Wild Crafted Basketry
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Crafted Basketry

Wild Crafted Basketry
65.00

Saturday, March 10 | 9am-3pm

Teacher: Rebecca May Verrill

In this hands-on workshop we will explore an introduction to traditional basket weaving techniques with round, wild harvested, flexible fibers. In the first hour or so of the workshop we will travel to local low-lying areas and cut our own materials for immediate wet-weave use upon returning to Fiber & Vine.

Instructor will provide some pre-harvested materials; however, the nature of this project is for the maker to establish a connection with their own materials. Wonderful organic variations in size, color, texture and form will occur!


Students will be guided through an introduction to one specific style of harvest basket with a built-in handle, ideal for carrying to a farmers market or out to the garden.  Depending on size and ease of use with the materials, each student should be able to complete the bulk of the basket (and the knowledge of how to complete it afterward if time doesn’t allow) within the workshop.


Examples and stages of development, as well as different styles of baskets will be shared, as will many different resources to encourage and inspire future weaving projects. It is highly likely that participants will leave this workshop with a new way of seeing the landscape around them and never leave home without a pair of snippers in their backpack or glovebox.

Small, hand-held pruners or garden shears, gloves and waterproof boots are recommended. Adequate hand strength, creative openness and a positive attitude are the only requirements.

There will be a short break for lunch. Feel free to pack a lunch or grab food nearby.

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Letterpress Post Cards
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Letterpress Post Cards

Letterpress Post Cards
85.00

Saturday, April 28 | 10am-3pm

Price includes $10 for materials

Teacher: Kate Castelli

Letterpress printing is a centuries old process in which individual letters are combined and printed using pressure. This results in a uniquely tactile surface of text on the page. In this hands-on workshop, you will have the chance to create unique postcards using antique type and a proofing press. A large collection of wood and metal type from the 19-20th century in a variety of sizes will be used to compose and print words, messages, and designs that can be sent in the mail. No previous printing experience is necessary.

There will be a short break for lunch. Feel free to bring your own food or visit a nearby restaurant.

Please Bring:

  • Apron/smock

  • Pencil

  • Dishwashing gloves

Kate Castelli (b. 1986) is an artist living and working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston (AIB). She received her MFA in printmaking and book arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). She is currently an assistant professor teaching in the Illustration program at Lesley University College of Art and Design.

The Folk Art Studio at Fiber & Vine is now able to offer contact hours to teachers participating in our studio workshops.  If you would like to receive a certificate documenting contact hours for a particular workshop, please contact fiberandvine@gmail.com or 207.739.2664.
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Bead Loom Bracelets
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Bead Loom Bracelets

Bead Loom Bracelets
85.00

Saturday, May 5| 10am-3pm

Teacher: Becky Cheston

Bead weaving is easy on this simple loom. In this class, we’ll show you how to loom a seed-bead bracelet from start to finish. You’ll choose a pattern—or create your own—and design your piece with a selection of beads in dazzling colors and finishes. You’ll learn how to add a button-and-loop clasp, so you can leave the workshop wearing your hand-loomed bracelet. (You also get to keep your loom!)

Although this class is geared toward beginners, all levels are welcome. All materials are provided.

There will be a short break for lunch. Feel free to pack a lunch or grab food nearby.

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Coiled Fabric Baskets
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Coiled Fabric Baskets

Coiled Fabric Baskets
75.00

Saturday, June 16 | 10am-3pm

$75 (includes $5 for materials)

Teacher: Patt Pasteur

Patt calls her coiled baskets "pottery without the breakage" and takes inspiration from clay pots seen in the American southwest.  100 % cotton fabric, cut into strips, are wrapped around cord and sewn on the sewing machine. The technique is based on the ancient method of making ceramic coiled pots, as well as coiled basketry.

In this one day workshop, each student will complete at least one basket. You will learn the tricks of shaping and sewing a basket directly on the sewing machine. You will learn how to wrap cord, how to start and end a basket, as well as how to add embellishments. A variety of baskets will be presented as inspiration for what you can make. Pat will also have some materials available for purchase, to help you start a second basket in the workshop or at home.

There will be a short break for lunch. You can bring your own food or visit one of the many restaurants nearby.

 

Please Bring

  • Sewing machine with a zig zag stitch (a few sewing machines will be available for students, let us know if you do not have your own.)
  • Sewing machine needle made for thick fabric or jeans 100/16
  • Cotton All Purpose Thread
  • Scissors
  • Small ruler
  • 1 yard cotton fabric (I will also provide prepared wrapped cord for a small fee if you don’t bring your own fabric).  Don’t buy heavy fabric: you want fabric that’s easy to wrap around clothes line.
  • If you bring your own fabric, please bring a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and fabric glue
  • Tape (I like to use the blue painter’s tape)
  • Buttons or beads
  • Sewing needle

Patt Pasteur is a full time mixed-media artist living on Cold Stream Pond north of Bangor. She has been designing coiled baskets for 9 years which are featured at the Center of Maine Crafts in Gardiner.  Patt is a professional member of the Maine Crafts Guild and the Maine Craft Association.

 

The Folk Art Studio at Fiber & Vine is now able to offer contact hours to teachers participating in our studio workshops.  If you would like to receive a certificate documenting contact hours for a particular workshop, please contact fiberandvine@gmail.com or 207.739.2664.
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Upstairs Downstairs Open Studio & Wine Tasting.
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Upstairs Downstairs Open Studio & Wine Tasting.

Come see what the Folk Art Studio at Fiber & Vine is all about! Meet teachers, make work, eat snacks and try some wine.

Our space will be set up for you work on your own projects in the company of other artists from 3-7pm, or you can just wander and see what people are working on. Please bring your own a materials to work with and possibly some to share/trade. 

Free wine tasting from 3-5pm.

Live music by The Vocal Solution at 5pm

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Drawing with Wood with Don Best
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Drawing with Wood with Don Best

Just look at the beautiful student work from Don's last class at Fiber & Vine.

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Embroidery: Make a Sampler
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery: Make a Sampler

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