I have had the privilege of meeting Jessica Forbes, the founder of Ravelry and in fact, I taught her to hook at the Squam Art Workshops a few years ago. She is a beautiful, kind soul who is also an accomplished fiber artist and business woman. I fully support her decision to carefully, bravely, and thoughtfully deal with this issue that so many larger social media platforms are still dancing around. Ravelry has covered all the bases in not making this punitive or allowing anyone to lose their data. They are distinguishing between legitimate American conservatism and an ideology of hate specific to an individual politician. Ravelry is a private platform that can create its own terms of service, and therefore there is no violation of the First Amendment occurring here. I am posting their own announcement here so that you may see it unfiltered, uninterpreted, and untwisted, should you see commentary on it elsewhere. Ravelry can not be ignored in the fiber art world. I commend them in taking a lead in this. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're getting in to honeybee swarm season here in Maine and possibly in the areas where the rest of you live too. Here's some great info from the Maine State Beekeepers Association. If you encounter a honeybee swarm, PLEASE DO NOT HARM IT! Bees in a swarm are actually extremely docile and are not inclined to sting you.
If you are in Maine, this link will help MSBA quickly assign a beekeeper to come remove it. If you're right in the Norway/Paris/Oxford area, please give me a call at 207-890-8490 - I might just want your swarm - but I am not on the general list because swarm catching (except my own) is not something I can make time for very often right now. If you are not in Maine, I'm certain there are beekeepers in your area who will take the swarm promptly from wherever it's landed. ... See MoreSee Less
The Maine Beekeepers Association can help you if you have honeybees that have swarmed. We do not remove hornets nest, bumble bees, wasps or other stinging insects – just honeybees. Please be sure to...
Ever wonder how to finish your hooked coasters or pillows or just want a refresher or someone to hold your hand through the process? Come on out to this class. *THIS IS A “BRING-YOUR-OWN-UNFINISHED-PROJECT” CLASS!* In other words, you must bring your unfinished mats/coasters/pillows to class. Beth can provide the finishing materials, but the base ... Read more
Come on up to Historic Paris Hill Village’s Founders’ Day celebration on July 20th and stop in to the Parris House Wool Works studio to hook, chat, shop, or just relax. We’ll have refreshments, the studio and sunporch open, and everything you need for learning about and making hooked rugs. Note: Our open house ... Read more
*THIS IS A BRING-YOUR-OWN-PATTERN CLASS* Beth will provide all materials and embellishments, but you may also bring some of your own if they are special to you. Materials provided for you: wool fabric sari silk roving tee shirt material yarns beads buttons perl cotton embroidery floss applique materials more In this class we will explore ... Read more
Come on out and see what we’re all about at the Parris House this summer! We’ll have refreshments, answers to all your questions (or try to), tours of the historic Parris House, and will provide you a self guided walking tour of Historic Paris Hill as well. See what’s growing in the garden, check out ... Read more
Yes, you are talented and yes, you can draw stick figures and a whole lot more. Open up to your creativity (yes, you have it) as we talk about how to keep a rug journal, brainstorm pattern ideas, learn basic principles of pattern design, and go through the process of creating our own ... Read more