Screenshot 2017-07-15 17.04.57This summer and beyond grab your printed copy of the Fiber Art Mini Tour: Midcoast Maine at a tourist information center, at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham, at any of the participating sites listed on the map. It's a select group of sites including top artists' studios, fiber farms, shops and galleries and a locally-owned restaurant and fiber-friendly inn. Plan your own mini tour and then keep the printed guide and map to remember your visit and to return often! Most of the sites listed are open all year, but it is best to call or email ahead.

Go to the full page online map.

Mini Tour Listings and Map

Pick Up Your Printed Maps Here

Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner; Markings Gallery in Bath; Maine Fiberarts in Topsham; Halcyon Yarn in Bath; Maine State Information Centers in Yarmouth, Kittery, Hampden North and South, Calais, Fryeburg, Houlton; Newcastle Inn in Newcastle; Henry and Marty Restaurant in Brunswick, Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Wild Oats in Brunswick.

hooked work from 2019 show

In case you missed our recent email notices where we announced our new Art Shop, and did not accidentally stumble on our Fiber Folio website where we have a link to this new specialty shop endeavor, here is a link you can click and go see:

GO SHOPPING

We are offering treasured items by Maine artists: hooked rugs, colorful quilts, art books, handmade paper, woven scarves and hand knit items. All work is created as one-of-a-kind or limited edition work by members of Maine Fiberarts. If you see something you like, you may order online or be in touch with us directly.

Photos and descriptions of unique, limited edition objects of art and craft can be found alongside Maine Fiberarts' publications and membership renewals. Featured also are items from our current exhibition Hooked on Spring. We are excited to be able to reach a wider audience.

Shipping and handling charges range from $10.00-$20.00 and will be calculated and billed once the item is ready for shipping. See the work and give yourself a gift! Beautiful items by Maine artists.

 

A small sample of the sorts of things in the Art Shop

Maine Fiberarts is creating a directory of teaching artists and other learning resources, a compendium of the people and places in Maine where fiber art learning takes place—“Learning Fiber Art: A Guide to Maine Teaching Resources.” We are offering FREE LISTINGS for teaching artists and craftspeople, retreats, colleges, museums, learning centers, and fabric, yarn and craft shops.

Our goal is to create a Guide for the public—for fiber-loving residents and tourists interested in taking a weaving class, learning how to spin, or discovering a new craft adventure while visiting Maine. All will be directed to our Learning Fiber Art Guide. In addition to teaching resources, the book will include descriptions of fiber art techniques, select profiles, and illustrative photos. The book will be available as a downloadable ebook, a 7˝ x 7˝ full color publication with an estimated 48-60 pages, similar to our  “Fiber Art Masters” book Maine Fiberarts published in 2016. With sufficient funding, Maine Fiberarts will offer a soft cover printed version of the Learning Guide.

“Fiber arts” include spinning, knitting, quilting, crochet, embroidery, papermaking, book arts, sewing, felting, weaving, hooking, basketry, dyeing, and mixed media.

“Teaching resources” include artists, craftspeople, learning centers, institutions, museums, craft schools, nonprofits, libraries, shops, residencies, special events, and island and seasonal retreats hosting regular and ongoing instruction.

Thank you for your contributions towards creating our Learning Fiber Art Guide. The online form for fiber art teachers to sign up for a listing in our Guide is now closed. We have begun finalizing the contact information for teachers who have already signed up, and will be contacting some of you to verify missing pieces, or to add clarification to what we have now. If you have come here with an interest in being listed in the Guide and did not fill out the form, contact one of us to see if we can still squeeze you in at the last minute.

Christine on the radio

Christine was on the radio! MPBN Radio featured Fiber Art on their "Maine Calling" program with program host, Jennifer Rooks. Click to listen to the entire radio call-in show that aired on MPBN Radio Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

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