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 Classes will be announced in Mid March
Please check back at that time!

Dates: July 29th and 30th, 2016

Registration forms and checks may be mailed to: Karen Smith, 400 Saco Rd, Standish, ME 04084, 207-642-3067. 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.

Last year we had 16 different classes, with several new ones. You will have an opportunity to try your choice of classes such as:

Basic Bookbinding (half day Fri am or pm)
Beginner Hand Spinning (half day Fri am or pm)
Creative Stitchery (full day Fri)
Dimensional Hooked/Prodded Blossoms (half day Sat pm only)
Dyeing for Rug Hookers (full day Fri only)
Folk Art Rug Hooking (half day Sat am only)
Inkle Weaving (full day Fri or Sat)
Locker Hooking (full day Fri or Sat)
We Be Dragons (full day Fri and/or Sat)
See Class Details

Needle Felted Landscape (full day Sat only)
Needle Felted Moose (half day Fri pm only)
Needle Felted Sheep (half day Fri am only)
New England Gift Basket (full day Fri only)
Off-Loom Weaving (half day Sat am or pm)
Painting with Stitches (full day Sat only)
Rug Braiding (full day Fri or Sat)
Sweet Sue, the Knitting Sheep (full day Fri only)
Silk Painting (full day Sat only)
Weaving (full day Fri or Sat)

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 or registration.

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

Or print, share, and use our registration form.

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