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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»

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»

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»

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