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Archives for Fiber Art Studios

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»

Fiber in Western Maine – Part II

July 20, 2018

ontinuing our journey through Western Maine to learn of teaching resources for our new Learning Guide, we left Rangeley and made our way back towards Maine Fiberarts in Topsham with several stops along the way.  First up, was a relatively new fabric store in Phillips, Maine, just 30 minutes south of Rangeley—Dark Star Fabrics. Here… Read More»

Fiber in Western Maine – Part I

July 16, 2018

aine Fiberarts is working on a new publication. “Learning Fiber Arts: A Guide to Maine Teaching Resources” will be an online and printed directory of the people and places throughout Maine that offer instruction in the fiber arts.  uring July, we toured Western Maine to find new places to add to our Learning Guide. We… Read More»

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