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Archives for 2014

A Trip to Rhinebeck

October 27, 2014

Six spinning friends rented a house in Rhinebeck, NY this October to tour the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Thousands upon thousands of people attended and we saw some great fashions, yarns, designs, books and displays. And, judging from the crowds, interest in the fiber arts and in making things is very much alive.… Read More»

Mildred Johnson Studio Closing

September 27, 2014

Octogenarian and artist Mildred Johnson has decided to close her three studios in Fort Andross in Brunswick this Fall. Johnson has been a weaver, a Photoshop collage artist, a bookmaker, and a found object sculptor. Her rooms are filled with rusted metal parts, intriguing boxes, wooden blocks, framed artwork, handmade books, and a wide array… Read More»

Fiber at Common Ground Fair

September 27, 2014

There is so much fiber at the Common Ground Fair held in Unity each September and sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Fleece Tent, Wednesday Spinners, vendors selling handspun yarn and yarn transformed from their flocks, knitted sweaters, handwoven baskets, knitted socks—there is so much to see. This year, the weather was… Read More»

Knitting and Sunning at Haystack

August 27, 2014

This summer, I had the great fortune to serve as the Technical Assistant to Katharine Cobey’s knitting class. We were a group of about 16 intrepid knitters out to create our own designs while learning from the master. The weather was absolutely picture-perfect for the one week in August that we attended. Here are some… Read More»

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