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Archives for Christine Macchi

Maine Woolens: American Textile Manufacturing

August 28, 2017

As part of our programming about Maine textile history this past summer, we hosted an exhibition; a series of lectures about silk and textile mills; a walk along Main Street, Brunswick; and a tour. For the tour, we gathered at the Brunswick textile manufacturing firm, Maine Woolens, and were guided by Vice President Raymond Boshold.… Read More»

A Visit to Stephanie Levy’s Studio

June 2, 2017

I visited Stephanie Levy’s studio in Brunswick in June and it was an exciting time for both of us. Stephanie had just retired from her working life to focus more time at home and on her art and I had no idea how much was going on in her studio. Stephanie is the “queen of… Read More»

Fiber in New York City

March 10, 2017

e took a four-day trip to New York City at the tail end of winter. First stop, Loop of the Loom uptown to do some Saori weaving. The shop is filled with small looms—both Saori and others—along with cotton, linen, wool and embellished yarns. Skeins and cones were either naturally-dyed, dyed using shades of indigo, or naturally-colored.… Read More»

Teapots and Textiles at Meryl Ruth’s Studio

September 13, 2016

Arlene and I visited the studio of Cumberland artist Meryl Ruth in September to prepare for her solo show at Maine Fiberarts. We were able to walk through her home, see her working spaces, and choose artwork. We loved it all, and ended up taking almost everything we could. Whimsically-designed ceramic teapots are found throughout her home, along… Read More»

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