October 5 + 6, 2019

Ann Williams

1298 Main St.
Lovell ME 04051
(207) 925-1124

Open Studio, A Happy House In The Maine Woods
HOURS: Friday – Sunday 10 – 4pm
Fiber Art Studio, showing mixed media and fiber and wearable creations, weaving demo each day, retail shop open daily. You’re welcome to join in – try your hand at “yarn-bombing”, take a turn weaving on my triangle loom, create your own fiber pin to take home.

Bolt Fabrics

7 Third Street, Bucksport ME 04416
(207) 702-9469

Crazy Quilt Needle Case Workshop – Taught by Jean Bragan, Fiber Artist
HOURS: Saturday, October 5
What’s in a woman’s story? -Creating a Crazy Quilt Needle Case

Crazy quilts were all the rage after the Civil War in America. Many of the women used sewing as a creative outlet to tell a story about their lives. Participants will think about their own stories and create a Victorian needle case learning crazy quilt era embroidery stitches. During this six hour workshop, participants will learn and construct a small, crazy quilt block to be used as the cover for a needle case.

Catherine Worthington

5 Spring Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 233-4879

Open Studio, Demo of Process/Technique, Work for Sale
HOURS: Saturday & Sunday  10-4pm

You are invited to my studio where I create my Textile Art. I will have work on display for browsing and for sale as well as works in progress. I will demonstrate surface design techniques and share my process that I use in creating printed textiles, composing compositions and free motion stitching. Follow the signs down the driveway and look for the painted garden mural at the entrance to my studio.

Judith M. Daniels

246 Limerock St, Rockland ME 4841
(857) 300-0106

Individual Open Studio
HOURS: October 5-6, 2019, Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12-5
I am an artist who creates handmade felt objects (vessels and wall pieces) and art to wear (scarves, shawls, vests). I incorporate hand-dyeing and embroidery while creating my pieces. I will be showing these works, along with the materials used to create them, at my open studio. Hopefully, I will also have a video of my felt-work process to be shown throughout the open studio–come check it out!

Katharine Cobey Exhibition at Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME
(207) 596-6457

Exhibition | Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice
HOURS: Friday Oct 4, 5-8pm Opening Reception (Free and open to the public) + Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm (Admission required)
The Farnsworth Art Museum presents a Maine Craft Weekend Opening Night event with a free public exhibition preview n Friday, October 4, from 5–8pm as part of First Friday.

2010 MCA Master Craft Artist Katharine Cobey of Cushing, ME builds three-dimensional forms by knitting with unusual fibers, metal wires, and plastics. Her stitches give shape to her viewpoints, integrating and shaping magical costumes or emblems of memory and loss. She started knitting when she was eleven as she watched her grandmother. Not until after she had become a published poet and had raised a family did she return to knitting on another level, using the process as a means toward building sculptural forms. Knitting for Cobey over time has become a vehicle to express feelings and to comment upon sometimes difficult social issues that she once articulated through her poetry. This exhibition includes a selection of Cobey’s fiber sculptures.

Maine Craft Portland
Opening Reception Friday Oct. 4 for Dark & Stormy

521 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Dark & Stormy: A Fiber Art Exhibition
Opening reception: October 4, 5-8pm
Show Dates: Oct 4-Oct 28

In the spirit of the wicked season to come, Maine Craft Portland will showcase various forms of fiber-art craft in a ‘Dark and Stormy’ theme! This lushly textured group show will highlight the works of some of Maine’s premier Fiber Craft Artists in a variety of ways through the month of October. You can see hand woven portraits of burlesque dancers, hand felted wolves and bats, mysteriously felted ‘Spirit Canoes’ to uniquely crafted shawls and other gorgeous wearables to keep you cozy into the darker stormy months.

Maine Fiberarts

13 Main Street
Topsham, ME 04086

Open Gallery, Exhibition & Sale, Meet the Artists Reception
HOURS: Saturday, October 5, 11am – 2pm

Opening Reception for Conversations: Paintings and Textiles by Allegra Kuhn and Peter Walls, who will be on hand talking about their work. Also on view: smaller works of art and craft by members, free tour maps to fiber studios, and a continuous slideshow of Maine’s fiber community. Join us! The show continues on until November 2, and we are open Wednesdays-Fridays, 11-4; Saturdays, 11-2.

Refreshments served. Spinning demonstration.

Media: 2D Work
Media: Fiber

Sara Hotchkiss Handweaver

28 Pitcher Road
Waldoboro ME 04572

Open Studio/Open House
HOURS: Saturday & Sunday, 10 – 4pm
Showroom and studio of weaver Sara Hotchkiss open for MCW with special guest, felt artist Wayne Myers, and a Weavers Garage Sale with 10% donated to Maine Fiberarts.

Two Imagine Studios

173 Mosher Hill Road
Farmington, ME 04938
(610) 772-6950

Open Studio & Pop-Up Shop
HOURS: Friday – Sunday, 10 – 6pm
Start your Open Studio experience with a tour of the house featured in Down East Magazine, February 2016  with the gardens dubbed “The Western Maine Botanical Garden”. Unless, of course, you are most interested in getting your hands dirty/sticky/painted, in which case you can head right to the studio and play art with Meredith and Judy.

Anywhere along your way through the enclave—house and cabin—where both artists live and work, you will find the Pop-Up Shop full of art treasures; some have fixed prices, some are priced “as you wish”—have fun finding your price!

Expect to be surprised and delighted by the abstract art you will see. You will find paintings large and small; hand-knit heirloom quality Christmas Stockings, mittens and hats; paper sculpture houses; the 2020 Homage to a Calendar; gift tags; artist journals and lots more.

WhipperSnappers Quilt Studio

103 Water Street
Hallowell ME 04347
(207) 622-3458

Community Art Project
HOURS: Friday – Saturday, 10 – 4pm
Come visit WhipperSnappers Quilt Studio to browse beautiful fabrics, see works in progress, and to add to a fabric mosaic in progress. Add a few or many fabric “tiles” to reflect your vision of Hallowell. When the piece is completed we will quilt it at the store where it will be on display until we auction it to raise funds for Vision Hallowell. This is open to all ages. Refreshments will be available. Come see what we can do together!