This project made possible by funding from The West Oxford Agricultural Society ~ presenter of The Fryeburg Fair

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Scarborough Public Library offering an Educational Fiber Day!

   I am so excited about the Scarborough Public Library's upcoming Fiber Educational event on Saturday, March 24th from 10:30 - 3:30pm! There has never been such a comprehensive educational fiber event  in southern Maine that I have ever heard of! This is not a craft show, although fiber artists will have a few of their things for sale. Instead it is a educational demonstration event where the public can come to see spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, bobbin lace, tatting, felting, rug hooking, kumihimo and more being created before their very eyes! It will be kind of a mini version of Fiber Center exhibit at Fryeburg :-)

They are also planning some interactive activities for folks to try and OF COURSE, my "raison d'etre", the Maine Reef Project, will have a presence there!  Jan W., Karen T., and Ann T. will be handing out patterns and information about the Maine Reef, and demonstrating and teaching crochet. We will also have the use of a display case for the month of March to show some completed pieces of the reef to inspire people to create and participate! How exciting!

Another exciting thing is that many of the Fiber Artists that you so love to visit at the Fiber Center during fair week will be there sharing their passion. so DON"T MISS IT!

Fiber Artists that I know will be demonstrating are:

Julie Yarborough - Felting
Janet Conner - Rug Hooking
Bert Mc Lellan - Spinning and or Needle Felting
Linda Whiting - Kumihimo and Tapestry
Bestie Leslie - Spinning and maybe felt on soap with the kids!
Jan Winsor - Crochet
Ann Thompson - Crochet
Karen Thompson - Crochet

Additionally,  the Scarborough Library is now officially a Maine Reef Collection Center for complete pieces for our Reef. You can drop completed reef pieces off during their business hours.

Anyway.... This should be a great event! As the time grows closer check back with us for more updated information......

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