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50 Cove St
Portland, ME, 04101
United States

(207) 780-1345

Located in the East Bayside area of Portland, Maine, we strive to provide an encouraging community for fellow fiber-lovers by offering classes and carrying supplies for weavers, spinners, wet felters, needle felters, and dyers.  Stop in and let us help you on your merry fiber way!  

Classes & Events

Classes, instruction, and events in weaving, felting, dyeing, and spinning.

PortSpinners
May
4
12:00 pm12:00

PortSpinners

  • PortFiber

Come unwind with you wheel or drop spindle and whatever fibery project you're working on.  There's no fee.  Just come spin!

Tapestry Weaving with Stephanie Dreher
May
4
May 18

Tapestry Weaving with Stephanie Dreher

Tapestry weaving allows for so much creative expression!  Learn some basic techniques and you'll be well on your way to weaving beautiful pieces of your own.  Click through for more information.

Intro to 4-Harness Weaving with Ray Cooper
May
6
May 27

Intro to 4-Harness Weaving with Ray Cooper

Come learn the basics of weaving on a 4-Harness Loom!  You'll pick a pattern, learn how to warp and dress a loom, and then will weave away!  Click through for more info.

Felted Soaps with Casey Ryder
May
11
5:30 pm17:30

Felted Soaps with Casey Ryder

  • PortFiber

Like soap-on-a-rope minus the rope plus wool.  So not really like soap on a rope.  It's way better!  These little felted guys will make your soap last longer and leave you feeling exfoliated and shiny!  Click through for more info.

Spinning 101 with Casey Ryder
May
13
May 27

Spinning 101 with Casey Ryder

Learn to spin in the three-session class!  You will be able to take a wheel home to practice the skills you learn in each session.  Techniques covered will include drafting, spinning singles, plying a 2-ply yarn, and chain plying.  Click through for more details.

Trunk Show with Madder Root
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Trunk Show with Madder Root

An all-day trunk show with Christina from Madder Root -- organic, screen-printed project bags for your fiber projects!  Click through for more info!

Dyeing 101 with Casey Ryder
Jul
9
11:00 am11:00

Dyeing 101 with Casey Ryder

Fascinated by hand-painted fibers and yarns?  Come learn how to create your own, beautifully hand-dyed fibers!  Click through for more info.


Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole

Interested in indigo?  Come learn about this dye that's been in use for 5,500 years and create some beautiful shibori, resist dyed pieces!  Click through for more information.

PortFelters
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

PortFelters

A monthly, social gathering of felters.  Click through for more information.

PortFelters
Dec
17
1:00 pm13:00

PortFelters

A social gathering of felters.  Come felt away the afternoon.  Click through for more info.

Trunk Show with the Maine Top Mill
Dec
10
11:30 am11:30

Trunk Show with the Maine Top Mill

You're in for a treat!  Bob and Erin from the Maine Top Mill will be showcasing their new luxury fiber blends!  Come touch and try your hand at some lovely wool blends!

Rumpelstilt Skein with Amy King
Nov
13
2:00 pm14:00

Rumpelstilt Skein with Amy King

Like spinning straw into gold, except, you know, without the pressure of having your first born taken away from you.  This class is all about spinning linen - a strong, soft, lustrous fiber.  Click through for more info.

Get Fleeced with Amy King
Nov
13
10:00 am10:00

Get Fleeced with Amy King

For those interested in learning how to process a fleece - from skirting to washing, prepping to spinning - Amy will show you how!  Click through for more info.

Felted Gnomes with Jessica Peill-Meininghaus
Sep
3
1:00 pm13:00

Felted Gnomes with Jessica Peill-Meininghaus

Come create a whimsical, felted gnome with Jessica Piell-Meininghaus, recent author of The Gnome Project:  One Woman's Wild and Wooly Adventure.  These little felted friends are so adorable!  You may just get hooked!  Click through for more information.

Felt A Fish with Kathleen Gerdes
Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Felt A Fish with Kathleen Gerdes

I once had a fish named Alphonse.  He was a goldfish I won at a fair.  Create a little fishy of your own.  One that does not require constant water changes.  [RIP Alphonse.]  Click through for more information.

Eco Printing with Amelia Poole
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Eco Printing with Amelia Poole

Harness the power of nature, using materials from your backyard!  Eco-printer Amelia Poole will show you how to create beautiful prints on a variety of fabrics and paper.  Click through for more info.

Intro to 4-Harness Weaving with Ray Cooper
Apr
16
May 14

Intro to 4-Harness Weaving with Ray Cooper

  • PortFiber

Intrigued by weaving?  Ever think, "That's so beautiful.  I wonder if I could make that?"  Well, you can!  Come learn to create beautiful, handwoven items on a four-harness floor or table loom.  Click through for more info.

Dream Processing with Amy King
Feb
6
11:00 am11:00

Dream Processing with Amy King

Dreaming of a special blend?  Wondering how to create a particular color effect for a special yarn you have in mind?  Try your hand at a variety of fiber processing tools and learn how to create the fiber blend you've been dreaming of!  Click through for more info.

PortWeavers
Nov
24
12:00 pm12:00

PortWeavers

  • PortFiber

A social gathering of weavers that meets on Tuesday afternoons.  Click through for more information.

Free Felting Day + Maine Felters Group Meet Up
Nov
21
1:00 pm13:00

Free Felting Day + Maine Felters Group Meet Up

Join us for an afternoon of felting!  Free instruction led by Kathleen Gerdes PLUS the Maine Felters Group will be meeting up here that afternoon to felt, chat, and share ideas.  Click through for more information.