As of August 13th, we have 67 confirmed donors who have created for the Maine Reef!
AND, the best part is that I know of many who are contributing whose names we don't have yet! Although The Maine Reef Project is quickly coming to a close, there is still time to create and send work in. Any piece large or small will be greatly appreciated and will help us hit the 100 donor mark!
Won't you help us hit 100 donors? That's such a NICE number :-)
If you are mailing things in to us please send them no later than September 1st: Ann @ the Maine Reef Project, PO Box 307, Biddeford Pool, Me 04006
If you live in the area you can drop off by September 15th at these locations:
Heart of Biddeford Office, Main St, Biddeford
UNE - Biddeford Campus - office of Dean Jeanne Hey
If you live in the Fryeburg Area you can drop off at the Fiber Center, Fryeburg Fair on Wednesday, September 26th from 9am - 1pm
Can't wait to see you all and your creations at the fair!
Gorgonian Coral are commonly known as Sea Fans. Here is a photo of a live specimen.
Here is a set of three made for the reef project. Each is progressively more difficult to accomplish and make for a great children's project!
The pink one begins with a simple pipe cleaner frame and woven with yarn. The blue one is more free form style weaving since it wraps around the pipe cleaners and doesn't always go completely across the frame. The green is the most difficult. It is made from florist wire that has been wrapped with yarn to form the fans branches and yarn is then curled and swirled in a free form patterns and glued in place to secure the pattern.