Fiber College of Maine

Fiber College of Maine

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September  9-13, 2020

Flaxapalooza 2020

Flaxapalooza 2020

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Celebrating Maine's Fiber, Food and Fiddln' Tunes

Two Generations Making Ash Snow Shoes

Two Generations Making Ash Snow Shoes

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Artist-in-Residence

Artist-in-Residence

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Every Week at Searsport Shores

Middle of June through the middle of September

Strung Together Campout

Strung Together Campout

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An Old Time & Bluegrass Jam Festival

September  18-20, 2020

Gee's Bend "Do It Your Way"

Gee's Bend "Do It Your Way"

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Makers Guild Events

Fiber College of Maine

Fiber College of Maine

Fiber College of Maine is an annual fiber festival whose sole reason for being is to celebrate the fiber arts in all forms.

Each year, the weekend after Labor Day, fiber artists, crafters and students gather together for a weekend of casual fiber classes, time with friends old and new, live animals, good food. 

September 9-13, 2020

Fiber, Food & Fiddlin'

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Experience Maine's Bicentennial history through Flax!  

We'll celebrate our shared history of flax and linen with fiber arts classes, music and wonderful food.  

Our ships were rigged with linen ropes, our homes were cushioned by linen sheets and our babies were swathed in linen lace...we used linseed oil to keep us dry and ate it to stay healthy. 


June-September, 2020

Strung Together: Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jam Festival, Searsport, Maine

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 You asked for it, we deliver: jams, Jams, JAMS! Guided slow jams, intermediate and advanced jams, workshops, concerts and much more!

We will feature more singing than ever before with song circles, Shape note singing, a Sunday morning community song circle.

All abilities and age levels, including a youth jam tent. Unstructured, informal and entertaining 

 Friday at 2 PM – Sunday 2 PM 

September 18-20, 2020


Special: Clawhammer Instruction and Banjo Making Classes

 Pre-festival, September 14-18, 2020 

Wednesday at the Shores Searsport, Maine

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 Let’s celebrate community and creativity! Guided music jam sessions, free tables to sell your crafts and farm produce, pizza slices from our wood fired oven or other wonderful treats at Tango's Food Grill. Everyone’s welcome.

 
These are fun, guided community jams, not performances so bring your instruments, voices and songs to share. All genres of music played. Come be part of the fun each Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM at the campground, 216 W Main St, Searsport.  FMI 548-6059 


History of Fiber College

How the event came to be

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Please contact us for more information.

 The Makers Guild of Maine is a new umbrella organization that connects 3 pillars- regional arts, music & food, the outdoors and cultural tourism to create community impact. We spark relationships between generations and communities. The guild hosts two volunteer-run events in the Fall: Fiber College of Maine and Strung Together Music Jam Campout (Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jam/ Worksho). These events draw local and international attention while highlighting various cultures.  MGM is a 501-C3.

Makers Guild of Maine

216 West Main St., Searsport, ME 04974, US

hello@makersguildmaine.org (207) 548-6059