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2011 Fiber Arts Tour Weekend

throughout Maine -

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, children’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 feltmaker’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 “call-ahead” 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.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Chrisitine Macchi, Executive Director

Telephone Number: (207)721-0678

Website: http://www.mainefiberarts.org

Email: fiberarts@gwi.net