I am very excited to be an instructor this fall at the newly established Long Branch School of Maine. When I learned of the plans for this new school in Bowdoinham from one of its owners, Pete Feeney, I was hoping that I could find a course to teach that would fit with the school's mission. From the school's website:
- rekindle the skills and lifestyles of our heritage in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
- provide people a unique and fulfilling experience that builds community and re-localizes our economy
- incubate and grow businesses that support a local, sustainable economy.
I thought about the Barn and the many fiber things that I have made using salvaged materials. Nanette Giacoma, another of the school's owners was enthusiastic about a three part class teaching three fiber crafts. We talked details and timing and I am pleased to promote "Upcycling" Fiber, which begins October 6th and continues October 20th and November 3rd. You'll make items that will fill your holiday gift list. I picked a Thursday morning to meet so that the class can travel to the Barn to collect supplies.
Rag rugs, jean skirts and wool hats, totes and toys... sound fun?
I do hope you will sign up and help me fulfill my favorite part of the mission, the part about providing a fulfilling experience and building community. I sure can't do that by myself.