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Heyyyy, Remember FiberCamp?
May 18, 2019
woman in yellow sweater in front of blackboard
Julia Farwell-Clay teaches a session at FiberCamp

If you do, that’s great, because it means you’ve been with the guild for several years. If you don’t…what a treat you are in for! FiberCamp is our centerpiece event, the thing Common Cod does that most sets us apart from any other fiber arts group. It’s an open-source conference, where we provide the classrooms and logistical help, and you—all of you!—provide the knowledge, inspiration, and learning. It sounds basic, but the synergy that develops with so many brilliant, fibery minds and talented hands all together, condensing and sharing skills in focused, one-hour increments, is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts

It’s been three years since we’ve been able to host FiberCamp due to space limitations, but it is back! It’s on a tight deadline, and in a new location—June 22nd and 23rd at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub. This is a new adventure for us, and we absolutely need your help to make it work. Whether you’ve been missing FiberCamp terribly, or you’re new and can’t believe you never had the chance to experience it, now is your chance! Our board of directors is extremely small right now, and we need help with logistics (including reserving a block of hotel rooms, ensuring sufficient parking, signage, maps for folks walking the 9 minutes from the commuter rail stop, etc) and maybe above all with publicity. What can YOU do to help us get the word out, and get people to commit to coming to FiberCamp?

Our first specific ask: on Wednesday (5/22) at 2PM, we are doing a site visit to Lowell to help plan how we will use the space UMass is making available to us, and right now “we” means just me (Willa), plus our contacts at the university. So while we know a weekday afternoon is a tough time, if anyone is available and would like to come help formulate plans and ask questions, it would mean the world to us! Email if you think you might be able to make it.


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