The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Category: Styl-list

Red Things, Because…

collection by Jo Ellen Designs

8 Maine Artisans I’m Supporting This Holiday Season – Artfull Gifts Show 2013

text by Jess Smith Hello, my name is Jess Smith and I am a craft show widow. For the past few weeks my husband has been living in his studio (which, luckily, is at our house) in preparation for the Artfull Gifts holiday craft show. It’s an annual, weekend-long show featuring 50 high-end Maine artisans and this was his […]

“Man Shirts” By Duluth Trading Company

text by Steve Vose Duluth flannel is the quintessential fabric of choice for outdoorsmen, mountain men and mullet sporting rednecks across the entire face of the planet. Whether camped out on the Alaskan tundra, chopping firewood in the remote wilds of Maine, or climbing the north face of Mt. Everest, you are sure to find flannel […]

Fall Forward Pop Up Exhibit

Fall Forward: New Work by Jessica Stammen and Margaret Rizzio Jessica Stammen and Margaret Rizzio will be hosting a pop up art show of their current work on November 20 and 21. The show includes small paintings of wonder and landscape by Stammen and small dream like assemblages with vintage ephemera by Rizzio. The opening […]

Close To Ready

photographs and text by Lisa Dorr of Le Bouton Studio beginning again from the beginning. infant, and small child. i am designing a new line! i hope to debut it in a new shop site! these pieces are the base collection. i wanted to make very simple shapes, without the gew-gaws that seem to overwhelm […]

photographs and text by Lisa Dorr of Le Bouton Studio today the rain is falling in great drops, in great numbers! i’m up in the studio, getting ready to sew for the day. the woodstove is chugging along downstairs in the woodshop with a hot kindling fire to take the damp off. i love this day! the […]


photographs and text by Lisa Dorr of Le Bouton Studio here are some images of in, and around where we live. we are kind of camping out in the sewing studio (which is upstairs from the woodshop) while improvements on the house are underway (replacing the floor, etc…). so, these images are all of the […]

Handspun Self Striping 2 ply Yarn Tutorial

photographs and text by Rachel Jones of OnTheRound This is a simple tutorial to show you how to spin a self striping 2ply handspun yarn. I used my Pastel Rainbow Merino Wool Spinner’s Pack- available here, but you can use any wool you like! I recommend using 3 or more colors, just be mindful off how […]

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