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.

Museum & Gift Shop Open December 10

The Alfred Shaker Museum will be open this Saturday, December 10, from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come visit, have a cup of hot cider, and say hello!

Come visit the Museum gift shop for gifts or stocking stuffers!

May we suggest…

  • A good book for adults or children about the Shakers
  • A beautiful handcrafted wooden Shaker Box by Mark Jacobs
  • Art and crafts by local artists
  • Jams, pickles, and Shaker herbs
  • Brooms, walking sticks, scarves, sweaters, felted mittens…you name it, we might have it.

If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it. Just ask!

Looking forward to seeing you.

We make you kindly welcome!

Wool Fabric Sale, November 12

On Saturday, November 12th from 1 – 4 pm, there will be a Wool Fabric Sale at the Alfred Shaker Museum. This is new wool at more than reasonable prices. There is something there for everyone — rug braiders, rug hookers, penny rug makers and crafters, etc. who use new wool.

The Alfred Shaker Museum will be closing for the season that weekend, but will be open for special functions, which we will post on our website and the town website.

If you have any questions, contact Barbara Carlson at 207-651-6700.

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

October 29: Needle Felting with Beva Meagher


November 5: Wool Quilled Christmas Ornaments with Pam Rowan


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!


Fiber Arts Nights at the Museum

Attention knitters, crocheters, rug makers, quilters, and other fiber artists! The Alfred Shaker Museum is open on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 PM for Fiber Arts Nights!

Bring your works in progress to the Museum and join fellow fiber artists for evenings of fun and conversation while getting those projects finished! Help is available for beginning-level knitters.

For more information, contact Barbara Carlson at

Workshop Updates

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

2016 Workshops Update


To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at

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


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

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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FASM meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Alfred Shaker Museum. The public is invited to our meetings (unless announced otherwise).

We welcome new members! To join FASM, see our Become a Friend page.

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