What a ride 2020 has already been! If ever there was a need for community, nurturing and handmaking, this is it! Every conversation I’ve had lately has included the recognition of how our art is keeping us sane and how much we crave being together with like-minded souls in person.
I’m dancing with delight as I write to you with the news that we’ve figured out how to host a small gathering in accordance with the present circumstances. A NEW form of Fiber College will be held September 9th through September 13th 2020. Whilst I dreamt of promising a full range of socially distanced activities and five days of boundless collaboration, the current pandemic rules are constraining our options. BUT the spirit of Fiber College will prevail with an Unraveled Camp Out…So get ready for an experience that will not only fulfill your desire for creative expression, but fill you with yet more memories of this place we call home.
Working under both the public campground best practice mandates and the public gathering rules, we have the infrastructure to invite fifty students who are able to camp at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground for at least three nights we can still have an amazing retreat! With our gathering less than 1 month away, registration is available on a first come, first serve basis…So please reserve your campsite immediately should you wish to attend. We will accept 50 registrations and maintain a waiting list of 10 more for “just in case.” Beg, borrow or steal a camper or a tent today!
Per Maine’s state mandates, the usual manner in which we are allowed to operate will be very different from your previous experiences; however, you can still expect talented mentors and stimulating workshops, not to mention a few other surprises to delight both your palette and your musical heart. The nominal cost for the retreat will be $50/attendee plus camping. Once you have made reservations for camping, you’ll be sent a link to register for Fiber College…the Unraveled Campout.
Our gathering spaces will be outside and under shelters with plenty of air-flow. Our sanitation procedures include state of the art fogging equipment with CDC and EPA approved anti-covid vapor…and of this writing, our county does not have a single reported case of the virus.
A full schedule of mentored workshops, namely Printing, Natural Dying, Embroidery, Sewing, and Woodworking will be forthcoming in the next few days (and wait ’til you see the goodie bag that’s waiting for you at check in). You will be delighted!
My most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your continued support,
One of many who bring Fiber College to Life