Handworks SPIN Group: Fun Opportunity for Learning about Felting, Weaving, and Sewing with Beginner Projects!

Explore 4-H by learning some basic handwork skills with 4-H volunteer Jenny Lassen. Youth ages 8 and up will learn the basics of machine sewing and make their own pillowcase. Cloverbuds will explore the basics of hand sewing and embroidery. Both age groups will have a chance to explore weaving by making loom potholders and felting by making felted cat toys to gift to a local animal shelter.

Time and Location:

Every other Monday, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., beginning January 11, 2016 through March 21, with an April 4 snow day if needed, at the H.D. Moore Parish House and Library in Steuben, Maine.

Cost and Registration:

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required with a $10 registration fee for youth registering for the sewing project (ages 8 and up) and $4 for youth registering for the handworks projects (5 to 8 years of age). Youth ages 5 to 8 will need an adult helper to attend with them.


Registration will close on Thursday, January 7 at 5:00 PM.

If you are NOT an enrolled 4-H member, fill out and bring the required forms below to the event:

  • 4-H Program Participation Permission, Agreements, and Health Form (PDF | Word)
  • 4-H Photo Release Form (PDF | Word)

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lisa Reilich at 207.598.6621 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.