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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»

Fiber Frolic 2016

August 31, 2016

Here are some images from the Fiber Frolic held in June each year at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Some beautiful fiber creations, animals, yarn, fleeces and many other goodies. Always a treat!

Anne Cox: Artwork and Gardens

July 14, 2016

This place is fun! Hedgerow is owned and operated by Anne Cox and her partner Julie Wortman near the tip of the St. George Peninsula in Tenants Harbor situated between Thomaston and Rockland. It’s a beautiful drive to get to the place, and the day I went in mid-July, all forms of haying were going on… Read More»

Susie Stephenson’s New Studio

July 14, 2016

Susie Stephenson is into fibers whole hog. She has been a rug hooker over many years known for her playful original designs, wild use of color, and reuse of woolen garments to provide materials. Her grandmother taught her to appreciate wool by taking out zippers, buttons and hems from old garments to reuse and it is a… Read More»

Elizabeth Busch: Architect, Artist, Painter, Quilter, Knitter

May 27, 2016

For Elizabeth, art is a way of life. You see it in her surroundings, in the attention to detail in her gardens, in the collections within her antique home, in the design of her new studio, and of course, in her work. Her colorful art seems to vibrate off the walls of her studio. A… Read More»

Hillary Hutton: Master Rug Weaver

May 27, 2016

Hillary learned to weave at the Massachusetts College of Art and has stayed with it for over 30 years. She is known for her exquisitely-crafted handwoven rag rugs, but also weaves yardage for clothing, particularly women’s tunics. She does all the designing, preparation, dyeing, weaving and finishing work herself. She enjoys self-employment and believes that… Read More»

Carlson’s Collaged Crocodile

May 19, 2016

To prepare for a Summer exhibition of members’ work at Maine Fiberarts, we have been visiting artists’ studios. It had been a while since I visited the studio of Susan Carlson, so we were amazed to come upon “Crocodylus Smylus,” the newly-completed life-size twenty foot long saltwater crocodile she calls Stevie. The piece was completed… Read More»

Boston in 48 Hours

May 12, 2016

On the first warm sunny weekend in May, we set off for a whirlwind textile tour of Boston. We wanted to see CraftBoston, sponsored by the Society of Arts and Crafts—“America’s oldest nonprofit arts organization”—and to spend a day or two in Cambridge. We needed to photograph an art piece friend Arlene Morris had sold to… Read More»

Shearing Day at Hatchtown Farm

April 10, 2016

Hatchtown Farm in Bristol, Maine, held its shearing early in April and several stalwart friends braved a very cold day to help with the harvest of wool. Farm owners Pam and Jim Child produce prize-winning Coopworth sheep and fleeces, and their friend and fellow shepherd Emily returned to the farm one more year to shear.… Read More»

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