Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 Posted in Current Issue, Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »
What a wonderful week we shared at FiberME 2015! Every year in early August we celebrate our local Maine fiber arts community, and this year was our 4th annual tour. With a bus full of twenty people we traveled to farms, mills, and the studios of some very talented artists and makers of all things fiber related. Participants came from as close as the next town and several from as far as the west coast. Each of the venues we visited made generous donations to our participant raffles so everyone got to take home treats and souvenirs from this special week – from signed books and handmade fiber jewelry, to alpaca top and skeins of cashmere. The week ended with a boat ride to Cabbage Island for a classic coastal lobster and clambake.
In addition to the daily excursions participants learned needle felting in a special ‘make it and take it’ class, and enjoyed meeting and shopping from over twenty Maine artists at our annual craft fair. Between great company, perfect weather, delicious local food, and a whole lot of fiber art, everyone had a terrific time!
Our thanks goes out to the extra work everyone put in here at the shop to make it a great week, to the incredible venues that hosted us and generously shared a behind-the-scenes look at their work, and to the wonderful spirit and camaraderie of everyone who joined us. A special thanks to our tour coordinator, Jane Weir, for anticipating every detail and making it a wonderful week.
Be sure you’re signed up for our email newsletter, and check our class and events calendar for news about this and other great upcoming events at Halcyon Yarn. If you’d like to be a part of this very special event next time, or for more details, please call or email: classes coordinator.