Several friends gathered at Ruit Farm in Bristol, home of Nina and John Ruit and their herd of goats, several sheep, watchful llama, loud donkey, and[...]
“Fiber Folio” is a creation of Maine Fiberarts
Maine Fiberarts is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit advancing Maine fiber art, craft, farms, schools and business through education, display, celebrations and networking both within Maine and beyond. We host revolving exhibitions, represent fiber art, host studio and farm tours, offer hands-on workshops, maintain photo image libraries, and our website which includes an online up-to-date informative e-Bulletin on all things fiber. We also maintain the the Maine Fiber Resource Guide, a searchable compendium of fiber resources free to listees and to users.
Our statewide Maine Fiberarts Tour Map: Studios & Farms (with editions published in 2006 and 2009) and annual Fiber Arts Tour Weekend (2006-2011)—with participants hosting demonstrations at open studios/farms across the State—created a model and set trends which many other local and regional organizations follow.
We maintain a networking Center and Gallery at 13 Main Street in Topsham, in Midcoast Maine (north of Portland, Freeport and Brunswick and west of Bath). Hours and activities are posted at www.mainefiberarts.org. Come visit!
Our goals include fostering greater opportunities for artists and fiber producers to exhibit work, to make sales, to work as apprentices and mentors, to teach craftmaking skills, to be awarded school residencies, to find guilds and study groups, to learn about events, to become better connected and to champion Maine fiber art to Maine residents and visitors.
About “Fiber Folio”
“Fiber Folio" is the newest project of Maine Fiberarts and is meant to serve as a living journal—a photo-illustrated tour through Maine art and farms. Fiber Folio is made possible with funding from USDA’s Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program, the Quimby Family Foundation and Maine Fiberarts’ members and friends. Thank you, sponsors! Contributions are tax deductible. Become a member or a supporter, and visit us in Topsham.