Session 2: Immersive Embroidery

with Annie Coggan and Jordana Munk Martin

During the second session we will revel in the historical context of embroidery in Maine with Annie Coggan and Jordana Martin. Annie will give us a presentation and lead us in stitching through the week while we also enjoy primary embroidery sources at local historical societies and museums as well as a trip to the famous Swan’s Island textile company.

Meals will be provided by Annmarie Ahearn of Salt Water Farm using fresh, local Maine ingredients. We will have the opportunity to dine together at her farm. Private dining experiences will be curated by other well-known chefs and restaurants including Belfast’s Chase’s Daily, Camden’s Long Grain and Rumline, and Rockport’s Seafolk.

Each evening we will gather together for our meal and stitch on a communal tablecloth. This project will bring us together at the end of the day and allow us to engage with each other and the craft that was originally a very communal act.

This retreat is set in beautiful Mid-coast Maine near Belfast.