Where textiles and food intersect, around the communal table, in Mid-coast Maine.
September 29-October 5, 2019
Forest Foraging Mushroom Dyeing with Alissa Allen
September 29 - October 3, 2019
Fall in Maine is a seasonal mushroom extravaganza! Mycologist Alissa Allen of www.mycopigments.com will lead us on forest wanderings, where we will slow down, and learn to identify different species of fungi. From our findings we will explore micro-seasonal dye palettes, and extract a veritable rainbow of dye with which to transform thread, yarn and yardage. The culmination of every day will be stitching together on a communal tablecloth while we share a delicious meal.
Historical Embroidery with Annie Coggan and Jordana Munk Martin
October 3 - October 5, 2019
Artist, professor and historian Annie Coggan and Tatter Library founder Jordana Martin will lead us through the history of embroidered samplers in Maine, while we stitch with mushroom dyed thread from the first three days of the retreat. Retreat goers will work on their own samplers, exploring techniques and stitches. The culmination of every day will be stitching together on a communal tablecloth while we share a delicious meal.