Fiber Arts: Maine's Community of Fiber Artists and Their Impact on the State

Sep 21, 2018


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

Nancy Williams (by phone), co-owner of Newaim Fiber Mill and administrator of Fiber Frolic