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FiberCamp 2019

FiberCamp 2019 Registration Open!

June 22nd-23rd, UMass Lowell iHub, 110 Canal St, Lowell, MA

stripes of red and blue knit stitches
Can you find the seam? Come to FiberCamp and learn new fiber magic tricks!

Who: You! FiberCamp is the amazing event it is because of the talents of our members–you make it much more than the sum of its parts.

What: Open-source conference? Mega-skill-share? Fiber-arts mind-meld? You decide! We provide the classrooms and hangout/refreshment/vendor spaces, and the basic structure (including an online schedule for Saturday and Sunday where a few sessions can be pre-scheduled; additional teaching spaces are available but can only be scheduled during FiberCamp, to preserve the spontaneity that gives the event its character). Attendees decide what they want to learn and what they can teach.

Hangout space will be available all weekend, as will vendors of handmade fiber goodies, a coffee/tea area, and a swap table to enlarge or shrink your collection of yarn (clean, free of any varmints [aka moths], and labelled if possible!), patterns, etc.

When: 9:00-4:00, June 22nd and 23rd.

Where: The amazing UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, a coworking space and startup incubator designed to be affordable and accessible to creative new companies. The iHub is at 110 Canal St in beautiful Lowell, MA, a robustly elegant city where historic preservation and an ongoing legacy of industrial innovation meet. The iHub is fully accessible to those with mobility limitations. See our custom map of location, parking, and walking route from MBTA station here.

Why: Because you can’t help yourself, you NEED to learn new textile techniques, and new intricacies of old ones. Maybe you need a new knitting cast-on (or have a special one to share). Maybe you’ve always wanted to try spinning. Maybe you will come to FiberCamp and find out about a technique that you didn’t even know existed, and it will change everything!

How: Buy tickets here. If the cost is prohibitive, please contact us by June 15th; a limited number of free tickets are also available for volunteers. UMass Lowell community members get in free with university ID. Get to Lowell by car (there’s plenty of parking) or by Commuter Rail (the station is a pleasant 10-minute walk from the iHub). If you’d like to stay in Lowell overnight, a limited number of rooms are available at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, but reserve soon, they’re going fast! Lunch is on your own both days–feel free to bring a lunch, or patronize one of the restaurants in Lowell.