The Common Ground Fair begins today, so what better time than now to look at the fiber arts in Maine? Maine has a rich community of people who work in fiber arts — from people who spin wool and knit to those who paint silk or create cloth sculptures. We'll learn more about the wide range of creations that fiber artists make, the practical uses, and the contributions of fiber artists to Maine's economy and brand.
Christine Macchi, executive director, Maine Fiberarts
Katharine Cobey, sculptural knitter, spinner, artist
Astrig Tanguay (by phone), founder of Fiber College
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