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Upcoming Classes and Events

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Wooly Project Bag: Monday, July 29, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Indigo Make-and-Take Workshop: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Snapshots: Scenes from Photos or Memories Rug Hooking Class: Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day

Punch Needle Embroidery: Thursday, June 20 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Beginning Wool Applique​: Friday, June 28 OR Thursday, July 11, all 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Bring a Buddy or One-To-One Primitive Rug Hooking Class: by appointment

Open Sews: Thursday, June 27 and Friday, July 12

Wooly Project Bag

Zipper closed bag for hand sewing or small projects. Crosshatch quilted design. Six inside pockets help organize thread and needles for your sewing project. Directions given are for a hand dyed wool bag with non-directional coordinating cotton print fabric. Includes flower and leaf templates for optional applique. Come spend the day working with this fabulous teacher/pattern designer and work on making a fun very useable wool bag! Size 9” wide x 7” deep x 5” tall


Note: A majority of the bag will get done during class but you will likely have some hand sewing to finish the piece after class! Carol will also have a lot of fun show and tell of other patterns and bags she has designed over the years!


When: Monday, July 29, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Class Min/Max: Min 6 people / Max 10 people
Cost: $25.00 plus materials (see below) per person 
Payment: $25 due at sign-up; non-refundable. Call the store at
207-298-9815 and we will be happy to get you registered!
Food/Breaks: There will be a brief break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch (refrigerator/microwave on site) and/or we can place lunch order with local sandwich shop!  

Teacher:  Carol McCloud of Aunties Two has been enjoying life as a pattern designer after retiring from a twenty-year career in accounting and banking. She was introduced to crafts at a young age by her mother, who always encouraged her to create on her own terms. She has been sewing for over 60 years, starting before kindergarten! Carol’s first pattern happened by chance in 2001, while using leftover cotton clothesline. Carol’s designs and patterns have evolved into her current projects all sorts of fabrics, even wool and Bosal's interfacing. She uses a variety of things for inspiration. It's her goal "to make something just a bit different!

Material/pattern needs:

Pattern (available at Camp Wool for $20); 24" double sided zipper; interfacing kit; 1 fat quarter wool; small scraps/several 3 inch squares of wools for flowers; 1 yard of coordinating cotton (also available at store or bring from your stash!); matching cotton thread 12 weight preferred.   

What to bring to class: Materials in materials list, plus your sewing machine, quilting/applique needles, scissors and anything additional you like for seeing well while sewing!

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Indigo Make-and-Take Workshop


Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing by exploring a variety of techniques. You will create a set of 4 hand-dyed cotton napkins or 10 quilt blocks. These make excellent gifts! Traditional shibori, resist, and pole-dyeing techniques will be included with hands-on help. The fee includes all materials needed. This event will happen rain or shine. NO PREVIOUS SKILLS NECESSARY. Come have fun, get messy, explore and see what you can do!

Note: Indigo stains WILL. NOT. COME. OUT. Please dress accordingly.


When: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Camp Wool  - outside of store (rain or shine!)
Class Min/Max: Min 10 people / Max 20 people
Cost: $75.00 per person (teacher fee and kit included)  
Payment: Due at sign-up; non-refundable. Note: Please let us know whether you will want to dye napkins or quilt blocks. Call the store at
207-298-9815 and we will be happy to get you registered!
Options: Additional items can be made during class for an additional fee.
Lunch: There will be time taken for lunch. You can bring your own or we will have a menu from a local sandwich shop that we can order morning of class! Note: We have a refrigerator on site for your use.
Dress Casual: This is a fun but possibly messy class and the dye does not come out of cloths so please dress accordingly!!!  

Teacher: Cathy Wilkerson

Cathy has an extensive background working with textiles!  Based in the Boston, she has taught many classes in the New England area.  To learn more about indigo dying and products she sells please go to her website,

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Snapshots - Scenes from Photos or Memories Rug Hooking Class

It's always fun to explore new creative avenues with fellow fiber fans! In Snapshots you will learn how to translate a favorite landscape photo to create a pictoral hooked rug using a mix of wool noodles/strips, yarn, silk, roving and 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. Saturday we will discuss how to finish and display the piece. Discussion on framing will also be covered.

When: Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day
Where: Camp Wool  - outside of store (rain or shine!)
Cost: $75.00 per person (teacher fee included)  
Register: Please call Camp Wool at 
207-298-9815 to register for this fun class!   

Note: Lunches will be available to order each day or you may bring your lunch!  (Refrigerator and microwave available on site!)

What to Bring
You will want to bring a rug frame or hoop that will accommodate an 8 x10 hooking area. Your hooks, scissors, a mix of wool strips from your stash, yarns, piece of linen and a snapshot of an area special to you! Generic landscape patterns will be available for anyone wishing to use them. Linen, wools and yarns are also available for purchase at Camp Wool if you need anything.  

Teacher: Donna Hezlip
Donna has been rug hooking for over 20 years and quilting for more than 40 years. Her knowledge of colors, composition and a vivid imagination are strengths that lead to a lively and super fun experience!  

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Beginning Wool Applique

Looking to learn a new craft? Well, come to Camp Wool and try your hand at Wool Applique. In this one-time class you will learn all the basic skills required to make a wool applique (aka penny rug) project. The photo shows just one of many kits you can choose from here at Camp Wool to make during class, YOU GET TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROJECT! This class will be taught by our own Camp Counselor Carol Costello. Carol will be teaching this workshop for beginners learning the basics. She has many tips and tricks and years of sewing experience to get you off and running! Join us for a fun afternoon of learning a new craft!


Dates and Times

  • Friday, June 28, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Thursday, July 11, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Limit eight

Cost: $20 plus kit (kit price will vary – typical range is $28 to $45)

Materials needed to bring to class: small sharp tip scissors, eye glasses if you need them for up close work, pen/pencil and a notebook for taking notes! You will need to pick your project kit prior to class (can be same day of class).  ​

BIO: Carol has been teaching wool applique for 15 plus years and is an avid quilter and sewer for many years.  She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you as you learn the fun adventure of wool applique! 

Image right shows an example of one of the many projects you can choose from.

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Punch Needle Embroidery


Join us for a fun afternoon of learning a new craft! 

Date and Time:

  • Thursday, June 20, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Limit six

Teacher: Carol Costello

Cost: $20 plus materials

To sign up please call the store

Materials needed: Pattern, thread, Locking Hoop to fit pattern chosen, 3 strand punch needle and threader, small sharp tip scissors


Please purchase materials needed for class prior to class. The staff at Camp Wool can help you with choosing a pattern and coordinating threads for the pattern. Camp Wool also has the punch needles and threaders for purchase.


Bring a Buddy or One-To-One Primitive Rug Hooking Class

1-2 people, by appointment only


Teacher: LeAnn Hodgson – Camp Wool


I will help you get started (or restarted) into the world of rug hooking in a 1 to 1 format. This one time class allows us to move at a good pace and cover all the basics of rug hooking. At the end of the session you will be able to rug hook using basic skills and techniques that will allow you to finish your projects and beyond! 

Note: Free follow up visits accommodated to finish your rug including instruction on how to finish your rug.


What do I get to hook and what is the cost?

You get to choose your own project! Generally I recommend something modest in size say 14”/15”’s round or square but that will be up to you. We have many to choose from! If you are restarting you are certainly welcome to bring what you have started. The cost will vary based on the project. You will pay for the pattern which is individually priced plus the wool which we will pick out together based on the colors YOU like.


Teacher fee is $60 for one person and $100 for two people (split between 2 people or $50 per person).

Hoops are $29 (subject to change) and hook prices vary greatly from $12 up to $75. Bottom line price is dependent on many variables as noted but you should budget around $175 - $200. 

Note: A $60 deposit towards cost of class is required at the time we pick out your project.

How long is the class, what do I need to bring to class and how do I make an appointment?

You should budget 3-4 hours for class for 1 person and slightly longer for two. You will need to bring sharp scissors and if applicable any rug hooking equipment you may already own. I schedule this class by appointment and days of the week that I can offer do change based on staff scheduling. Call or stop by the store to schedule.


Open Sew

Date: Thursday, June 27 and Friday, July 12

Please come join us for a day of sewing here at Camp Wool! Bring any project you like and enjoy the camaraderie of other fellow stitchers, rug hookers, appliquers or any other project you’d like to work on!


We have coffee, tea, bottled water and snacks (small donations appreciated). The refrigerator is available if you want to bring a lunch!

Time: You can come for an hour or two or stay the day -- no rules!!! Just remember our store hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

Cost: $5.00 which is 100% donated to a local animal shelter!

Reservation is needed: We do ask that you call ahead to reserve a spot so we know who to expect OR if something happens weather wise we can get a hold of you! If you can’t make it, all we ask is that you call ahead to cancel.


Third Party Teacher Policy and Fee

We appreciate your interest in taking a class here at Camp Wool. Please take note that by securing a professional teacher there is an obligation to pay that teacher. To sign up for class is a commitment to attend. While we appreciate changes happen in schedules, health etc. we have a firm policy for payment of Third Party Teacher Fees. You must pay the fee upfront in full. A refund will only be granted only if
a) we have a weather cancellation which is the sole determination of Camp Wool (safety will always come first)

 b) class minimum is not met or

 c) teacher cancels for any reason. 


Note on Cancellation: As a courtesy, we ask that you call to cancel. If you do, we will try to fill your spot. If a replacement is found, we will refund your fee. If you cancel 10 days or fewer before the class, this courtesy effort will never be made. 


Note on Class Call Reminder: We will NOT be contacting you prior to attending. This process has proved to be very time consuming and confusing. You are responsible for taking note of the dates and times for class.

Thank you for understanding and for taking responsibility for your attendance. 

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