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FiberCamp 2017

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FiberCamp Boston 2017 (March 10-12) is our annual urban retreat for fabric and fiber craft enthusiasts, with an emphasis on skill building, skill sharing, and community. FiberCamp kicks off with a Friday night speaker and continues with a weekend of informal mini-classes on smaller, bite-sized ideas and techniques ranging from Fair Isle knitting to quilting to TinkerToy swifts and beyond.

In past years, special features have included fashion shows, dyeing workshops, swag handouts, joint art projects, raffle-paloozas, special classes by fiber superstars, and more!

For those who are still curious, there’s a FiberCamp FAQ here.

Register for FiberCamp!

Quick link to registration. Early bird registration starts at Ignite! Craft Boston (the 2nd Friday of January). Day and weekend passes are available; for non-members, a weekend pass includes guild membership for the remainder of season (through end of August). Common Cod members receive substantial discounts on all FiberCamp tickets. Register here; prices are as follows:

  • Non-members: $25 day pass, $45 member pass
  • Members through January 31st: $15 day pass, $25 weekend pass
  • Members February 1st – March 12th: $20 day pass, $35 weekend pass

A limited number of scholarships are available. There are also a few staff positions available for people who are interested in a work exchange. To inquire about these opportunities please email guild@commoncod.com

Friday Night Kickoff

Friday, March 10, 2017, 7PM, Alasdair Post-Quinn will speak about Double Knitting. You can order his new book, Double or Nothing or buy a copy at FiberCamp (while supplies last!).

Doors open at 6:30 and the talk begins at 7PM on Friday, March 10th, location TBD. As with other bimonthly Friday night talks, this talk is free for Guild members and $6 for guests.

FiberCamp Schedule and Location

FiberCamp check-in is from 9:30-10:00 on Saturday, March 11th, followed by a welcome and a planning session. On Sunday, March 12th, (NOTE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME CHANGE) check-in is from 10:00-10:30, with class sessions again taking place from 10:35-4:25, followed by casual hangout time and feedback. The action takes place at the Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge.


Request or Offer Classes

Want to see a demonstration about how to start quilting? Ask for it on the “What I want to LEARN” tab. Want to share your tips and techniques for recycling yarn from a sweater you picked up at a thrift store? Post it on the “What I want to LEAD” tab.

Food

Food is on your own; we are in the heart of Harvard Square.

Destash and/or Restash at the Swap Table

There will be a swap table. Bring yarn, fiber, fabric, tools, books, patterns, etc. that you don’t want, and/or take stuff that you do want! Leftovers will be donated.