Fiber Bulletin

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A one-page list of fiber-related events and happenings. We have simplified our headings again and are just using this page for announcements about fiber events, shows, people and free stuff that we receive in a timely manner. Members may take advantage of free announcements and for sale items. Listings must contain description, price/fees, contact information, websites, phone numbers and dates and times. Announcements for dated items, such as workshops or classes must be received at least two weeks in advance of the listed event's deadline. Small succinct images may be attached, but please do not attach posters as the only way to show the information. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your listing.

Announcements

Maine MarketplaceCOMMON GROUND FAIR 2023 APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW. Both the Maine Marketplace and Crafts Area promote the sales of goods and services produced by Maine people in a sustainable way. The Crafts Area application is for Maine-based craftspeople applying to sell high-quality work that is original in design and concept, and the Maine Marketplace application is for Maine-based businesses that rely on a number of employees to create the finished product, or produce a product line that is not original in design or concept. The application deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023. FMI: 207-568-6041 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holiday-22-image-GodduKathy Goddu announces holiday shopping events at ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS GALLERY in Bowdoinham. This gallery features Shibori scarves, shawls, clothing, pillows and wall hangings. New shibori techniques have been used. (Shibori is an ancient Japanese process of manipulating fabric to create beautiful three dimensional patterns on two dimensional fabric.) Come see the variety of patterns and the magic of indigo. A perfect opportunity to purchase local, hand dyed indigo items. FMI on Artistic Endeavors Gallery Hours: NOVEMBER Open Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11/18-11/20, open 10am-6pm each day. DECEMBER Open Hours: December 2, 5-8pm; December 3 and December 4, 10am-4pm; December 7, 2-7pm; December 9, 5-8pm; December 10, 10am-4pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans at the Town Hall and the Cathance River Gallery on Main St. will also be open during the December dates, but with different hours. Merrymeeting Art Center will be open Saturday, Dec.3-4 sponsoring an Art Fair. The library will be at MAC with wreathing making on Saturday; the Food Pantry will offer cider and cookie decorating. Dec. 10th there will be a Craft Fair at the Bowdoinham Community School.  FMI for other event times: https://www.bowdoinham.com/calendar-field_start_date/month (hit "next" to go to month of December dates)

Read the official press release from the NEA announcing the grant Maine Fiberarts received to "Tell the Story of Fiber."

MAINE ARTS COMMISSION has video recordings of a webinar and resources on funding for arts organizations and for practicing artists.
https://ushr.zoomgov.com/rec/play/jnviYIyE97lVpkxqTfzzAkoip1xyA_XbhkWmFpdIheNSllED0J9Vn36IKuYMBxUIGZ5nCYxwWyHYfrfw.SvtJUD0KVWtJDjuw?continueMode=true   and https://mainearts.maine.gov/Postings/Blogs/Detail/NEA-Distributes-Relief-Funds-to-Help-Arts-and-Culture-Sector-Recover-from-Pandemic

Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center seeks artists interested in instructing a fiber arts workshop at their facilities. Email their programs/events coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANNE COX is presenting a show of hooked rugs and paintings entitled "Nesting" at her home at Hedgerow Gallery, 8 Ridge Road, St. George, Maine. The show is on view until July 10, 2022, having opened on June 17. The inspiration for the six hooked rugs was a nest made by a pair of Cedar Waxwings outside a second-floor window at her home last dummer. Other distinctive marking os many other birds are worked into her designs. FMI: www.hedgerowdesign.com

Susan PerrineSUSAN PERRINE has 2D and 3D work on display at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main Street in Waldoboro. Mon 10-7. Tues Closed, Wed 10-5, Th 12-7, Fri 10-5, Sat 9-1. Shown here is collage called "Shoe Choices." Other works include quilted coffee bags, paper mache, recycled books and twigs. Hope you’ll have time to take a look. FMI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., https://www.instagram.com/susyfactory/

CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS at USM offers the following Virtual Exhibit: “Guild of Book Workers New England Chaper.” View online at www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts 

A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm offers Ongoing every Tuesday 1-4 pm, no mask required for those fully vaccinated. All levels of experience welcome! Learn to read patterns and fix mistakes. Plan to purchase our yarn and bring your knitting needles (or buy or borrow them here). Show and tell. Enjoy and visit with our friendly fiber circle. Come join us! OPEN STUDIO Needle Felting, Most Fridays, 1-3pm, lease call ahead. Practice basic techniques and  create a cute felted image 5x5 inches square. Please call ahead. $30.00 includes wool pattern. PROCESS YOUR OWN FLEECES. Use our space and dedicated equipment to wash, card and dye your wool. We have an older Patrick Green cottage industry carder that can do 8 ounces of wool in 20 minutes. LEARN TO SPIN YARN WITH MARTY. Instruction for Spinning with a wheel in 2 gentle lessons. Marty has developed a plan that has  helped  beginning spinners have success. Fee: $15.00 per hour, 1-2 hours per lesson. Louet wheels available for rent while you learn. $35.00/month. FMI: A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, https://www.awrinkleinthymefarm.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Sale or Free

FIBER MAGAZINES. Free to a good home. A complete collection of "Handwoven" since at least 1981 and most of "Spindle, Shuttle and Dyepot" over the same time period. Some in Handwoven binders, the others in magazine cases. All in good shape. Available for pickup on Swan's Island. Call or email your interest:  Maureen Giuffre, 526-4724 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will continue to send out our free periodic fiber news email to our list of over 1800 as we compile it. This will take the place of this statewide bulletin of fiber events, exhibitions, opportunities, news and more that we have emailed to members or posted on this site for nearly 20 years.

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