Fiber College of Maine
September 9-13, 2020
Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground
Fiber College of Maine is an annual festival celebrating fiber arts in all forms. Fiber College comes alive each year, the week after Labor Day, in historic Searsport, Maine. The sun is warm, the apples are ripe and we gather in the beautiful natural setting of Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground. This unique, accessible park provides fiber artists, crafters and students with opportunities to spread over 40 acres for five days of learning and sharing skills that cross time, place and cultures. We watch, talk, experiment, make beautiful handcrafted items, and take pride in our accomplishments and communities within its organic gardens, fiber animals paddocks, studios, concert spaces and on its private beach. When we’re not pursuing the joy of making, we’re enjoying delicious local food, traditional music, and gazing over the ocean into the star-studded night.
For Maine’s Bicentennial year, Fiber College is thrilled to participate in Flaxapalooza 2020! with special programming. More than two hundred years of working with FLAX - the ancient and wonderful plant that provides linen - as well as with other bast fibers, has helped shape almost every aspect of Maine life and culture. With special workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions, Flaxapalooza 2020! is leading the way in celebrating these hidden threads that tie all Mainers together - and in shining a spotlight our state’s thriving community of makers and entrepreneurs who are putting flax and similar fibers back on the map in innovative and exciting ways.
Fiber College - 2020
What it is:
We are the largest Fiber Arts education gathering on the East Coast. Classes are offered in fiber: knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, fiber preparation, rug hooking, quilting, lace making, woodworking and more. In addition to classes there's a vending boulevard, free demonstrations, fiber animals, a maker's space and evening events.
Registration will open as soon as Covid 19 has been put in its place
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September 9 – 10, 2020, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Two Day Intensive Classes & Evening Events...pre-registration required)
September 11 – 13, 2020, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (Classes, Demonstrations, Makers Space, Shopper's Boulevard, Evening Events...walk-ins and general public welcome)
September 13-17, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Deep Dive Retreats...pre-registration required)
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