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Camp Wool Offering Classes!

Upcoming Classes

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Gnew Gneedle Felted Gnomes: Friday, July 14 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Punch Needle Embroidery: Wednesday, June 21 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Beginning Wool Applique​: Wednesday, June 28 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Maine State Quilt Show: July 27-29, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Augusta Civic Center

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

Open Sews: Thursdays, June 8, June 29, July 13, August 3, August 17


Gnew Gneedle Felted Gnomes


Join us for this fun and easy class as we make a "gnew gnome"....i.e. an updated gnome that we haven't made at Camp Wool. In 2019 and 2020 we had fun doing a basic gnome but now we'll add some new details and additions to the basic gnome that we made back then. You'll love this new guy. If you haven't felted before and want to learn, this is the perfect class for you!! Class fee includes all supplies and materials. Adults only. It'll be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with other like minded fiber folks.  

Date: Friday, July 14
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $45, including all supplies and materials

Limit: between 4 and 10 students

Teacher: Kathleen Gerdes

To register, call Kathleen at (207) 749-2241 and be ready to provide a credit card number. To cancel, please call 24 hours before the class.

Kathleen's bio

Kathleen Gerdes, a fiber artist from Falmouth, loves all things fibery. Her passion is needle felting and wet felting but she also loves applique and embroidery. Having taught many classes around Maine and New England, she is happy to be back at Camp Wool to share some new ideas.  Having a gnome class to start off the new round of classes seemed a good way to begin the felting adventure. 

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Maine State Quilt Show in July

When: July 27-29 (early entry Wednesday night with purchase of special ticket)

Where: Augusta Civic Center - 76 Community Drive

Admission: $15 daily also special multi-day rates

Times: 9:00 to 5:00 PM  

Please take note that Camp Wool will once again be vending at the Maine State Quilt Show in Augusta, Maine.  As the largest show in the state, we are sure you will enjoy all the beautiful quilts and awesome vendors (including Camp Wool!!). You may also want to participate in early entry on Wednesday night and get the first picks from the vendors and enjoy a sip of champagne while looking at the beautiful quilts. We always bring new items never shown at the store to the show so even if you're a regular we are bound to have things you haven't seen before!!!   

For more information, email

Special Note: Our Camp Wool Store will be closed from Saturday, July 22 through Saturday, July 29 to prepare and man our booth at the show.  We will reopen the store on Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 A.M.  

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!


Date: Wednesday, June 28

Time: 10:30 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: Wednesday, June 21

Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Limit six

Teacher: Carol Costello i

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: Thursdays: June 8, June 29, July 13, August 3, August 17

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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