Don’t miss Spa Knit and Spin 2014, this weekend February 28-March 2!
Every year The New England Textile Arts Network (NETA) hosts an annual Spa Knit and Spin Retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn and Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine. This informal event is a group of passionate fiber folks (members and non-members) who gather together one weekend in the winter to enjoy each others company, spa treatments, shopping, great food & drink and general all around fiber delights. No fees, no agendas, no workshops – just fibery relaxation and good fun with a few extra attractions thrown in for good measure.
Imagine hotel lobbies filled with knitters knitting and spinners spinning (with both drop spindles and wheels). It’s quite a site to behold. Oh, and who wouldn’t love a special Fiber Market Place with 20 local and regional craftspeople. Did we mention a fashion show? Check out all the details at NETA’s blog.
So stop by and enjoy a few hours, a day or the entire weekend. Just be a part of the celebration!
Psst! Attendees also enjoy taking the opportunity to visit fiber destinations in the local area such as Halcyon Yarn (we’re just a 20 minute drive up the coast).
This coming weekend, March 1-2 2014, our great city of Bath, Maine will be holding its 3rd Annual Japanese Celebration Weekend. This exciting event is sponsored by the Bath-Tsugaru sister city exchange program. It’s a weekend full of great events for families, children and adults. From hands-on activities such as an Ikebana class, Japanese fabric films and Bento boxes to entertainment with Bowdoin Taiko and a gardening presentation, there is something for everyone.
There are 3 events we thought our Halcyon Yarn customers might find of particular interest. All 3 events will be held at the Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St, Bath. On Saturday March 1st there is a discussion and demonstration, “The Art of the Kimono” from 1-2pm and on Sunday March 2nd, there will be 2 Japanese fabric films “Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori: 400 Years 1608-2008″ from 1-3pm and “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” from 3:30-5:30. For complete details of these events and all the other events of the weekend check out www.bath-tsugaru.org.
The dates are set for Halcyon Yarn’s annual FiberME guided tour! August 3rd-8th, 2014 will be a week filled with all things fibery and all things Maine. It’s a winning combination you won’t find anywhere else. Coastal Maine offers a unique and beautiful venue (especially in summer) for visiting artists’ studios, spinning mills, dye houses, fiber farms, educational centers and galleries. Of course your FiberME experience wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of a few much loved traditional Maine summer activities. Back by popular demand will be our Maine artisan “marketplace” event in which you’ll be able to purchase handmade items from some of Maine’s most talented craftspeople. So save the dates and come join the fun. Specific details of this special event will be available in the coming weeks.
For immediate questions contact Jane at Halcyon Yarn by calling 1-800-341-0282 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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