Friends of Sears Island workshop

Branch weaving with Cirillo

Sep 17, 2017
Courtesy of: Sandi Cirillo Turning found branches and natural objects into wall art is the focus of an Oct. 1 Friends of Sears Island outdoor art workshop.

Searsport — The Friends of Sears Island invite the public to a branch weaving workshop with local artist Sandi Cirillo Sunday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. She will lead program attendees on an exploration of Sears Island while gathering natural materials to create a weaving, suitable for display in the home or a child's room.

Participants will look for a small but sturdy branch and then learn how to weave on found items. Everyone on this outing will learn more about the environment on Sears Island and how important it is to protect it.

Registration is required for this event, as space is limited; call 975-3878 to sign up. This program is free and open to those age 7 and older; children must attend with an adult, who will be responsible for their supervision.

Cirillo has been a fiber/mixed media artist for more than 25 years. A retired art educator, she gives many different fiber workshops in the Northeast, North Carolina, locally at her home studio in Searsport and through Bucksport Adult Education. For more information about her and her work, visit

Sears Island is on Sears Island Road, off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 9 a.m.; and bring a beach blanket, to sit on while weaving, and a pair of sturdy scissors. Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing for hiking, a snack and water is recommended, plus bug spray if desired. No pets are permitted for this event.

For more information and updates in the event of inclement weather, visit and the group’s Facebook page; or call Outreach Coordinator Ashley Megquier at 975-3878.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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