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Archives for August 2013

Island Retreat

August 27, 2013

This summer, a few members of Salt Bay Treadlers—a group that meets in Damariscotta to spin one Wednesday evening per month—took a retreat on a beautiful Maine island. The idea was to spin, knit, share good food, relax, and enjoy the fruits of summer—and we did just that. Being fiber types, we also managed to… Read More»

One Lupine Fiber Arts

August 21, 2013

We visited One Lupine Fiber Arts in Bangor to see the world created by owner Jodi Clayton. Jodi has a complete yarn shop downstairs and a gallery and boutique with finished work upstairs. She specializes in carrying work that is “Handmade in America”—including pottery, jewelry, fiber, baskets, apparel and more. She uses Maine- and New… Read More»

Sheep Dairy Farm Visit

August 21, 2013

In August, the Emerging Maine Sheep Entrepreneurs visited a sheep farm in Dedham, Maine. Northern Exposure Farm—just east of Bangor—is run by Jim and Janet Weber who have been producing milk since 2010. The sheep are Friesian and the milk is mostly sold to Maine cheese makers. Jim is a large animal veterinarian and was… Read More»

Freeform Quilting Workshop & Exhibit

August 19, 2013

This Spring, we held a workshop in freeform quilting, taught by artist Diane Langley of Westport Island. We used fabrics from our stashes with some trading among students. We used scissors instead of rotary cutters in order to be close to the work. And we began with squares and rectangles and added on. At the… Read More»

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