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Hello and Happy Holidays from Camp Wool!


While cooler weather has definitely settled in we are still quite comfortable and open for business here Downeast!! Our hours are still the same: Wed. through Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Many have asked about the holidays and how long we will be open this year. We have just posted our Thanksgiving hours. Basically we'll just closed one additional day, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving.


As to the longer holiday season/winter, I wish I had the full answer on that but until we get to steady freezing temperatures we won’t know if our water at our home will stay running! Here’s what I do know: as I write this, we are hopeful to stay open till sometime mid-January. We will then close for a few months but be open for what I am calling “Pop Up Saturdays” during late Jan, Feb and part of March! After the second week of December I should know more and will post updates here on the website and Facebook.


In the meantime, we continue to field calls requesting merchandise and please know that we are happy to mail you anything you might need. Sometimes that means a few text messages to get colors right but we are happy to do it. So during the busy holiday season, if you need anything give us a call!

A word on weather. Because it is that time of the year where we might get snow or ice, it’s best to call ahead or check Facebook if you are wondering if we are open or not on a day over day basis. Take note that the website takes longer to update, so on a day-to-day basis check our shop voice mail or Facebook for updates when weather might be an issue.

May you all have a safe and pleasant holiday season! We thank you for your business!!

Take care.

LeAnn



What a fun way for rug hookers to spend a weekend! It is always fun to explore new creative avenues with fellow fiber fans! In Snapshots, you will learn to create a pictoral piece using a mix of wool noodles, yarn, silk, roving and various other fibers from start to finish. Impressionistic styling lets you imply the details while conveying the ambiance of the scene. You will learn to analyze your photo to find the bones that become the structure of your finished piece. We will build on that using directional hooking techniques developing a foreground, mid-ground, horizon line, and sky. Color planning, outlining, and perspective will be discussed. Sunday we will discuss how to finish and display the piece. Discussion on framing options will also be offered.


Rug Hooking Class: Snapshots – Scenes from your Photos or Memories! – Scale: 8” x 10”

Rug Hooking Teacher: Donna Hezlep

Dates: Friday, December 3 – Sunday Dec. 5

Cost: $75

Time: Friday & Saturday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Prerequisite: Modest traditional rug experience required (note: this is not a punched class)

Prework: Bring a photo(s) of a favorite subject(s) – See class description

Class Limit: 12 (social distancing will be practiced, vaccination required)


Materials for students to bring

  • Frame or hoop that will accommodate an 8"x10" hooking area

  • Hooks

  • Scissors

  • Mix of wool strips from your stash

  • Yarn ends

  • Piece of linen

  • Snapshot of an area special to you (generic landscape patterns will be available for anyone who wishes to use them)

The teacher will have many different samples of yarns and fibers for you to experiment with.


Call LeAnn at Camp Wool if you need to purchase linen or other materials for this class or if you have any other questions!

Accommodations

  • The Red Barn Motel will closed for the season.

  • Ocean Spray Cottages in Harrington, ME. ph. 207-483-2780 and ask for Cathy. Cottages sleep more than one if you want to buddy up with other attendees.

  • Bluebird Motel in Machias, ME. ph: 866-306-0946

  • Blueberry Patch Motel in Jonesboro, ME ph. 207-434-5411.

  • You may be able to find additional VRBO options in and around Milbridge, ME.

Hello to all of you from Camp Wool! It’s been over 2 months at our new location and we are so happy with the new location. It is just perfectly suited for all our needs and we have so much more space and great light to see everything. We felt our first “Fall Air” this last week which tells us that our gardens will soon be put to bed and our hooks, needles and threads will start calling us again. Whether it's something for yourself or your next Christmas present, now is a great time for a visit! We are fully stocked with beautiful wool including a fresh crop of hand dyes. We just got in a large grouping of cross stitch linen and wonderful new cottons as well! So we hope you will be able to make that fall stock up trip before we head into winter!!! We look forward to seeing you!!! Also remember we have two Open Sews each month where you can come and stitch and time! Always the first and third Wed!

Also, for those that have been asking, we have posted a few beginner classes for Applique and Punch Needle! Due to spikes in COVID numbers we have limited our class sizes so we can properly social distance. Vaccination is required to take a class unless medically unable. Masks may or may not be required based on current CDC guidelines, Washington County Status and Maine as a whole. Our front door will always contain our current policy on masking based on the latest status.