Sunday, August 8, 2010

New England Fiber Arts Retreat at Medomak Camp, Maine

They are spinning with a drop spindle at the New England Fiber Arts Retreat, Medomak Camp, Washington, Maine. Karen (Village Books) and I visited last Monday.
The fellow whose family weaving business in South America makes these was there as a teacher.

Look at the knitting samples...
The hats and mittens above, and the gorgeous sweater below are from Hope Spinnery.
Hope Spinnery's delightful owner Bill Huntington was teaching at the retreat.
More samples from other knitting teachers and students above.
Weaving class.
The stone fireplace in the lodge.
Students' dying projects.
And we were there with our audiobooks.
I can't imagine a nicer vacation than spending a week knitting, weaving, spinning and dyeing in the Maine woods!


Village Books said...

It was the vacation I didn't know I was going to have!

Purple Fleece said...

Looks ideal...

Knitting Out Loud said...

It was so lovely! They even have their own cow which produces all the milk they use and more, for home-made yogurt and cheese. So the knitters/fiberistas were fed well, too.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I'll second that!!!! Looks like a marvelous time and those knitting samples are gorgeous!!!! Very unusual cabling on the lower piece.

clairz said...

I'm so glad we got to come along!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

This is lovely and you're right...what could be better?

I think that you didn't look at the posting I did on your audio books. It was done the week before this one. I've received some nice e-mails with promises that folks would buy their own copies.

Last night I listened to the first CD from the Elizabeth David books. Lovely.

I am so happy to have connected with Village Books through your blog. What a treasure!

Thanks so much for this great post,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Knitting Out Loud said...

Sharon, it was a pleasure to meet you at the Bread Fair, and I am delighted you are enjoying our first food memoir audiobook! Thank you for writing about it on your lovely (wonderful photos of Maine!) blog.

I am also enjoying your current post about the Damariscotta Farmer's Market and the Children's Garden. The produce and cheeses look scrumptious and I am going to try to get down there for it.

Yes, Village Books is a great bookstore!

Awntie Spyder said...

lovely stuff! the picture of knitting samples are quite interesting. the yellow sample with the sort of loopy edge is of great interest. is it in one of your books?

Knitting Out Loud said...

Awntie Spyder, I will try to find out about the loopy edge piece for you. No, not in one of our audiobooks.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

Casey Ryder said...

Were you talking about this...the loopy edged baby blanket? It's called Eternal Knot and was designed by Daniel Yuhas: