Since so many of us live in rural areas, I wanted to have a place where weavers who live in Maine (or just like to visit), could share information about their projects, get local mentoring, and maybe share local knowledge.
A Robinson, how was the Fiber College? I was away this year but I'd love to hear your experience as I may be around next year.
You have some great resources not far from you in Gorham. There is Port Fiber in Portland as well as Halcyon just up the road in Bath. If you haven't already joined Ravelry, you might check out their boards for used looms and spinning wheels. Also, keep checking Uncle Henry's. I bought my first 8-shaft loom through there and I'm always seeing wheels and looms.
If you're ever in the Bangor area, let me know and we can get together and talk fiber!
You might want to check out the Mainely Weavers group. They often have equipment and yarn to sell at very reasonable prices, plus a lively group which meets monthly. Contact Jayne Flanagan in Scarborough or go to these links for more information (the main website appears to be down):
I was given 2 looms theat are cambridge 4 harness. One is for rugs and the other is for ?. I have no idea what the heck I am doing or how to even set them up. All the parts are there except for shuttles? I was told. HELP what do I do next?
Hi, Don G!
I have a Baby Wolf too. Currently, I'm working my way through the Doubleweave book. The "quilted" piece is taking FOREVER. I'm planning a baby blanket to weave on my 36" Harrisville which I think will be finished before the doubleweave sampler!
Hi, Sandy. We've all been newbies at one point on our weaving journey. I would recommend Deborah Chandler's book "Learning to Weave." It has great step by step instructions when you have the looms ready to go.
In the meantime, try checking out Ravelry's "Warped Weavers" forum. It helps to post a picture of what you have so others can help you sort it out. Did you get any manuals with the looms? Also doing a search on Cambridge looms here and on Ravelry may be helpful. Let me know if you're ever in Old Town and you can come play/learn at my looms.
I am looking for weavers in the Ellsworth or Bangor area that I can get some advice from. I had a table loom years ago, loaned it and never got it back, so for at least 15 years I was loomless and I got very dusty and rusty. I finally bought a Structo 600 loom and am getting ready to weave again. I am finding that I must have forgotten everything I knew and youtube is confusing. Are there any weavers' groups in my part of Maine?
I generally buy from Webs, Jagerspun (wholesale acct), and Halcyon. Occasionally Silk City. That pretty much takes care of any needs I have. The only issue with Webs is that lots of yarns are close-outs, so if customer wants something similar to what I have done before, it may be tough to get the same yarns.
Lucky you! I did a workshop with Jenny Slick from Castle Rock last winter. Phenomenal weaver! I wish I had more time to that type of weaving.
I'm new to weaving. I just started last year on a cricket and I have recently bought a Harrisville design 22" loom. I took a few weaving classes at Nezinscot Farm in Turner and got hooked
Currently working on scarfs with 100% bamboo yarn from Cotton Clouds.
I live in New Gloucester.
Hello! Looking for weavers in the Rockland, ME area.
Hello to Maine Weavers! I've been getting notifications of new group members, but had a hard time signing on till today. (No clue why.)
Welcome! Please feel free to start a conversation in the group, post pix, ask advice, plan a meet-up!
I'm glad to hear there are new members here! I can't wait to see your discussions and hope you can plan a meet up! Chris, love the photo!!!