Classes and Workshops

Fiber Arts Nights Resume on June 7

Attention knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, rug hookers/braiders, needle felters, and everyone else who indulges in a fiber-related craft!

Fiber Arts Nights are returning to FASM starting on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Come join the regulars for a weekly evening of camaraderie while you work on your projects.

Beginners are welcome! Help is available for novice knitters and embroiderers.

Quillie Ornament Class Postponed

The November 5 Quillie Ornament class has been canceled due to some technical difficulties. The Museum will try to reschedule it for sometime in 2017. If you signed up for the class and pre-paid, contact Linda for reimbursement.

There’s Still Time to Sign Up For These Workshops!

To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.

October 29: Needle Felting with Beva Meagher

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November 5: Wool Quilled Christmas Ornaments with Pam Rowan

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Learn how to make these sweet “country-style” ornaments with just wool scraps. This workshop starts at 10:00 AM. Cost: $25.00 — You must pay and register by October 24, so contact Linda ASAP to get in on this fun class!

Sign Up Now for Sheep Class on October 29!

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Workshop Updates

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Make these adorable needle felted sheep at the October Needle Felting workshop!

Dates and material costs are available for our 2016 workshops, including Basket Making, Women’s Drumming Circle, and Needle Felting.

To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.

2016 Workshops Update

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To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.

Date/Time Workshop Cost
Saturday, May 28 Basket Making with Martha Chessie Shaker Market Basket: $45.00
Shaker Kitten head Basket $35.00
Pay in advance to Linda (see the above registration info). Supply list will be made available when you register for the class.
Friday, June 17 Women’s Drumming Circle $10.00
Saturday, October 29 Needle Felting with Beva Meagher $25.00

Alfred Shaker Museum 2016 Events and Workshops

2016 Events

March 27 Open House on Maine Maple Sunday
April 2 Wool Sale from 10 AM – 4 PM
May 14 The Museum opens for the season with a new exhibit, “Shaker Inventions.” Winners of the Essay Contest will be honored with an awards presentation.
June 8 FASM Annual Meeting (FASM Members Only)
July 16 “Simple Gifts” Music Festival
September 24-25 Shaker Hill Apple Festival
November 19-20 FASM table at the Holiday Fair at Alfred Elementary School
December 10 Open House for Christmas in the Shire
December 14 FASM Holiday Party

2016 Workshops

To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709.

Date/Time Workshop Cost
Saturday, May 28 Basket Making with Martha Chessie TBD
Friday, June 5 Women’s Drumming Circle TBD
Saturday, October 29 Needle Felting with Beva Meagher TBD

For detailed information on the workshops, visit the Workshops page.

Quillie Woolen Ornament Workshop May 13

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Make this adorable ornament with instructor Pam Rowan! Sign up for the Quillie Christmas Ornament Workshop, which takes place on May 13 at the Museum. The class runs from 10 AM till finish.

To make this ornament, we’ll cut wool approximately 3/8″ wide, then roll two different-colored wool circles. Next, we glue the rolls onto a Styrofoam ball. Finally, we’ll decorate the finished ornament with a red wool bow.

The complete kit to create this ornament costs $25.00. Pay when you register for the class.

To sign up, call Linda Aaskov at 490-5709 or e-mail Linda at aaskov@metrocast.net.

First Workshop for 2016 Announced

The Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum announce the first craft workshop for 2016. Basket Making with Martha Chessie will be offered on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Details and material cost are still TBD.

To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709.

Wool Felting Class Open for Registration

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Come enjoy a day of crafty fun on Saturday, October 24! Join Beva and learn to needlefelt a black cat and a Jack O’ Lantern. Wouldn’t this pair be perfect for your Hallowe’en decor?

Student kit will include all the materials needed to complete the project.

Cost: $15 for the kit, plus $10.00 for the museum. Total: $25.00.

Pre-registration is required, and class size is 12 students maximum. Call 490-5709 to register.

Museum Hours:

Museum Hours: 1 PM - 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and by appointment.

Closing for the season on November 15.

Admission: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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