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Folk Art Rug Hooking


with Janet Conner

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. Once you have mastered the basics, you can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. See available kits at Email to indicate the kit you prefer. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools ($41-$60, depending upon size). If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class as well as a bag lunch if you wish.

French Braid Quilt


with Barbara Acord

Calendar Apr 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Create an absolutely stunning quilt for your bed. You will have the choice of making a 67" x 73" or 98" x 109" finished project. You will need to purchase the book "French Braid Quilts" by Jane Hardy Miller (ISBN 1-57120-326-5). A 10% discount will be given for the book and fabric if purchased at Mystic Maine Quilts. Your skill should be at an intermediate level to take this class. If you would like assistance in selecting the material, Barbara can be contacted at 522-9912. Class is held at Mystic Maine Quilts, 5 River Road, Chelsea. Supply list available upon registration.

Functions, Settings, and Menus-It's Complicated!


with Gary Swinton

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday morning "shooting" class is included (4/20), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you. Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.

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Gardiner History


with Dawn Thistle

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Gardiner has a fascinating history and the Gardiner Public Library has an amazing collection of artifacts, documents, maps, and photographs that bring it to life. Have you ever wondered about who may have lived in the historic homes in your neighborhood, what businesses or industries kept the downtown humming throughout the decades, or just what people did for fun during the long, cold Kennebec winters? Bring your questions and curiosity and join Special Collections Librarian, Dawn Thistle, for an armchair tour of historic Gardiner. Learn about Gardiner's literary, cultural, and economic contributions to the area and the nation.

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Gel Printing with Plants


with SpinOff Studio

Calendar Apr 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Come on over to SpinOff Studio and learn about printing with plants! We will work with different papers and fabrics to create works of art. Plants of all shapes and sizes are available, but you can bring your favorites along as well! A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class.

Genealogy First Steps


with Emily Schroeder

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class for beginners to genealogy, we will learn research techniques using persons of particular interest. Document gathering, helpful tips for interviewing relatives and using specific forms will be covered. Also covered will be guidance in using resources, such as the Census, vital records, obituaries, and various organizations. Students will be referred to the Maine State Library and a number of websites for additional resources.

Getting Started on Etsy


with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Etsy is an e-commerce business where creative entrepreneurs can sell their products in both global and local markets. Do you have handmade items or vintage goods to sell? Etsy may be the right marketplace for you. Join us to learn more. We'll discuss how to sign up, build your brand, set up your shipping profile, promote your items and take pictures that drive traffic. The global world of Etsy may be your next big entrepreneurial step!

Getting Things Done When You are Over 60


with Harriet Vaughan

Calendar May 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will focus on giving you the confidence to put things away rather than leave stuff on every horizontal surface as a way of remembering. You will learn how to use your energy well and to adapt and compensate for short-term memory glitches. Your instructor will be sharing techniques she has developed for herself as she has progressed through the aging process.

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