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Archives for 2018

In and Around Eastport

November 3, 2018

Eastport, Maine is located right on the ocean and next to Canada. I stayed in a beautiful condo at The Commons, and co-owner Linda Godfrey offered an insider’s tips to the area. Here are the places, I visited, looking for teachers for our Fiber Art Learning Guide: Tides Institute & Museum of Art, co-director Kristin… Read More»

Traveling to Eastport

October 12, 2018

In October, I traveled to Eastport, Maine in search of fiber art teachers to be profiled in our 2019 publication, “Learning Fiber Art: A Guide to Maine Teaching Resources.” Foliage was just past prime, days were still warmish, and the trip was fabulous! Fiber art and artists are thriving along Route One throughout Midcoast Maine.… Read More»

A Tale of Two Weavers

September 18, 2018

During the Summer of 2018, Maine Fiberarts’ member and friend, Nina Ruit, entered an apprenticeship program organized by the Maine Crafts Association. Ruit is a spinner, knitter, seamstress, and sheep and goat shepherd. She had done some weaving years ago, and now that she is newly-retired, was anxious to get back to the loom. Several… Read More»

A Fully Braided Home

August 26, 2018

Nancy Young lives in both Maine and Pennsylvania and has been braiding rugs for over sixty years. She and her husband ran Waters Edge Braiding Camp in Winthrop for many years where Nancy has taught hundreds of people to braid. She started braiding as a young housewife after learning from “Good Housekeeping Magazine” that braided… Read More»

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