Opalessence Fiber Studio

Woven Products
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun

Website: etsy.com/shop/maverickson

How to Shop

Online Store: etsy.com/shop/maverickson
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @opalessence.studio

Virtual Booth Tour

Livestreams on Facebook Live

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30 am EDT
Warping your Loom using Warping Helpers
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Sunday, 1:30 – 2 pm EDT
Using a Warping Mill to Measure your Yarn
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Discount/Special Offer

20% off all yarn and free shipping, going on now on etsy.com/shop/maverickson. No coupon needed.

About Us

Margery Erickson has been a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen since 1991. She is a Master Artisan in the area of hand weaving and specializes in wearable art. She creates most of her fabric by hand dying warps that are between 20 and 30 yards long and uses bamboo, tencel, cotton chenille and wool yarns.

Her formal education includes a degree in Social Science from Penn State and a Masters degree from Millersville University in Special Education. She has been designing and making clothing since she was 13. In 1990 she took her first weaving class at the Manning’s in East Berlin, PA. Other weaving instruction continued through workshops and home study courses. She believes practice and perseverance helped her become an accomplished weaver.

In addition Margery is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor, and a retired educator.
In her words:

“When I was a teen I enjoyed sewing my own clothes, creating a unique style. In my mid thirties I saw someone weaving fabric. If I could weave I could create my own fabric to sew.

One weaving class, one loom, one yard of fabric… Changed my life!

Fiber for spinning, knitting, and weaving is hand dyed in small quantities. Each color combination is very limited. Some fiber is hand spun into yarn and can be purchased.

Most of the fabric is made from hand dyed, hand woven bamboo, tencel or cotton yarn. Each item is either one of a kind or limited edition. These colorful fabrics are woven for easy care and a soft touch.

We also rescue pre-owned fiber equipment, recondition if needed and make it available for purchase at affordable prices.”

Contact Information

202 Bankert Road
Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 451-4279

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/Opalessence.Studio
Instagram: instagram.com/maverickson1

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Correction - registration for our our in-person classes for 2023 will open at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday, February 19, not February 12 as previously posted.A preview of the classes has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class details, including dates and times, will be posted in the next day or two. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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A preview of our in-person classes for 2023 has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class information will be posted once we work out a few more details. Registration will open on February 12. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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