New England Needle Festival

When:  Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 am to 3:30 PM

Where: United Christian Church
18 Searsmont Road 
Lincolnville Center, ME 04850

Registration fee - $15.00
Registration on the day (if available)- $20.00 

Shop the vendors only -
$5.00 donation to the
Lincolnville Community Building Fund
Available after 10 am.


Click here for registration form


Featuring McGowan Certified Teacher, Stacey Van Dyne; giving a talk on "Color In Our Lives."

Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information on the talk and Stacey Van Dyne.

Come join fellow stitchers for a day of fun in New England

Shop the vendors for those needed supplies.

Visit with your friends over a day of stitching.

Water, coffee and tea provided all day.

Door Prizes!

Questions? or call

Click here for registration form

A few things to know before coming to the festival:


*Please carpool whenever possible as we do not have unlimited parking.

*Registration opens at 8:45 am.
*Doors open at 9:00 am.

*Please  bring a reusable coffee cup for the coffee and tea.
(let's be kind to the environment)

*Bring your lunch and snacks!
*Please feel free to bring in soft drinks, as long as they are in containers which can be resealed.

*The festival ends at 3:30 pm and I am happy if you are able to spend the entire day with me.


*When door prize names are drawn, you must be present to win.


*If you are on Facebook, please like New England Needle Festival.
*There will be no refunds given at the door.  If you are replacing another person, please work it all out amongst yourselves ahead of time.  I appreciate your understanding what a bookkeeping nightmare this will prevent.

*No electronic registration forms will be accepted.

No refunds within 30 days of the event.
We are signing up vendors over the next few months.
As we acquire them, we will update our list to the right.

Hooked Forever
Foxview Needlepoint
Woven and Hooked Treasures
Marion Brown Rug Hooking Studio

Stacey Van Dyne
Hooked Forever   

Orrington, ME 04474
207-299- 4593

"Color In Our Lives"
A look at the ways color touches our lives and influences our art. Color can create mood, tell a story and express our feelings. Color is personal and universal and used by everyone in all art forms.

Hooked Forever was started in 1993 to teach and promote the art of rug hooking, to help people develop an eye for seeing beauty in things around them and to guide them to find satisfaction in being creative with their hands. Continuing education and contact with other teachers from across the country and around the world has allowed Hooked Forever
to increase peoplesí exposure to ideas from many different aspects, areas and cultures. It has also opened an avenue for getting training for others in order to help them become teachers and spread the joy and knowledge that has been accumulated from so many sources.

Over the years, the art of rug hooking has expanded to include not only wool but also various other fabrics and multimedia supplies. The more people have been encouraged to develop a sense of creativity the more ideas have been brought to light and the possibilities have become endless and ever changing. Rug hooking is no longer considered just utilitarian and made for the floor but has grown to include home
furnishings, clothing and framed art for the walls. This has encouraged people to consider the use of alternative materials when creating their art. Buttons, beads, chains, yarns, ribbons, jewels and many other items have been used to make clothing, hand bags, pillows, dummy boards, ornaments and countless other beautiful things that can be
enjoyed not only by the creator but by the lucky recipients of these objects.

Stacey Van Dyne is a certified McGown teacher with over 40 years of traditional rug hooking experience. She is 1st Vice President of the Pearl K. McGown Hookcrafters Association, a Director at large for the North American Rug Hooking Museum and is former President of the Northern McGown Teacherís Workshop. Stacey teaches any and
all styles of traditional rug hooking but specializes in fine shading. For continuing education and self improvement she has been to many rug camps and schools working on different aspects of hooking and attends each year and often teaches at Northern Teacher Workshop.

Stacey has done 2 commissioned wide cut hooked rugs of his paintings for Jaimie Wyeth and has finished special rugs for people who were unable to finish them or who had inherited them partially hooked.

She teaches every other Saturday from September through May from 10-2:30 and holds specialty dye classes at various times throughout the year. Teaching is done with students one on one or in groups to provide
help with designing, color planning, dyeing and hooking techniques.

Hooked Forever carries a wide range of hand dyed wools, hooking supplies, patterns and more and is open by appointment nights, weekends and several holidays.