The venue for Fiber College of Maine is Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. Laila, Sara & I strolled around today to check things out. There is a studio with an artist in residence, dyers' garden, Beehive bunkhouse, Fairy & Toad house and fiber goats. Lawn sculpture icludes a large triangle loom, a tapestry loom and a woven reed or twig basket. The camp store sells dyed locks of fiber by the ounce. There are crocheted party dresses hanging in the garden.
Astrig, the campground owner & Fiber College organizer, indicated that she has learned to spin drafting with her left hand, hoding fiber betweem her index & third fingers. Later today, I am going to give it a try. And I'm goint to try to learn how to crochet with a clearly impaired hand,,,, wush me luck!
Right now there are two Great wheels in the studio loft, one of which will be auctioned off during Fiber College. There will be a Rio Grande wheel for the Great Wheel spinning class as well. The natural dyeing instructor, Jackie Ottino Graf, is reportedly phenominal. There is a class in reading Japanese knitting patterns, bookbinding (Purple Bean Bindery), woodcarving, Navajo spindling, etc. Lots going on with Phenomenal instructors.