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Fiber Arts

Maine has always inspired the best from local and visiting artists for centuries and it is no surprise that the state has an incredibly rich community of fiber artists. This art form includes spinning, knitting, weaving, sewing, embroidery, quilting, beadwork, and basket making. Fiber arts range from the functional to the thought provoking. Many artists raise their own sheep and alpacas for wool and you can visit the farms, see the animals and learn how the wool is turned into beautiful skeins of color.

Renowned fiber artists, like Angela Adams, have made their mark on Maine. Angela Adam’s shop in Portland sells handwoven or hand-knotted rugs that are functional pieces of art. Jill McGowan, of the famed “white shirt,” has been making fine women’s clothing in Maine since the 1990s. Brahms Mount's classic blankets and towels, handmade on antique shuttle looms, still carry on the centuries-old manufacturing tradition.

Maine Fiberarts has a statewide digital self-guided tour, listing dozens of craftspeople, fiber-producing farms, and galleries and exhibits so you can see all there is in this diverse craft.

If you’re short on time, go on the Fiber Art Mini Tour of Midcoast Maine, with top artists' studios, fiber farms, shops and galleries and a locally owned restaurant.

The Maine Fiberarts gallery in Topsham features a new exhibit every two to three months with a stunning variety of pieces.

Businesses & Organizations

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  • Artisan gallery featuring locally handcrafted fine crafts.

    Phone: 207-439-4209


    Address: 15A State Road , Kittery

    Art and Craft
  • Snow Pond Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit, located on a 40-acre campus along the shores of Lake Messalonskee in Central Maine. Snow Pond is a community center and home to the New England Music Camp, Snow Pond Music Festival.

    Phone: 844-476-6976


    Address: 8 Goldenrod Lane , Sidney

    Fairs and Festivals Art and Craft Performing Arts
  • Maine made unique gifts featuring Isle au Haut theme and culture.

    Phone: 207-335-2244


    Address: 342 Main Road , Isle au Haut

    Gifts Galleries and Studios Art and Craft
  • Maine's largest Year-round Farmers Market Open 9-2 Saturday. Maine Made Products from 70+ Farmers, Bakers, Artisans, Prepared Foods, Meat, Seafood, Vegetables, Lobster Rolls, Herbal & CBD, Juice Bar. Offering event rooms from 2700 - 7500 sf.

    Phone: 207-218-7005


    Address: 18 Spring St. , Belfast

    Farm Stands and Farmer's Markets Art and Craft Performing Arts
  • Maine Craft Retail Gallery + Resource Center

    Phone: 207-808-8184


    Address: 521 Congress Street , Portland

    Gifts Galleries and Studios Arts, Crafts and Furnishings
  • Hello! We're Robert (Espo) and Wendy Esposito. We own and operate Unity Pond Pottery just north of Unity, Maine.

    Phone: (207) 948-2400


    Address: 222 Bangor Rd. , Unity

    Gifts Galleries and Studios Arts, Crafts and Furnishings

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