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Traveling our Fiber Arts Mini Tour

September 22, 2017

In August, several of us spent three days traveling along Maine’s midcoast using Maine Fiberarts’ newly-printed Fiber Arts Mini Tour. This is what we saw and did: First, we toured the art collection of Steven Stern and Arlene Morris at their home in Brunswick. This includes contemporary art, fine craft, paintings, sculpture, antiques, textiles and… Read More»

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»

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»

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