New books will appeal to knitters

I  always am amazed how as summer wanes, the latest books on knitting accumulate like brightly colored leaves on my desk. I would love to take up an entire column to review each one, but it’s much more efficient to tell you about them in batches. Let me begin with The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, which […]

Gallery displays mixed-media embroidered pieces|

My thanks to Christine Macchi, executive director of Maine Fiberarts, for providing this information: Intricate embroidered work and textile-inspired assemblages incorporating found objects by artist Jill Snyder Wallace of Minot are on display through September and October at Maine Fiberarts’ Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham. The exhibition, “Human Nature,” represents work the artist has created […]

Sculpture and quilts on view at Maine Fiberarts

Christine Macchi, executive director of Maine Fiber Arts in Topsham wrote and shared the following information: “Hidden Histories,” work by Sallie Findlay of Deer Isle, Karen Munson of Brunswick and Debra Spaulding of Bowdoinham is on view at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St. in Topsham. The public is invited to come view these abstract, naturally-dyed […]

Use rubber stamps as embroidery patterns|

I have many rubber stamps for use in making cards. But it never occurred to me they might have another use until I saw an article in Stitch It magazine recently. Instead of stamping on paper, the article suggested, stamp on cloth then embroider over the lines. The magazine article gave a list of materials […]