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Archives for Fiber Art Masters

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»

The Knitting Sculpture Studio of Katharine Cobey

February 5, 2016

The studio of artist Katharine Cobey is located on a cove off Muscongus Bay in Cushing, Maine. Katharine was one of the founding trustees of Maine Fiberarts, and a personal knitting mentor to me over many years. Katharine’s beautiful studio is open most days to the public if visitors call ahead. There, she transforms wool… Read More»

Anne Walker’s Studio in Rangeley

October 21, 2015

While touring Rangeley, Arlene and I visited the studio of art quilter Anne Walker. Anne and her husband Rick built the house several years ago and included space for a large working studio downstairs. The studio contains comfortable seating, a reference library, a display of quilts along a long hallway, working tables, stored fabrics, machines… Read More»

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