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About the Travel Postcard

Exploring Fiber Art Around Western Maine. A digital view of the travel postcard.

Rolling mountains, clear lakes and incredible natural beauty. Chic yarns and gorgeous fabrics. Western Maine promises adventure! Visit a bookstore in downtown Farmington. Picnic or hike Mt. Blue. Experience the quiet of South Solon Meeting House. Pet sheep and alpaca at working farms. Follow the Maine Barn Quilt or Langlais Art Trails. Take in a workshop at an arts center or studio. Western Maine offers fiber—spinning, knitting, felting, quilting, sewing, weaving and so much more. Farms produce blended rovings and fleeces. Spinneries turn raw material into beautiful yarns. Quilting studios, yarn shops and specialty gardens accompany your travels. 

Using our travel postcard coming in Spring 2023, together with our Maine Fiberarts Digital Tour Map  and downloadable companion bookletwe encourage you to explore fiber art at the sites listed below, and in person all around Western Maine. Please call the phone numbers listed to arrange your visits to these places. Postcards will be available at participating sites and at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham. 

For even more Western Maine discoveries, find photographically-illustrated stories bringing these places to life on our second website—www.mainefiberfolio.com. Come to Maine Fiberarts for firsthand travel tips about Western Maine.

With heartfelt thanks to The Betterment Fund, the Maine Community Foundation, and our members and friends for making this Western Maine project possible.

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Jagger Spun Yarn
David Jagger
5 Water St
Springvale
www.jaggerspunyarn.com
Worsted spun wool yarns, spun in Springvale, Maine. Jagger Spun STASH mill store hours: Every Thursday 9-2 and the second Saturday of the month 10-2. No phone calls please.

 

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Sunnyfield Studio
Jill Vendituoli
273 Stevens Corner Rd
West Newfield
207-793-2504
www.JillAVendituoli.com
Working as a contemporary needlepoint artist since 1988, my stitching embraces both the traditional format and a modern interpretation of it. Always “vibrant and varied,” I choose my subjects and materials to best express the idea and resulting visual, using a palette and style not seen before in needlepoint.     

 

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Underhill Fiber Farm
Jenny Smith
50 Wilson Rd
Gorham
207-756-0076
https://underhillfibers.com/
Spinning and Carding Mill and Fiber Farm. We raise fine-wooled sheep and Angora rabbits. Have your fleeces washed and processed into beautiful roving ready to spin, or select from our practical and exotic fiber blends, millspun or handspun yarns.

 

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Good Karma Yarn & Soap
Jim and Amy Grant
158 Main St
Bridgton
207-803-8206
www.goodkarmafarm.com
We create soap, socks, yarn and classes. Along with our spinning mill, we have a small retail space in the charming town of Bridgton, having moved from our former farm in Belfast during 2021.

  

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Transform. LLC
Kimberly Crichton
2181 Main St
Lovell
207-441-4710
kimberlycrichton.wordpress.com
In my art, I seek to integrate and amplify the voice, power and supportive structures of nature. I layer my linoprints with pressed flowers and plants and stitch nature’s shapes and patterns that create alchemy.

 

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Oxford Mill End Store
Cathy Corbett
871 Main Street
Oxford
207-539-4451
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057641311765
We offer friendly service to all quilters, braiders, hookers and craftspeople with fabrics, books, patterns and Pfaff sewing machines and services. Find us on Facebook.

 

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Parris House Wool Works
Elizabeth Miller
546 Paris Hill Road
South Paris
207-890-8490
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A home for all things traditional rug hooking with a contemporary aesthetic. Offering ongoing workshops, a second-Saturday monthly hook-in free to all, and an online community on Mighty Networks.

  

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Fiber & Vine
Kimberly Hamlin
402 Main St
Norway
207-739-2664
www.fiberandvine.com
We are a fun fiber arts and wine shop featuring a wide selection of yarn, felting and spinning fibers, tools and notions for knitting/crochet/felting, buttons, and handmade gift items. We can help you plan and troubleshoot your fiber projects.

  

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A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm
Mary Ann Haxton
106 Black Mountain Rd
Sumner
207-212-4058
www.awrinkleinthymefarm.com
A diversified farm and fiber enterprise from a 1850’s farmhouse, barns, fiber workshop and sugar house on 32 acres of fields, woods, and apple orchards. Offering incredibly soft home grown Maine fiber, yarn and supplies, fun felting kits, classes, farm visits, farm stays and retreats. 

  

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Hutton Handwovens
Hillary Hutton
277 Tower Rd
Vienna
207-293-3686
www.huttonstudios.com
Knowledgeable weaver with over 40 years of experience. Custom cotton rugs, designed to your colors, dimensions and specifications. Visit website for patterns and inspiration.

 

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Pins & Needles Quilt Shop
Cheri Tompkins
157 Main St
Farmington
207-779-9060
http://www.pinsandneedlesme.com
Proudly serving the greater Farmington area since the early 90’s with fabrics, books, quilting notions, patterns and more. My shop began in my home and moved to a quaint historic building in downtown Farmington when I outgrew my space.

 

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Two Imagine Studios
Meredith Mustard and Judy Tollefson
173 Mosher Hill Rd
Farmington
610-772-6950
www.twoimaginestudios.com
Art you can wear. Hand-printed fabric. Artist books, collage and paintings. We welcome you to share in this creative exchange—the result of our 40 year collaboration. Call ahead to arrange a fabric printing demo and to try on the cool Wearable Art.

 

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Dark Star Fabrics
Deb and Rachelle Knight
30 Main St
Phillips
207-639-1026
http://www.darkstarfabrics.com
A mother-daughter retail and online fabric and quilting shop selling creative fabrics for quilters and fabric lovers.

 

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Hugh Verrier Studio
Hugh Verrier
991 Arnold Trail
Eustis
207-246-6694
http://www.birds-in-flight.com/about/
I use a unique art technique to create sculptural paper birds using formed paper with watercolors. The effect is similar to bas relief resulting in a lifelike “dimensional” watercolor painting. Visitors are welcome. Please call ahead.

 

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Jill Snyder Wallace’s Studio
Jill Snyder Wallace
Carrabassett Valley
207-235-6047
www.jillsnyderwallace.com
“Nature” and “fragility” have become the focus of my mixed-media fiber art since moving full-time to rural Carrabassett Valley in 2018. The delicate work is both two- and three-dimensional in format. Vintage textiles and objects are often incorporated along with embroidery techniques to create thought-provoking visual experiences for the viewer. Best to visit in Summer or Fall. Please call ahead.

 

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River Roads Artisans Gallery
Heidi Spadter
75 Water St
Skowhegan
207-612-1017
http://www.riverroadsgallery.com
Member Cooperative Since 2010. We are Maine artisans creating a wide variety of original, high quality work for sale at a cooperative-managed venue in downtown Skowhegan. Open from May-December. 

 

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Happyknits
Sarah Davis
42 Court St
Skowhegan
207-474-7979
http://www.peacelovehappyknits.com
A yarn store offering a variety of yarns, mostly blends of natural and luxury fibers. We also carry an assortment of needles, accessories, buttons, and patterns. Happyknits also has a comfortable “sit and stitch” space for you to enjoy in your free time.

 

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Bartlettyarns
Lindsey Rice
20 Water Street
Harmony
207-683-2251
http://www.bartlettyarns.com
A working historic spinnery creating wool yarns on the last remaining spinning mule and dyed or natural roving. Wholesale/Retail service and custom processing: washing, spinning, carding, or weaving. Annual Open House in August for mill tours. 

 

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Midsummer Night's Meadow Farm
Susan Elizabeth Watson
67 McComb Rd
Garland
207-404-2399
http://uniquemainefarms.com/Site/Midsummer_Nights.html
Visit my farm "in the back of beyond," and I will show you how easy locker-hooking is to learn. Many examples to see including finished rugs, felted hats and shawls, and colorful dyed or natural Corriedale/Merino yarn, batts and roving. Locker-hooking is portable, permanent, requires no frame, and involves loops of wool that will not pull out.

 

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Monson Arts
Chantal Harris
PO Box 67
8 Greenville Road
Monson
207-997-2070
https://monsonarts.org
Monson Arts is a new artists’ residency and arts center located in Monson, Maine. We provide time and space for creative work with artist residencies, workshops, community programming and gallery exhibitions of Maine-based artists. The town is surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty. 

 

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Mainely Antler Baskets
Sarah Coleman
859 Main St
Dennistown
207-668-4436
https://www.upcountryartists.com/sarahcoleman
Making crafts since I was eight years old, and baskets since 1990. I am self-taught at most everything I do, and enjoy making useful things from nothing. I make baskets with deer, moose, or caribou antlers for handles. Visitors are welcome. Please call ahead.