Connecting Through Art

Bringing people together for creative fun in a judgment-free space

WHRL’s Community Craft Circle – Wednesdays from 1-3 pm

Our Community Craft Circle brings creative people together to make stuff in a laid-back, fun, and judgment-free space. Everyone is welcome, from seasoned makers to those just beginning to dabble.

Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilt squares, scrapbooking, drawing – whatever creative thing you’re working on and join us at WHRL weekly on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm.  There is no commitment required; join us whenever you feel like it!

Join us if you:

  • want to commit to making time to be creative;
  • wish to spend time with friends, new and old, in a fun way;
  • would like to work among others who inspire and encourage you;
  • or want to spend a couple of hours creating something beautiful with your hands.

If MSAD#37 schools (Milbridge, Harrington region) are closed due to snow/ice, we will not meet – join us the following week!

Giving– it's the Maine thing to do.

WHRL’s Handcraft Workshops

Coming in 2024:

  • Felting
  • Sewing Survival Skills
  • Knitting for Beginners

What Do You See: A Nature Drawing Class for children 8-11

What Do You See: A Nature Drawing Class for children 8-11

Date: July 22, 2024Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLocation: Milbridge Commons Wellness Park

This FREE program is for girls and boys aged 8-11 interested in drawing realistic renderings from nature. Over the course of this week, we will sharpen our observational and drawing skills. We will learn and work with the elements and principles of art!

The week will culminate with a display project that will remain up throughout the season as part of Milbridge Commons Wellness Park.

Art supplies will be provided, and we will explore the natural environment of the Milbridge Commons. If raining, we'll meet at Women for Healthy Rural Living's Thankful Room.

Instructor: Janie Snider, retired K-8 art teacher

July 22-26 at the Milbridge Commons, 10-12 daily (M-F) registration is required, limited to 12 students


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Sewing a Downeast Thunder Farm Felt Black-capped Chickadee Ornament

Sewing a Downeast Thunder Farm Felt Black-capped Chickadee Ornament

Date: November 9, 2024Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pmLocation: WHRL Thankful Room
Join Susan Jordan Bennett as she guides you through creating her felt Black-capped Chickadee ornament. Enjoy a free bird kit with all materials and step-by-step guidance to complete the ornament. The kits include plans, wool-blend felt, embroidery floss, needles, beads, wire for legs, and fiberfill. This workshop is appropriate for those with the most basic hand-sewing skills–if you can thread a needle and knot your thread, you're good to go! Children age 13 and older are welcome with a parent or guardian.

Susan has been designing and creating felt ornaments since 2013. She has over 250 patterns to her credit, including birds, animals, and seasonal/holiday-themed designs.

Class limit–8

Registration will open in October.


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