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!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet classes on January 29 and 30, 2022.

Registration is now open!

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Registration for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest is now open at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool!While we will be returning in May with our usual stellar lineup of in-person classes, we know a lot of you are only able to participate virtually. It’s just not feasible for us to offer online and in-person classes at the same time, so our solution is to bring you two days of virtual fiber arts seminars on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. 2022. Winterfest 2022 will be held on the same Lessonface platform that served us so well for the 2021 virtual festival. Visit the Lessonface site above for full class details. #mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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While we will be returning in May with our usual stellar lineup of in-person classes, we know a lot of you are only able to participate virtually. It’s just not feasible for us to offer online and in-person classes at the same time, so our solution is to bring you two days of virtual fiber arts seminars on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. 2022. Winterfest 2022 will be held on the same Lessonface platform that served us so well for the 2021 virtual festival.To preview the class listing go to sheepandwool.org/warm-up-for-the-festival-with-winterfest/. Registration will open on November 14, 2021.#mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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We are eagerly anticipating a return to our usual in-person festival format in May, and this Friday (October 1) is the deadline to apply as a new vendor for the 2022 Festival. The application is online at sheepandwool.wufoo.com/forms/2022-application-for-booth-space-new-vendor/. #mdsw2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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