applied to contain colors and/or to draw images on the fabric.  Dyes are then applied to the scarf.  We will be using water based non-toxic  pigment dyes.  These dyes don't spread as much as traditional silk dyes which makes for great color blending possibilities.  The finished scarf has
a stone washed look and creating rich textures is easy. Students will learn how to mix their own colors as well as techniques for working with color and design. The finished scarves need to air dry for at least 48 hours and are then heat set in a dryer.  Each student will go home with detailed instructions on how to hand wash their scarves.
Class fee:  $139.00       Materials fee:  $25.00.  All dyes, resists, tools, frames and supplies.  Per student: 2- 11" x 60" habatoi silk scarves, 1- 11"x 11" practice silk
Additional scarves available for $10. each.   Student brings:  Enthusiasm!   Website: www.dancingblanket.com

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive   
Friday

spindleAbsolute Beginner Spindling
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday: 10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M.    Instructor:  Heather Kinne  Class Size: 12
Description: If you've ever wanted to learn to spin but were too intimidated to try, this class is for you.  Learn how and why to draft fiber, the parts and functions of a spindle and begin making your own yarn!  All materials are provided for use during the class and may be purchased afterwards if you absolutely live it~ and we hope you will!
Class fee:  $59.00       Materials fee: $0  Spindles to learn on…may be purchased for $18-$20, fiber

Student provides:
a spindle if you have one

Website: www.highlandhandmades.com

Is that a J.pegg Apron You're Wearing? -part 1  (part 2 on Saturday-total of 6 hours instruction)*
Making fabric from photographs
 ( Students do not need to bring any computer equipment for this class! )

Friday: 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.    Instructor: Mary Ellen Kranz    Class Size: 12
Description: Project Runway did it, now you can too.  Create your own fabric to use in wearable art projects.  Start with a photo image of something you love in Maine. Learn to print it onto fabric using the latest products and techniques for making your piece soft, brightly-colored and washable. In class, we’ll print our fabric image using an ordinary inkjet printer.  We’ll also discuss how to prepare images that can be sent off to companies who will reasonably print your very own “fabric line” as yardage.
Class fee:  $139.00       Materials fee: You can choose a photograph from Mary Ellen’s extensive collection or, prior to class, you can email a photograph to her of something you love (maryellen@quiltingimages.com with Subject:  Fiber College).  All other supplies, printable fabric, backing, printer ink, etc. will be provided for a fee of not more than $6 payable to teacher in class.
Student provides: Nothing, everything is in the kit
Website: www.quiltingimages.com

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
hoppequilt

B
aa
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday: 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.    
Instructor:  Amy Felske  
Class Size:
15
Description: Create a Baa of your very own.  These small sheep are made from woven wool with clothespin legs, needlefelted fleece and hematite bead eyes.  You will stuff a pre-sewn baa body, hand sew their leg coverings and ears and then needlefelt their fleece for the perfect beginning to a flock or two of your own.
woven wool
Class fee:  $69.00     
Materials fee: $15   all you need
Student provides:  A sense of humor :-) You may bring along any small embellishment to add to your Baa and kit.



Shifu ~ Traditional Japanese Paper Spinning

Appropriate for Anyone Comfortable with their wheel or Spindle

Friday: 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.     Instructor:  Sarah Haskell    Class Size: 15
Description: In 11th century Japan the technique of spinning rice paper into thread known as Shifu was developed. This fine thread was then woven into garments that were worn by Buddhist priests. Later in the 17th century, Samurai families began to produce Shifu woven garments as a small industry.  
In this workshop we will learn how to take a sheet of handmade paper and spin it into thread using either a drop spindle or a wheel. Handspun paper thread is quite durable; can be dyed and used for knitting, weaving or crocheting. 

Class fee: $69.00  Materials fee: $15 for specialty papers
Students need to bring
: Drop spindle or wheel in good working order, an exacto-style knife with sharp blades, an 18” ruler, pencil and cutting pad.

shifu fiber college
Website: www.Sarahhaskell.com
quiltOvershot is Hot (part 2)*
Intermediate Level

Friday: 10:00 A.M.- 12:00PM      Instructor: Laney Lloyd    Class Size: 8
Description: This class will explore how overshot patterns are used to create intricate
shapes on a 4-harness loom. We shall begin warping our looms in an effortless way and then we'll proceed to the more creative process of exploring overshot designs using various tieups, treadlings, yarns and color.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to follow a weaving draft, warp a loom, and understand the fundamentals of weaving.
Class fee:  $205.00 for sessions 1 & 2        
Materials fee:
$25.00 (covers both sessions)  Includes warp yarn in pre-measured chain; weft yarns of many colors & weights
Student provides: 4- harness table or floor loom with 2 lease stick 8,10 or 12 dent reed; sley hook; 2 shuttles, scissors, notebook and pencil.


*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

Photography for Fiber Artists and Knitters: Styling Your FO's
Appropriate for Everybody

Friday: 10:00 AM- 1:00 P.M.     Instructor: Gale Zucker     Class Size: 16

Description: Cover the basic concepts in making your digital photography images look great, concentrating on camera use techniques and tricks to photograph fiber and texture.  Learn to choose backgrounds, colors, simple light tips and how to use photography to really tell the story of your craft.  Gale will also demo the optimization of your images once they're out of the camera and into a blogpage or website.
Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $0.00       
Student provides: An example of their work they would like to photograph and their digital camera.  Digital cameras-- dslr or point & shoot are fine--but students must know how to find their settings and/or bring their manual
Website:  www.gzucker.com

basket

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive           
brown-fiber-festivalTextured Twined Fingerless Mitts
Intermediate.  Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars.  Ability to knit English style is very helpful, but not required.

Friday:
9:00 A.M. - 4 P.M. (1 hour for lunch)    Instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel
Class Size: 25
Description: Learn the Swedish technique of tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, by knitting a fingerless mitten using worsted weight yarn. The mitt is worked circularly on double-pointed needles and includes many techniques:  a twined knitting cast-on, reading and working from a chart, the "O" stitch, Chain Path, Purl Deep Stitch, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.
Class Fee: $139.00        Materials Fee: $0

 •     Yarn: No single ply yarns!  Around 4 oz. light colored worsted weight yarn for two mitts.  Yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball.  1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight.  Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns.  Four ply yarns show the textures best.
•      Needles: One set of 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size 4mm (US 6)
•      Extras: Tapestry needle and st markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes notes for keeping one's place on the chart.   *Homework: Main color yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball.


The Instructor: 
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 20 years.  Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She completed her first DVD "Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel"  in 2010.  Her articles and designs have appeared in Threads, Cast On, Interweave Knits, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye Pot, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters magazines as well as magazines in Europe.  She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions. 
Beth's website can be found at
  KnittingTraditions
windowAppropriate for Intermediate      Get Homework Hereruffled mittens

Friday: 12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M.     Instructor: Judy Tollefson   
Class Size:
15
Description: Learn how to put a ruffle on after the garment is done, either ruffling "up" or ruffling "down" from the hem, neckline, or wrist; or around an ankle, elbow or head! Bring your knitted homework, and we will complete two types of ruffle in class, and begin a third. Variations on these ruffles will be discussed in class, as well as being provided in written classroom instructions. You will go away confident that ruffles are an easy, fun embellishment for the whimsical or elegant "girls" in your life.
Class fee:  $24.00       Materials fee: $0 Classroom instructions for working the ruffles, including tips on varying the ruffles presented.
Student provides: Yarn for completing the ruffles. Set of 5 dpns; usual knitting supplies.
Glasses to see your work!

Website:
www.Judyscolors.com

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
three books fiber collegeThree Books, Three Hours
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday: 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.      Instructor: Anna Low      
Class Size:
12
Description: Have you ever wanted to bind your own books? This is the introductory class for you. We're going to dive right in and make three small books using three different binding techniques: Japanese stab binding, an accordion fold, and a decorative pamphlet stitch. You will walk out of class with three beautiful blank books and the skills to keep
Class fee:  $69.00      
Materials Fee:  $10.00  includes all inclusive kit
Student provides: enthusiasm, any special paper you'd like to bring.
Website: www.purplebeanbindery.com

fair isle knittingColor in Traditional Fair Isle Knitting*
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday:
2:00 P.M- 5:00 P.M.  Instructor:  Mary Jane Mucklestone  Class Size: 12
Description: . In an intensive three hours, we will explore color relationships in traditional fair isle knitting by knitting a simple wristlet. Choose to follow the “rules” precisely, or use them as a jumping off point to develop your own signature color palette. Mary Jane will provide a multitude of  colors of 2 ply jumper weight Shetland or Shetland style wool by Jamieson and Smith, Jamieson’s, Elemental Affects and Harrisville yarn companies.
Class fee: $59.00   Materials fee: $0
Student provides: one set  double pointed needles US 3 [3.25 mm].  Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers. Graph paper and colored pencils if desired.  Homework: Yarn,100% fingering weight Shetland wool or something similar. With the color of your choice, cast on 48 sts. Place marker and join for working in the round. K1 P1 rib for 8 rnds.
Website: www.maryjanemucklestone.com
*A 2011 Fiber College Artist in Residence

indigo weld woad at Fiber CollegeIndigo, Woad & Weld *
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday: 2:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.   Instructor:  Michelle Delucia   Class Size: 25
Description: Learn how to dye sheep's wool and fabric naturally with Indigo, Woad & Weld using plants grown in my own gardens.
We will also overdye with marigold, sumac and goldenrod to achieve various shades of greens.Workshop also includes a natural dye plant identification  walk around Searsport campground.
Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $0  Instructions will be included for take home. Indigo will be available for sale ($10/1 pound bag) but must
be used within 24-36 hours.  Pre-orders are strongly encouraged.
Student provides:  Notebook
Website: www.sunshinedaydreamgardens.com

kneedle edgings fiber collegeCrochet Edgings for Fiber Artists
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday:  2:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.       Instructor: Laurie Sims   Class Size: 12
Description: Simple or fancy, a beautiful crochet edging can give your knitted or woven project a beautiful flourish. Geared for those who seldom or never pick up a crochet hook, this class will give you basics of a smooth foundation and a few fancy finishes. We'll also discuss a few simple tips and tricks for adapting these techniques to any fabric or garment.
Class fee:  $69.00      
Materials fee: $0  includes printed stitch diagrams and directions.
Student provides: 3 or 4 4-6" plain knit sample squares of medium weight yarn, other yarn bits for crocheting the edgings and any crochet hooks you may have.



painting
Drafting Basics for Weavers*
Appropriate for Everyone

Friday: 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.      Instructor: Janet Doyle    Class Size: 25
Description: An Introduction to reading, creating and understanding weaving drafts.  A great intro for rigid heddle weavers.  Learn to convert drafts to be used on a rigid heddle loom.
Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $5.00      Includes: all handouts
Student provides:  pencil, eraser, a sense of humor

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive


drafting basic

Katherine-Colby-Long-drawLearning the Long Draw Technique
Appropriate for Everybody


Friday: 2:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.  Instructor:
Katharine Cobey   Class Size: 15
Description:
Learn long draw spinning with Fiber Legend Katharine Cobey.

Spinning your own yarn gives you ultimate control over the finished product.  You will love the quality of hand-spun yarn and enjoy being able to make different sizes and types of yarn from the same fiber and your own handspun will be less costly than buying commercial yarn.  Katharine calls the Navajo spindle the “great teacher”. 

Ever since learning how to spin with one herself, she has started all of her spinning students on a Navajo support spindle. This way a novice spinner can work very slowly at first - not something possible on a drop spindle or a wheel - building up speed as her drafting improves before working with a wheel.  Portable, inexpensive to buy, and a delight to use, a Navajo spindle is also a boon to Short draw spinners who wish to broaden their skills..

Why bother with long draw?  Knowing the long draw enables us to spin on a Charka, a Great or Walking wheel and also Rachael Brown’s superb Rio Grande, the most technically advanced wheel introduced since the mid 1400 hundreds. A long draw can also be used on most bobbin wheels.

Longdraw handspinning is the traditional way of making or plying arms-lengths of thread at one time rather than making just a few inches of yarn at a time as  is done with the short draw.

It is a satisfying skill which produces quality yarn quickly so that you complete projects in timescales to suit today's demanding lifestyle. Spinning off a point also allows you to create the new novelty yarns many are becoming interested in- something that is more difficult to do on ordinary bobbin wheels.

Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $5.00   Includes carded Romney or Cotswold fiber, Navajo spindle to use during class.
Students should bring: a Navajo spindle, if you have one- available for purchase after class if you want one from the Vendors at Fiber College - optional: low stool, twelve to 20 inches high  if desired  (chairs will be provided).

Hooping for Fiber Artists*
Everyone welcome

Friday: 3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.         
Instructor: Jennifer Appleby    
Size:
15
Description: Are you a spinner, knitter or weaver who obsessively sits in one place for far too long? Would you like another way to find and express your inner joy? Do you need an exercise workout with an attitude? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then hooping is for you! Come decorate your very own hoop and learn why hooping is the latest craze. Note: these are not the hoops of our youth. Fear not! They are heavier and use water inside to help the hoop ‘flow’. Participants will explore different music and moves and are encouraged to bring CDs and a sense of adventure. You will leave with basic skills, a manual for more advanced tricks, and inspiration to build your own home practice. This is a great way to encourage circulation, burn calories, get a full body gentle stretch and of course be the star of the next family barbecue!
Class fee:  $59.00      
Materials fee: $20.00  Includes: Hoops and decorations, music and instruction.
Student provides: A Willingness to have fun.


*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
quilt

Saturday
hoop classHooping and Stretching
                     
  
Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 10 A.M.
Instructor: Jennifer Appleby

Fellow fiber friends, shake off sleep and join me for an hour of gentle hooping. We will start with some basic stretching and then use colorful water weighted hoops to meet the day in a joyful way. Hoops put a new spin on exercise, jogging, meditation, yoga, and dance. They help you find your center and improve balance. Come join the circle and be mindfully moved in a whole new way! Hoop to see YOU there.

Student provides: Your welcome to bring the new hoop you made in yesterdays class.

booksIs that a J.pegg Apron You're Wearing? -part 2
Making fabric from photographs

( Students do not need to bring any computer equipment for this class! )


Saturday: 9:00: A.M- 12:00 A.M.      Instructor: Mary Ellen Kranz   Class Size: 12
Description: Aprons are back! Use the fabric photo you created in the earlier J.Pegg class to create a fun, fashionable one in class. If you did not attend the earlier section, you can still come and select a photo image from Mary Ellen’s collection. We’ll keep the sewing simple (two people can share one sewing machine). We’ll also explore others ways to incorporate images of things we love into wearable art that will have others asking “Is that a ….”?

Class fee: see Friday's Class       Materials fee:  Teacher will supply the basic apron fabric, pattern, and embellishments for a class fee of not more than $10 payable to the teacher in class.
Student Supply List for Part 2:  Sewing machine in good working order. Extra bobbin, other machine accessories for basic sewing, and an extension cord.  Neutral thread for piecing and colored threads to coordinate with colors in your photo fabric.  Fabric scissors, pins, hand sewing needles, and anything else you consider ‘basic sewing supplies’.

Website: www.quiltingimages.com
Fit to Flatter
Appropriate for intermediate and advanced knitters
worsted amy herzog
Saturday:  9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.     Instructor: Amy Herzog     Class Size: 20

Description:  Ever wonder why some sweaters make you look like a supermodel and others make you look more like a hobbit? Have you ever knit a sweater that looked stunning on the page only to be disappointed when you wore it for the first time? In this class, instructor Amy Herzog gives you the tools you need to produce sweaters perfect for your figure every time you pick up the needles, along with a sweater pattern designed to perfectly fit and flatter YOU! Based on her extremely popular "Fit to Flatter" tutorial series, topics covered in class include:
Standard body shapes, modifying figure factors, and why your shape matters way more than your size. How clothing changes the appearance of the body's shape and the many ways we can manipulate this for our benefit. Types of sweater patterns that look best on each figure type, driven into reality by lots and lots of trying on samples. Personalized shape analysis and detailed measurements for every student How to choose what size to knit, demystifying ease, and modifying existing patterns.
General sweater tips and tricks.
Student-brought questions and discussion topics.
Custom sweater design for every student.

"We take pictures of everyone's shape during class, so please come wearing or willing to change into a tight-fitting top and relatively well-fitted pants/skirt. As part of this day-long class, we'll be designing a custom sweater for every student, so please bring along a (large) gauge swatch that you'd like to use for your sweater. Please also bring along sweaters you've knit (or particularly loved/hated store-bought sweaters), patterns you're interested in, and your adventurous inner knitter!
"
Class fee: 
$139.00       Materials fee: $5.00   Includes extensive full-color brochure summarizing all relevant material for each student, equipment necessary to take photos, sweater samples
Students should bring: notebook and a few pencils, measuring tape, calculator, large gauge swatch you'd like to use for your custom sweater!
Igknitolochkoy- Traditional Russian Punchneedle Embroidery*
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday:  9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.        Instructor: Davis Harriman    Class Size: 16
Description: Learn the traditional old world art of miniature punchneedle embroidery using the original Igolochokoy Russian Punchneedle to create a beautiful tapestry design.
Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $15.00  Kit prices vary and can be purchased from teacher prior to class.
Student provides: No slip 7" hoop or 7/10" lap stand, Attic Heirlooms kit of choice and embroidery scissors.



*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

Letspirit stickwalking stick maine fiber college's Get the Spirit Out of the Woods!*mucklestone
Appropriate for For Everyone

Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.     Instructor: Tom Cote
Class Size:
10
Description: Learn how to carve or whittle wood spirits that can be used for ornaments, light pulls, walking sticks and shelf sitters.  This is a good way to learn how to use a very simple carving knife.  You'll also learn how to sharpen a carving knife so that it will cut through wood like butter.
Class fee: $69.00  Materials fee: $10.00 Wood and materials to finish and protect the carving.
Student provides: Small jack knife or carving knife  

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
needle scuplting
Maine Mermaid - Part 1 (part 2 on Sunday-total of 6 hours instruction) *
Intermediate Level

Saturday: 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.     
Instructor: Amy Felske  
Class Size:
12
Description: Sew a Mermaid of your very own.  Learn some basic dollmaking techniques in a class where you sew a mermaid with a colorful batik fabric tail and sumptuous hand dyed, hand spun hair.  This mermaid has a needle sculpted face with features drawn in pen and colored pencils.  Extra practice heads will be supplied so you can get her features just right.  She has a muslin body with button jointed arms, and you will embellish her with vintage ribbon and glass beads.  Her hair is hand dyed and hand spun by members of the Mountain Fiber Folk Cooperative of Montgomery VT, mostly from our own animal’s fibers. You will complete a beautiful doll from an original pattern designed especially for this year’s Fiber College.

Class Fee: $139.00
Materials fee: $30.00  everything you need to create your own Maine Mermaid
Student provides: special handspun, beads, ribbons and trinkets to personalize your creation.
Amy asks you to contemplate "what type of mermaid are you -- dark and mysterious,  bright and happy, or even soft and sweet." 




*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
Photography for Fiber Artists and Knitters: Working with Models
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday: 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.     Instructor: Gale Zucker       Class Size: 16
Description: We all judge a pattern/design by the way it's shown.  A beautiful photo of handcrafted work on a model is what draws knitters to a design.  We'll concentrate on how to photograph people- your friends, family, strangers- to model your work, whether it be knit, woven or other media.  The class will include technical instructions, tips for choosing situations/locations, working with natural light, the psychology of photographing people and how to make them comfortable while getting the kinds of images that show of your FO's best.
Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $0
Student provides: Digital cameras-- dslr or point & shoot are fine--but they must know how to find their settings and/or bring their manual


 
Photography for knitters

fiber shore birdsNeedle Felted Shorebirds
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.     Instructor:  Kim Sheehan
Class Size: 18

Description: The idea for these little felted birds came to me while working on a stick bird decoy in my studio. As a carver/painter for over twenty five years, my favorites have always been these simple birds. It is the simplicity that made them a natural project for felting. Their elegant beauty fits with any décor making them an excellent gift giving idea, although you will find them very hard to give up!

Felters of all levels will create four, three dimensional stick birds from the seven available designs. We will be using natural and hand dyed wool from Riverslea Farm in Epping, NH. Pull your color shore birdsselections from each of the hand dyed batts; this process gives each bird a special character and your personal touch. After demonstrating each step, I enjoy circulating to offer assistance when needed, and I encourage you to share ideas and help your fellow felters.
Class fee:  $79.00       Materials fee: $15.00  Includes All inclusive kit, including wood bases with painted marsh grass of wood.  If student has a small piece of driftwood or other wood they would like to use, they are welcome to bring it to class.
Student provides: Imagination and a sense of humour.

Transferring your Long Draw Skill to a Wheel
pre-requisite: Learning the Long Draw Technique
colby-longdraw-spinning-fiber-collegeSaturday: 10:30-12:30  Instructor: Katharine Cobey    Class Size: 15

Descri
ption: There is nothing new about long draw spinning, it was

standard practice up to the time that machines took over from handspinning. Longdraw spinning produces top quality 'woollen' type yarns suitable for knitting and weaving.

Class Fee: $59.00    Materials Fee: $5.00  Includes well carded Romney or Cotswold fiber

Student provides:
two small balls of different colored commercial yarn. a spinning wheel in good working order (Louet S10’s are especially good and a  low spinning stool if desired (chairs will be provided).


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Colorful Andean Accents*
Appropriate for Intermediate Level Knitter

Saturday: 12:30 P.M- 2:30 P.M.  
Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Class Size:
15
Description: . Some of the most interesting elements of Andean knitting are the decorative edge treatments. We will learn to make a charming checkerboard edging, a darling scalloped edging, and cheerful “instant” popcorns, which can be knit in as you go, or added as an afterthought. The kind folks at Knit Picks have provided all the yarn for us to experiment with.
Class fee:  $59.00       Materials fee: $12.00
Students provides:  Needles 1 each, size 6 (4mm) and 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needles; 1 set size, 7 (4.75 mm) double pointed needles. Hook Size F or G Crochet hook. Notions. Scissors; stitch markers; tapestry needle.     

*A 2011 Fiber College Artist in Residence

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Website: www.maryjanemucklestone.com
Fsunflower feltingine Jabs Felting
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday: 1:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.    
Instructor: 
Jennifer Shaw     Class Size: 12

Description:
Give yourself the opportunity to create a masterpiece and learn the art of needle felting. This art form involves jabbing strands of various colorful wool fibers through a wool base using various gauged needles. Needle felting allows for a wide range of creative possibilities. Fun, relaxing, very therapeutic, inexpensive and it can be done anywhere you are. There is no right or wrong way with this art form which makes it perfect for anyone who wants to explore their creative side. Designed for the beginner to the advanced, come and enjoy an afternoon with me and explore a unique way to express yourself while creating a masterpiece that will awe family and friends.

Class fee: 
$79.00      
Materials fee: $25.00  Includes 8 oz carded wool, 2 gaged felting needles, 11x14 wool base, sponge work surface.
Student provides:  Nothing but enthusiasm.






Irish Crochet*
irish crochetIntermediate Level

Sa
turday: 1:00  P.M.- 5:00  P.M.     Instructor:  Anastasia Popova    
Class Size:
15
Description: Irish Crochet is one of the oldest crochet techniques.  It was traditionally used to create lace.  We will work in worsted or sport weight yarn to learn basic elements of Irish crochet.  The first half of the class will be spent making different elements like flowers and leaves.  In the second half of the class, we will learn how to put it all together: how to arrange elements in the best way, how to connect it with simple crochet mesh, how to make straight edges or desired shapes.  We will discuss how to use Irish Crochet techniques to make absolutely stunning tops, sweaters and skirts.
Class fee:  $79.00      
Materials fee:
$5.00   includes Extensive class handouts, sewing thread to use in class, fabric for template, pins
Student provides: Smooth worsted or sport weight yarn in several matching colors and crochet hooks to match (suggested - US E/4 (3.5mm), US F/3.75mm), or US G/6 (4mm), US H/8 (5mm)), pen. 


*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

Needle Tatting*
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday: 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.   Instructor: Jacquie Chalmers   Class Size: 20
Description:
Needle tatting might seem difficult and time consuming but Jacquie will show you with just a few basic stitches how you can be making your own tatted items quickly.  You'll work on three useful projects to practice these new skills.   She'll be showing how quilters, knitters, crocheters, scrapbookers, jewellers potters and sewers can use this traditional technique.

Here's what the workshop will cover :
 
1. The History of Needle Tatting

2. How to make the stitches
- single stitch
- double stitch
- picot
- making a chain
- making a round
- joining picots
- making edgings
- making a motif
- incorporating beads

3. Reading a tatting pattern

4. Hands on with your choice from three small projects

needle tatting
Who should take this class and what will you be able to do with these new skills you may ask?

Quilters:
- you will be able to make tatted outer edges for those beautiful pillows quilts
- add authentic tatted decoration on those Victorian quilts
- make tatted motifs to make those quilts pop!

Knitters & Crocheters:
- make tatted decorations for hats, bags, slippers, summer wear, (even cupcakes!) to mention just a few.
- Socks, yes tatting makes socks rock!

Scrapbookers:
- dress up that page with tatted edges
- use motifs as frames around love ones
- make little tatted flowers
- make cards using tatted edging and motifs

Jewelers:
- make tatted earrings, necklaces, rings, anklets and bracelets.
 
Potters:
- use your own tatted pieces to imprint in the clay!

Sewing:
- What can I say, there are so many ways to use tatting to decorate and highlight sewing projects ; blouses, dresses, bonnets, purses, curtains, towels, baby things,etc.
tatting looks great on jeans!

Brides:
-use your tatting on veils, dress, shoes, garter, pillow, bag to name but a few.

needle tatting
On her ravelry blog site (shawlette) Jacquie will post samples of ways in which you can use tatting.   "I'm really excited about showing you the basics of tatting and look forward to helping you use this traditional art in new ways !"


Class fee: 
$79.00      
Materials fee: $20.00 includes handouts on definitions and patterns, tatting needle, threads and beads.
Student provides: Scissors

tote bagStunning Tote Bag - Part 1 (part 2 on Sunday-total of 6 hours instruction)
Intermediate Level

Saturday: 1:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.   Instructor: Mary Ann Hall      Class Size: 15

Description:
More than just a plain ol' tote bag.  You can create this STUNNING TOTE BAG using border fabric.  You will learn many techniques in this class:  fussy cutting, working with angles, using templates, strip piecing, stitch and flip, and quilting as you go...just to name a few.  Akin to the well coveted Vera Bradley bags that we all drool over, this one will be your very own personalized creation.  It's a great size to stuff all your yarn, fiber and fabric in when you're headed out the door.

Class fee: 
$139.00 (6 hours in total)     

Materials fee:
$30.00 Includes: all inclusive kit

Student provides:
a sewing machine in good working order, invisible thread, walking foot.

Crochet Shirret*
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday: 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.       Instructor: Ruth Ticknor       Class Size: 15
Description: Crochet Shirret (Shur-ray) combines the practical old American art of shirring and a more create technique that involves crocheting which results in a unique look in American needlecrafts.  Shirret is the lively art of recycling old clothes, faded curtains and slipcovers, sewing and quilting leftovers etc.  Participants will learn to cut the material they want to recycle and use a unique crochet hook and cord to produce gorgeous heirloom items such as rugs, chairpads, mats, tea cozies, etc.
Class Fee:  $69.00  Materials fee: $25.00 Basic ShRReT Tool Kit ($25) which includes a stainless stell special hook-needle for stitches, Easy Bias Cutting Guage for fabric scraps, fabric marking pencil, instructions including fabric cutting.      
Student provides:  Any old clothes or fabric you want to recycle.  Wool or wool-blend fabric is suggested for the first project and scissors.

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive


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Ppop-up puppetsop-Up Puppets
Appropriate for Everyone

Saturday:  1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.     Instructor: Jennifer Appleby     Class Size: 15
Description: Come learn to make this whimsical folk toy. Pop-up puppets use both dry and wet felting techniques, simple sewing and gluing, and your imagination. Instructor will provide fabrics, ribbons, feathers, handspun art yarns and various fibers. Participants should, however, feel free to bring any materials they might like to incorporate. (Puppets are an excellent way to use your leftovers and scraps.) This is a truly enchanting toy loved by both young and young at heart.
Class Fee:  $69.00    Materials fee: $15.00     Jen will provide an array of fabrics, ribbons, feathers, handspun art yarns and various fibers.
Student provides:  Nothing but special fabric or trinkets you might like to incorporate.

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matherwman fiber collegeLatvian Braid
 Intermediate Level

Saturday: 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.    Instructor: Maryly Matthewman   Class Size: 10
Description: Oh, this colorwork stitch is just delightful!  Latvian Braid can add interest to your knitting projects.  They will have some extra pizazz and flair with a row or 2 of Latvian Braid.  Used primarily on hats and mittens, this stitch, done in contrasting colors will make your project a standout.  The first time I saw this stitch I loved it and really enjoyed knitting it. Must be in my blood, as I am Latvian.  Please come sit with me as i can show you how easy this stitch really is.
Class fee:  $59.00      
Materials fee:
$0

Student provides: 3 contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn and size 5,6,7, or 8  16" circular needles.
Sunday
Easy Weaving for Hand Spinners
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday 9:00A.M.- 12:00    Instructor: Sarah Haskell      Class Size: 15
Description:  So you’ve learned how to hand spin yarns and you’ve generated a closet full of gorgeous yarns. Now what to do with it all?
Here is an introductory workshop that will offer you simple weaving projects and techniques that will compliment your beautiful handspuns. Using simple looms such as a rigid heddle loom, we will learn how to show off your hand spun yarns and create striking hand woven creations.

Class Fee: $69.00      Mareials Fee: $10  for warp yarns
Students need to bring: A wide variety of hand spun yarns for weft.
Bwoodworking for fiber collegeasic Woodworking for Crafters
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.      Instructor: Gus Szabronski    Class Size: 18

Description:
This class will cover many of the hand and small power tools necessary for basic woodworking.  If you have ever said "How did they do that?" or "I could never do that.", now is your chance to learn how to do these projects yourself.  Class participants will have an opportunity to express their specific needs prior to the class. This way we will be sure to have the tools and materials to answer all of your questions. After 3 hours you won't be a Master Woodworker, but you will be amazed at what you CAN do and what becomes a simple woodworking project.

Class Fee:  $59.00     Materials fee: $0  All inclusive

Students: If you have woodworking tools & questions, bring them along


Bbeehiveseehives and Coils- Art Yarn the Easy Way*
Intermediate Level

Sunday 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.      Instructor: Josette McWilliams    Class Size: 12
Description: Beehives are the art yarn everyone looks at, art yarn spinners and non-art yarn spinners alike, and concurs that it's the one yarn they'd most like to spin.  These are also some of the most versatile art yarns because they're easy to knit into wearables and accessories.  The Amazing part about Beehives and Coils is that they're also very easy to make.  In this class, we'll take the mystery out of these memsmerizing yarns and make some of our own.
Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $15.00  All inclusive kit
Student provides: A spinning wheel in good working order…and the readiness to have some serious fun!

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

Fiber Reactive Dye Workshop with Reclaimed Plant Fiber Yarn*
Appropriate for Everyone
Sunday: 9:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.      Instructor:  Ellen Mason    Class Size: 15
dye workshop

Description: There is a tremendous supply of fiber at our fingertips; it’s just a matter of claiming it. Consider the cotton sweater never worn because it is long out of style.  How about the sentimental knitted item of a loved one, kept because of the special memories it holds.  Thrift stores are rife with cast off sweaters.  These are all great sources of cellulose fibers ready for reworking. This class will discuss what to look for in a used sweater, such as seam type, fiber content, and styling that will impact the yield of the harvest.  We will disassemble the sweaters, unknit them, and explore several ways of winding the yarn in preparation for dyeing.  We will leave some yarns as singles, and combine others from different sweaters to make fatter, more textural yarns.

 There are many different techniques using MX fiber reactive dyes, including solid color immersion dyeing, dye painting, gradient dyeing, and dyeing self-striping yarns.  Each student will go home with a self-made skein of each of these types, plus handouts describing how to repeat the procedure.  We will also discuss tie dyeing, dyeing before unknitting, and the meaning of life.

 That sentimental item?  Now it can be reknit, crocheted, or woven into a delicate scarf (or two).

Class fee:  $139.00       Materials fee: $10.00  All inclusive kit

Student provides:
Come dressed ready to get colorfully stained.  If you have a spinning wheel, spindle, or a ball winder, super, bring them if convenient.  You are also welcome to bring your old cellulose sweaters, and/or a cotton tee to dye for the fun of it.

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

scrapquiltMaine Mermaid (part 2)*
Intermediate level

Sunday: 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.     Instructor: Amy Felske     Class Size: 12
Description: Sew a Mermaid of your very own.  Learn some basic dollmaking techniques in a class where you sew a mermaid with a colorful batik fabric tail and sumptuous hand dyed, hand spun hair.  This mermaid has a needle sculpted face with features drawn in pen and colored pencils.  Extra practice heads will be supplied so you can get her features just right.  She has a muslin body with button jointed arms, and you will embellish her with vintage ribbon and glass beads.  Her hair is hand dyed and hand spun by members of the Mountain Fiber Folk Cooperative of Montgomery VT, mostly from our own animal’s fibers. You will complete a beautiful doll from an original pattern designed especially for this year’s Fiber College.
Class fee: See Saturday's Listing     
Materials fee:
$0  Amy provides everything you need
Student provides: Creative juices and a seaweed shake :-)


A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

Photography for Fiber Artists and Knitters: Working with Light
Intermediate & Advanced

Sunday: 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.     Instructor:  Gale Zucker    Class Size: 16
Description: In this session for intermediate and advanced photographers, we'll cover how to use both available and artificial light sources to make your work look great in photos. One of the most frustrating aspects of photographing craft is making sure there's the right light, as well as enough light,  to reveal the beauty of the work. We'll cover technical and creative aspects of using natural light, reflectors and adding in other artificial light sources, from camera flashes to inexpensive household lighting to professional lighting equipment.
Class fee: $69.00       Materials fee: $0
Student provides: Digital cameras-- dslr or point & shoot are fine--student must know how to find their settings and/or bring their manual.

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Sstich and suface fiber collegertitch + Surface*
Appropriate for Absolutely Everyone

Sunday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM       
Instructor:
Linda Scharf    
Class Size: 15
Description: In our time together, we'll touch on the sacred beginnings of embroidery. We'll use needle and thread in inventive and personal ways to change a surface, to make it speak.  Our experiments may become books, quilts, clothes, poems. 
If you'd like to bring a shirt, T shirt, hoodie or length of fabric to work on, that'd be great. Otherwise, Linda will bring surface/fabric.


Class fee:  $69.00      
Materials fee:
$3  Needles, threads fabric & scissors
Student provides: May bring fabric/surfaces to stitch into but not mandatory.  If you bring your own embroidery threads, material fees are waived



*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive

chartsStunning Tote Bag (part 2)*
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday: 9:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M.  
Instructor: Mary Ann Hall     Class Size: 15

Description: More than just a plain ol' tote bag.  You can create this STUNNING TOTE BAG using border fabric.  You will learn many techniques in this class:  fussy cutting, working with angles, using templates, strip piecing, stitch and flip, and quilting as you go...just to name a few.  Akin to the well coveted Vera Bradley bags that we all drool over, this one will be your very own personalized creation.  It's a great size to stuff all your yarn, fiber and fabric in when you're headed out the door.
Class fee:  See Saturday's Listing      
Materials fee:
See Saturday's Listing
Student provides: a sewing machine in good working order, invisible thread, walking foot.

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
spindle plyingSpindle Plying Techniques
Appropriate for Anyone who can make a yarn on a spindle

Sunday: 11:30 A.M.- 2:30 P.M.       
Instructor:
Heather Kinne     
Class Size:
15
Description: Okay.  You've spun a spindle's worth of singles.  Now what?  Spindle
Plying Techniques takes your spindling to the next level by teaching you
how to Andean, Navajo (chain), 2 and 3 ply singles together. Students will
learn how to get singles off of their spindle, singles storing tips, how
to make DIY lazy kates and tricks for making plying easier and more fun.
If you have a spindle and singles, feel free to bring them.  If you don't
have either, materials will be provided for your use. 
Class fee:  $59.00      
Materials fee:
$0  Instructor will supply tools for plying practice.  Spindles may be
purchased afterward for $18-$20.
Student provides: spindle, singles yarn for plying


spinning wheelHand Stitching the Perfect Star
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday: 12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.      
Instructor:
Faith Garrold
Class Size:
10
Description: Stars are tricky but stitching the perfect star by hand creates a thing of beauty and helps the beginner learn the basic secrets to creating perfect points.  Once the basics are understood it is easy to machine stitch stars with good results.
Class fee:  $69.00      
Materials fee: $15.00  includes written instructions, a template for cutting, fabric and thread to complete two stars.
Student provides: Small sharp scissors and 2 hand sewing needles in the smallest size you are comfortable using.


Colcolor sessionor Session*
Appropriate for anyone that knits

Sunday: 12:30 P.M.- 3:30 P.M.      Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone     Class Size: 15
Description: Learn more about color in a relaxed knitting circle atmosphere. In this group, we’ll touch on the principals of color theory. We will arrange a huge pile colors by hue, value and saturation. We will knit speed swatches to experiment with our colors, discovering the importance of color placement. Mary Jane will provide a multitude of wool to practice with.

Class fee:  $69.00       Materials fee: $0
Student provides: Needles 16” [40com] US 3 [3.25 mm]   circular needle  and double pointed needles in the same size if you’d like to start a wristlet. Notions Scissors; stitch markers; tapestry needle;  pencil and notepaper; colored pencils if desired.
Website: www.maryjanemucklestone.com

*A 2011 Fiber College Artist in Residence
needle feltNeedle Felt Your Favorite Animal
Some needle felting experience is recommended.

Sunday: 12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.      Instructor: Marty Elkin   
Class Size:
9

Description: Using our extensive palette of natural and dyed wools from Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, create a 5"x5" felted wool tile suitable for framing or use in a mixed media piece.  Make it extra special; If you submit your own image to info@awrinkleinthymefarm.com by September 3rd, Fiber Artist Marty Elkin will customize a kit to make your pet portrait come alive.  Don't have an animal to your own?  Use one of our original patterns for a dog, cat, sheep, owl and a few others.
Class fee:  $69.00      
Materials fee:
$10.50    Marty provides unspun wool and a custom pattern you can send her an image in advance.
Student provides:  Image for project or choose a pattern kit, felting needle




silk ribbonsSilk Ribbon Embroidery*
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday: 12:30 P.M.- 3:30 P.M.      Instructor: Mary Ann Hall       Class Size: 15
Description: Come sit a spell by the ocean front and learn the four basic stitches of SILK RIBBON EMBROIDERY.  With hands-on instructions you will create an heirloom worthy of framing and displaying in your home.  A perfect garden scene that will let your imagination wander.  Created on linen and using silk ribbons, you will learn some of the in and outs of silk ribbon embroidery and discover why it is a time honored tradition.
Class fee:  $69.00      
Materials fee:
$20.00  All inclusive kit
Student provides: A smile

*A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive
Ffelted beadselted Bead Jewelry
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.     
Instructor: 
Alice Seeger
Class Size: 12

Description: Using colorful sheep wool, learn the process of "wet felting" to create beads for your own unique necklace.
felted jewelry Fiber College in MaineAdditional jewelry designs will be presented. It's wet, tactile fun and has great potential for endless creative expression.  A great class for all ages.

Class fee:  $59.00      
Materials fee:
$7.00      All inclusive kit
Student provides:  Enthusiasm! Be ready to have FUN!


Knekneedle pointedlepoint*
Appropriate for Everyone

Sunday: 1:00 P.M.- 3:30 P.M.     
Instructor: Laurie Sims   
Class Size:

Description: Sure, you can buy fancy, expensive kits from trendy designers, but you are creative yourself!  And what about all those beautiful bits and snippets of yarn you cannot bear to toss?  Learn one simple stitch and you will be creating designer art works in no time.  Just like quilting began with scraps from the sewing basket, Kneedlepoint uses scraps from your knitting or other yarn projects to make beautiful and useful items.  The accompanying picture is a balsam pillow, other suggestions are hot pads, pin cushions or chair seat covers. How about a pillow to compliment that afghan you just finished?  Or a phone cozy to match the sweater for Aunt Jane?   Or think of it as a sampler to record your knitting history.
Class fee:  $69.00       keedle point
Materials fee: $5.00  includes: 8 or 10 count needlepoint canvas & metal yarn needle.
Student provides: Bring any odds and ends of yarn you have handy; to use yourself or share; any bits longer than about 5 inches are useable.


A 2011 Fiber College Exclusive


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Monday- Free to all Fiber College Students
Decided not to drive home and want to spend some more time practicing a technique or skill you developed at Fiber College?.... or maybe you just need to take a little more time strolling the beach looking for that special rock, driftwood piece or mermaid tear (sea glass) to top off one of your projects?  Come on down to Searsport Shores to stretch out in one of the classrooms, visit the beach for a picnic or to help us eat any of the left over pies and garden veggies.

Fiber College is dedicated to enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're looking for an introductory class or wanting to perfect your technique, with over 50 classes, there's something at Fiber College for you. Most classes are 2 to 4 hours in length and cost $59 to $79 each (price includes full access to the Fiber College Festival grounds, evening receptions, demonstrations, beach picnics and final dessert party). With bargains like these, why not take several and learn new skills for the long winter months ahead? Class sizes are limited. You are also welcome to attend the college, shop the boulevard and participate in the free demonstrations without taking a class.

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