TOPSHAM, Maine – Over 45 fiber destinations located across Maine will open to the public for a Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, August 5, 6, and 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This special three-day weekend, sponsored by statewide nonprofit Maine Fiberarts, is a chance to visit working studios and farms and to take part in demonstrations, workshops, studio tours, childrenâ€™s crafts, and farm living.
This is Maine’s largest open studio tour and all activities are free and open to the public. Sites to tour include a new yarn shop in Millinocket, a Pygora goat farm in Argyle Township, a feltmakerâ€™s studio in Garland, natural dye demonstrations in Lovell, and a rug hooking studio on Westport Island. Hand-dyed yarns, cashmere fiber, collectible art quilts, needlework images, and freshly-shorn fleeces can all be discovered during the three-day event.
Fiber Arts Tour Weekend provides a time when visitors can rely on finding studios and farms open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all three days. In addition to this event, visitors may use the Maine Fiberarts Tour Map throughout the year to visit 134 sites on a â€ścall-aheadâ€ť basis. The Tour Map can be picked up at Maine State Visitor Information Centers or at Maine Fiberarts,13 Main Street, Topsham 04086. Maps can also be mailed for a small fee by calling 207-721-0678.
For more information, call721-0678 or visit www.mainefiberarts.org.
Contact Name: Chrisitine Macchi, Executive Director
Telephone Number: (207)721-0678