Fiber Bulletin

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Fiber-related events and happenings that we post here are "For Sale or Free," "Announcements," "Educational Events," and "Exhibits." (the order may change)

Members may take advantage of free listings in any of these four categories. 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

Bigsail2022GET HOOKED AT SEA is the fiber art retreat of a lifetime aboard the Schooner J&E Riggin departing from Rockland, Maine and sailing beautiful Penobscot Bay. The teacher this year is Meryl Cook of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia bringing her class "Wild Women at Sea" (all genders welcome). The medium is rug hooking, but all are invited. No previous rug hooking or sailing experience necessary. Gourmet food, island lobster bake, ports of call, and new friends. August 23-27, 2022. FMI: www.207creatives.com/events or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fiber Art Now iinvites artists to submit their artwork to the 2022 Excellence In Quilts exhibition. The Call for Entry is open May 1 through May 21, 2022. Juror Nancy Bavor will select current quilts of original design that show inventiveness and mastery of techniques. Quilts should be two or more layers of any material stitched together as a 2D or 3D artwork. Entry fees are discounted for Fiber Art Now subscribers. Notifications will be emailed June 10, 2022. Juried quilts will be considered by the lowa Quilt Museum for their onsite exhibition, September 27-December 18 2022. "Excellence In Fibers VIII," August 1–21, 2022, Juror: Kate Irvin, Rhode Island School of Design, Curator, Department of Costume and Textiles. Exhibition: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, August 30  ̶ October 8, 2023. FMI: https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/

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

CAREER TEACHING OPPORTUNITY FOR A WEAVER! The Department of Textiles in the Division of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on weaving to begin fall 2022. One of RISD’s founding departments, the internationally renowned Textile program instructs students in the concept, method and practice of textile art and design. The department has approximately 100 undergraduate and 12 graduate students, 4 full time and 12 -15 part-time faculty offering a two-year MFA degree and a four-year BFA degree. The immersive program builds analytical and critical thinking skills in a curriculum that encompasses a variety of courses in three major areas: knit, woven and printed textiles. FMI: www.risd.edu and to apply: https://careers.risd.edu/postings/2211

26th Annual Sauder Village RUG HOOKING WEEK, August 16-20, 2022. Retreats, workshops, extensive exhibits, exclusive “Celebration Rugs,” vendors. Highlight on Maine artists in 2022; special solo exhibition of hooked work by C. Susan Ferraro of Harpswell, among other events. FMI: 800-509-9755; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.saudervillage.org

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.

 

For Sale or Free

PARK ROW INTERIORS in Brunswick, Maine will be closing June 1st, after 19 years of providing design services to the community. They are hoping that a quilter or other creative fiber artist might find inspiration in their many books of fabric samples. We also have “hanging samples”—half-yard lengths of some gorgeous fabrics, as well as several baskets of small samples, all arranged by color and FREE. FMI: Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fiber Art Exhibits

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

 

Educational Events (Workshops, Classes, Retreats, Residencies)

image.jpegTWO TE-KUMO SHIBORI WORKSHOPS! These workshops will introduce you to the traditional method of making five different Kumo Shibori “te kumo” techniques. You will also learn different ways of dyeing these kumo to create other gorgeous results. If there is time, you will try tesuji shibori. One is In-person: 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, Maine on two Saturdays: June 11 and 18 from 9 am - 4 pm. The other workshop is on zoom on Thursday, June 9 and 23 from 3-6 pm. To register for either workshop send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FMI: https://kathleengoddu.com then click on WORKSHOPS in the menu bar.

MAINE FIBER FROLIC June 4-5, 2022. Windsor Fairgrounds, Route 32, Windsor, Maine, 9-4. Entrance fees on website. Celebraing fiber, fiber animals and fiber arts. Many workshops ongoing both days. FMI: www.fiberfrolic.com

QUILTING WORKSHOP by Susie Brandt at Monson Arts in Munson Maine. Room and board included. Visit website for this and other workshops including Book arts and more. https://monsonarts.org/workshop/susie-brandt-quilting/ and https://monsonarts.org/workshops/

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.

MSAD 52 wants to host more fiber art classes for their community education program. Please be in touch with Kelly Cabral if you are interested. Kelly Cabral, Marketing & Promotions, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education, 486 Turner Center Road, Turner, Maine 04282;  207.225.1010 Ext. 2120, www.msad52.maineadulted.org

  

Fiber News Emails

We will continue to send out our free periodic fiber news email to our list of over 1900 as we compile it. This will take the place of our former online 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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