Wild Crafted Basketry:  Flat Bottom Basket
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Crafted Basketry: Flat Bottom Basket

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Wild Crafted Basketry
75.00

9am-4pm

Saturday, February 16 | Harvest Style Basket with handle | FULL

Saturday, February 23 | Flat Bottom Basket | FULL

$75 per class

Please email us to be put on the waiting list for Feb. 16 class: fiberandvine@gmail.com

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 (Feb. 16 only) -OR- a larger flat bottomed basket (Feb. 23 only.) 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 glove box.

What to Bring: We will be spending the first hour or so of class outside, harvesting materials, so please dress accordingly! Bring small, hand-held pruners or garden shears, gloves and waterproof boots. Feel free to bring other shoes to change into during class. Adequate hand strength, creative openness and a positive attitude are the only other requirements.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ukrainian Egg Dying Workshop

Ukrainian Egg Dying Workshop
65.00

Sunday, February 24 |10-2pm

($40 tuition + $25 materials to keep)

A vegetarian lunch will be provided. There will be several homemade quiches and salads to choose from, plus baked goods, coffee, tea and other beverages. Feel free to bring your own food as well.

Teacher: Sarah Keeneer

Haven’t you always wanted to make your own Ukrainian eggs? Now is your chance!

In this workshop, you will learn the basics and jump right into decorating and dying eggs. Pysanky is a decorating technique in which intricate designs are painted on eggs using beeswax “pens,” or kitska. These layers of wax resist are brought to life with a palette of vivid dyes, to stunning effect. Whether you choose to use traditional designs or to experiment with your own patterns - or both! - you will leave with at least one beautifully decorated and finished egg. Each participant will receive supplies to take home, so this workshop is just the beginning of your adventures in pysanky. Be forewarned - it’s addictive!

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Herb Embroidered Towel
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Herb Embroidered Towel

Herb Embroidered Towel
45.00

Saturday, March 2 | 10am-3pm

(Sign up deadline: Feb. 23)

$45 (includes $10 for materials)

Teacher: Kim Hamlin

In this class, you'll design your own tea towel by stitiching your favorite herbs. You’ll learn how to center your design, transfer images using a water soluble pen and of course, stem and flower stitches! You’ll leave with the knowledge and instructions you need to finish your towel at home.

Some stitching experience is helpful, but not required. If you are a total beginner, the lavender design is a great place to start!

We will take a short break for lunch. For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Printmaking with Sarah Shepley
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Printmaking with Sarah Shepley

Printmaking Class with Sarah Shepley
90.00

Saturday, March 9 | 9:30am-4pm

(Signup Deadline: March 2)

$90 = $65 Tuition + $25 for materials)

Teacher: Sarah Shepley

In this class, participants will explore the many uses of Geli plates (mono printing with out a press using soft gel “plates”) to create layered artwork on paper. Whether you want to create designs for bookmaking and collage or work on a narrative piece, this workshop offers a variety of techniques. We will use common, everyday items like lace, onion bags or wallpaper samples to explore the use of texture. We will create a "rainbow roll" for blended backgrounds and try gel mediums for transparency. You will also be able to design your own stencils and add repeatable images to your work. No previous experience is necessary to enjoy this creative process and all levels are welcome to join!  All materials included. $
 

Sarah Shepley is a full time artist and chaplain. She teaches bookmaking and printmaking throughout Maine and has recently begun a project in Ecuador, teaching art an an orphanage in Cuenca . She has been working with Geli plates for over 5 years and has developed a few distinct techniques.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Kids Careers in Art Series: Once Upon a Time
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Careers in Art Series: Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time: Kids Careers in Art Series
35.00

Saturday, March 16

(Sign up deadline : March 9)

Section 1: 10 am – Noon, Ages 6 – 8

Section 2: 1 pm – 3 pm, Ages 9+

$35 (includes art supplies and a light snack)

Teacher: Virginia Valdes

The beginning of a fairy tale starts with a big beautiful initial letter. Today we will work with the first letter of your name to create a beautiful ornamental letter/monogram in celebration of hand made typography. We will create our own decorative initial cap font using colored pencils and markers. We’ll start out with a brief history of letters, look at a few examples from past to present and then take off on our own journey exploring myriad ways to embellish, flourish and design our own abstract or floral initial letter. If you have a favorite pen or marker you use, bring it with you.

We have scholarships available for this class based on financial need. Please have a non family member send us and email or letter on your behalf and we will waive all but $10 of the class fee. Register your student over the phone or in person.

Fiberandvine@gmail.com | 402 Main Street Norway ME 04268 | 207-739-2664

Virginia Valdes is an artist, graphic designer, and instructor of graphic design. She loves nothing more than inspiring students to run with their imagination and believe they can create a better world full of their own designs. She spends most her days guiding students in the creative process of finding their own visual voice. Virginia wants every student to know that to live a creative life is to live a happy life.

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Kids Careers in Art Series: Once Upon a Time
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Kids Careers in Art Series: Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time: Kids Careers in Art Series
35.00

Saturday, March 16

(Sign up deadline : March 9)

Section 1: 10 am – Noon, Ages 6 – 8

Section 2: 1 pm – 3 pm, Ages 9+

$35 (includes art supplies and a light snack)

Teacher: Virginia Valdes

The beginning of a fairy tale starts with a big beautiful initial letter. Today we will work with the first letter of your name to create a beautiful ornamental letter/monogram in celebration of hand made typography. We will create our own decorative initial cap font using colored pencils and markers. We’ll start out with a brief history of letters, look at a few examples from past to present and then take off on our own journey exploring myriad ways to embellish, flourish and design our own abstract or floral initial letter. If you have a favorite pen or marker you use, bring it with you.

We have scholarships available for this class based on financial need. Please have a non family member send us and email or letter on your behalf and we will waive all but $10 of the class fee. Register your student over the phone or in person.

Fiberandvine@gmail.com | 402 Main Street Norway ME 04268 | 207-739-2664

Virginia Valdes is an artist, graphic designer, and instructor of graphic design. She loves nothing more than inspiring students to run with their imagination and believe they can create a better world full of their own designs. She spends most her days guiding students in the creative process of finding their own visual voice. Virginia wants every student to know that to live a creative life is to live a happy life.

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Spring Chickens
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Chickens

Spring Chickens Class
30.00

Saturday, March 23 | 1-3pm

(Sign up deadline: March 16)

Teacher: Kim Hamlin

In this beginner friendly class you'll learn to needle-felt a batch of fluffy  chicks and bring them home in a cute little nesting box, just in time for Easter!  All materials provided. Kits will be available if you's like to make more at home.

Price = $20 tuition plus $10 materials

Age 9+

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Standing Wool Rug
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Standing Wool Rug

Standing Wool Rugs with Mary DeLano
50.00

Saturday, March 30 | 10am-2pm

(Sign up deadline: March 23)

$50 ($40 tuition + $10 for materials)

Teacher: Mary DeLano

Learn how to recycle your worn or unused clothing into heirloom wool rugs. This class will cover the history and lost art of manipulating wool fabric into sewn folk art rugs. By the end of class, students will know how to make wool beads, to use center shirring and faux shirring, and to make a caterpillar braid. Students will learn how to prepare wool for the rugs and how to dye wool using only household chemicals. Knitters will learn how to add knit strips to their rugs (but you don’t need to knit to enjoy this class). Students will leave the class with a wool trivet that can form the basis for a chair pad, table mat or rug.

Teacher will provide all supplies, except that if you want to add knit strips bring a size 7 circular needle and some scrap yarn.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Nuno Felt Scarf: Day 1
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Nuno Felt Scarf: Day 1

Nuno Felt Scarf Class
175.00 200.00

Saturday/Sunday, April 6 & 7 | 10am-5pm

Signup deadline: March 30

$200 = $175 tuition + $25 materials to get you started (hand dyed silk fabric and merino wool) Some students may need/want more materials.

Teacher: Kim Hamlin

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Get ready to play and have fun with fiber! In this two day class, you will learn the basic techniques of nuno felting to make a one of a kind, reversible scarf. The end result is a soft, yet strong, material with unique texture and shine.

Day 1: Pick from our selection of hand dyed silk fabrics and wool roving to create a color palate for your scarf. We will then spend the rest of the day making a few test swatches to see how our colors and materials work/look together. The final step of the day will be to calculate our shrinkage and begin designing our scarves.

Day 2: Will involve laying out our fibers, wetting down, rolling and shrinking and then finally… admiring our work! Once finished, we can walk downtown for dinner at Norway Brewing Company!

Class Materials

We will provide up to 2oz hand dyed merino wool, several pieces of hand dyed silk as well as the tools required for felting: 2 pool noodles, bubble wrap, tulle or netting, olive oil soap and a ball brause. We will have additional materials for sale in case anyone needs or wants more to complete their project. If you’d like to bring some of your own materials, please contact us first to make sure it will work! This is also what test swatches are for!

PLEASE BRING:

  • 3-4 large bath towels (not your best guest towels, colors from the wool and silk may run and stain)

  • Small hand towel

  • Small plastic tub for water, like a dish tub or mop bucket.

  • Fabric scissors

  • Tape measure

  • Duct Tape

  • Notebook and pencil/pen

  • Apron (If you’d like)

  • Lunch and snacks!!

Wet felting is a physical process with a lot of standing. Wear comfy clothes, shoes and bring layers to wear.

Each day there will be a short break for lunch. You can bring your own food or visit one of the many restaurants nearby. We also have a fridge and microwave in the shop you are welcome to use.

Why not arrive early and come to our free First Friday Wine tasting April 5, from 5-7pm? If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out some local accommodations below.

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Nuno Felt Scarf: Day 2
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Nuno Felt Scarf: Day 2

Nuno Felt Scarf Class
175.00 200.00

Saturday/Sunday, April 6 & 7 | 10am-5pm

Signup deadline: March 30

$200 = $175 tuition + $25 materials to get you started (hand dyed silk fabric and merino wool) Some students may need/want more materials.

Teacher: Kim Hamlin

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Get ready to play and have fun with fiber! In this two day class, you will learn the basic techniques of nuno felting to make a one of a kind, reversible scarf. The end result is a soft, yet strong, material with unique texture and shine.

Day 1: Pick from our selection of hand dyed silk fabrics and wool roving to create a color palate for your scarf. We will then spend the rest of the day making a few test swatches to see how our colors and materials work/look together. The final step of the day will be to calculate our shrinkage and begin designing our scarves.

Day 2: Will involve laying out our fibers, wetting down, rolling and shrinking and then finally… admiring our work! Once finished, we can walk downtown for dinner at Norway Brewing Company!

Class Materials

We will provide up to 2oz hand dyed merino wool, several pieces of hand dyed silk as well as the tools required for felting: 2 pool noodles, bubble wrap, tulle or netting, olive oil soap and a ball brause. We will have additional materials for sale in case anyone needs or wants more to complete their project. If you’d like to bring some of your own materials, please contact us first to make sure it will work! This is also what test swatches are for!

PLEASE BRING:

  • 3-4 large bath towels (not your best guest towels, colors from the wool and silk may run and stain)

  • Small hand towel

  • Small plastic tub for water, like a dish tub or mop bucket.

  • Fabric scissors

  • Tape measure

  • Duct Tape

  • Notebook and pencil/pen

  • Apron (If you’d like)

  • Lunch and snacks!!

Wet felting is a physical process with a lot of standing. Wear comfy clothes, shoes and bring layers to wear.

Each day there will be a short break for lunch. You can bring your own food or visit one of the many restaurants nearby. We also have a fridge and microwave in the shop you are welcome to use.

Why not arrive early and come to our free First Friday Wine tasting April 5, from 5-7pm? If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out some local accommodations below.

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Teacup Felting
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Teacup Felting

Teacup Felting
30.00

Saturday, April 27 | 1-4pm

(Sign up deadline: April 20)

Teacher: Kim Hamlin

Make a charming little scene in your favorite cup! We'll show you how to needle felt a strong base out of wool roving and cover with wool “grass.” Add fiddle heads, toadstools and who knows what else! It’s fun, easy and a great way to start needle felting.

Please bring a teacup or container no bigger than 5” in diameter. All other materials included.

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Shibori & Indigo Dying Class
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Shibori & Indigo Dying Class

Shibori and Indigo Dying with Mary DeLano
95.00

Saturday, July 20 | 9am-4pm

$95 ($70 tuition + $25 for materials)

Teacher: Mary DeLano

Learn how to create vivid blue designs on cloth. We begin by twisting, folding, stitching, clamping, wrapping and compressing several kinds of fabric into a variety of shapes. Then we dip the fabric into a magical indigo vat to produce shapes ranging from pale blue to denim. Finally, we unwrap the dyed pieces to reveal stunning patterns – both simple and complex.

  • Students need to bring small sharp scissors and tight fitting dish washing gloves to class.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Eco Printing Class
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Eco Printing Class

Eco Printing with Mary DeLano
100.00

Saturday, August 3 | 9am-4pm

(Sign up deadline: July 27)

$100 (includes $25 for materials)

Teacher: Mary DeLano

Capture leaf and flower images directly on paper and fabric using a process called eco printing. In this class, we will experiment with eco printing on fabric and paper. First, you will learn how to treat paper with a mordant that helps the plant pigments bind to paper. You will arrange plants on your mordanted papers and steam them to capture nature’s beauty. In the afternoon, you will take your learning from paper to fabric. Students will be provided with four mordanted pieces of fabric, including one silk scarf. You will leave with lots of prints that can be used for cards, framed pictures, or collages, as well as fabric that can be embroidered or turned into wall hangings.

Watch a video at marydelanofiberart.com to see what fun awaits you.

  • Students will need to scissors and a bucket of freshly cut plants.

  • Mary will e-mail you a few days before the class to suggest what plants to collect.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Wild Crafted Basketry:  Harvest Style Basket
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Crafted Basketry: Harvest Style Basket

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Wild Crafted Basketry
75.00

9am-4pm

Saturday, February 16 | Harvest Style Basket with handle | FULL

Saturday, February 23 | Flat Bottom Basket | FULL

$75 per class

Please email us to be put on the waiting list for Feb. 16 class: fiberandvine@gmail.com

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 (Feb. 16 only) -OR- a larger flat bottomed basket (Feb. 23 only.) 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 glove box.

What to Bring: We will be spending the first hour or so of class outside, harvesting materials, so please dress accordingly! Bring small, hand-held pruners or garden shears, gloves and waterproof boots. Feel free to bring other shoes to change into during class. Adequate hand strength, creative openness and a positive attitude are the only other requirements.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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Some Raccoons Felting Class
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Some Raccoons Felting Class

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Patterns for these projects and more are included with this class!

Patterns for these projects and more are included with this class!

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Make A Wreath!
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Make A Wreath!

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Make A Wreath!

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

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1
1:00 PM13:00

Make A Wreath!

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25
1:00 PM13:00

Make A Wreath!

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24
1:00 PM13:00

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