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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»

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»

Spring Shearing at Ruit Farm

April 8, 2014

Several friends gathered at Ruit Farm in Bristol, home of Nina and John Ruit and their herd of goats, several sheep, watchful llama, loud donkey, and whomever else wandered by. Weather included a mix of cold, ice and mud, but Nina had prepared several places for the shearing and sorting to take place out of… Read More»

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»

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