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Applique Wool Hexie
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Applique Wool Hexie

Applique Wool Hexies
60.00

Saturday, January 12 | 10am-3pm

(Sign up deadline: January 5)

$60= $40 tuition + $10 materials

Teacher: Mary DeLano

Combine wool applique and embroidery with the hexi shape that has delighted quilters for generations and you have a quick portable project.  Multiple hexies can be sewn together to create mats, wall hangings or quilts, and the edges can be embellished like a crazy quilt.  While the principle for this project is quite simple, the possibilities are endless.  You can embroider on the hexies, add pieces cut from wool or cotton, and add beads and ribbons.  During class each student will make one hexi and will explore many other possibilities for embellishing hexies.  Techniques for joining hexies into a larger piece will also be demonstrated.

Additional kits will be available to purchase for $6 each.

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:  Flat Bottom Basket
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Crafted Basketry: Flat Bottom Basket

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Wild Crafted Basketry
from 75.00

9am-4pm

Saturday, February 16 | Harvest Style Basket with handle

Saturday, February 23 | Flat Bottom Basket

Sign up deadline: February 9

$75 per class or $130 for both

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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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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Felt Gnome Class
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Felt Gnome Class

Needle Felted Gnomes
25.00

Saturday, February 9 | 1-3pm

207-739-2664 fiberandvine@gmail.com

Teacher: Kim Hamlin

$25 (includes materials to make up to 3 gnomes)

Learn to needle felt these cute little gnomes in no time flat. They make great gifts and are a perfect project for beginners. All materials will be provided. Grab a friend and enjoy some quick and easy craft time at our big table!

 

 

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