Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Ravelry Field Trip

In the springtime, our head dyer Jackie was searching through Ravelry forums and stumbled upon one called “Fiber Field Frips.” The coordinator had been looking for suggestions of locations they could visit as a group.  Jackie — whose Ravelry name is dyemama, in case you’re interested in checking out her page — suggested to the group that […]

24 Hours in Midcoast Maine

Summertime is when Maine shines the brightest.  Everything comes alive from a long winter and a typically indecisive spring.  It’s the perfect time for tourists to visit and for locals to rediscover all the things that are quintessentially Maine. As you plan your summer itinerary, consider including a day in midcoast Maine and a visit […]

A Special Celebration at Swans Island

Over the weekend, the Swans Island team held a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new 2,160-square foot dye house, the construction of which was made possible in part to a Community Development Block Grant. Family and friends of Swans Island gathered for the event, which was marked by a special appearance from Senator Susan Collins, […]

Swans Island in Martha Stewart Living

We’re in the July issue of Martha Stewart Living! In her column, “From My Home to Yours,” Martha Stewart,  a long-time fan of the Swans Island collection, writes about a recent horse-back tour through scenic Acadia National Park (just a couple hours north of our showroom).  She brings along a group of friends, a picnic of homemade foods and her Swans Island wool throw and summer […]

Hot Off the Presses — the New Swans Island Book

We’ve been busy working away, designing, producing and printing our new lookbook for this year. I just received the finished piece and we’re quite excited about it. The book is created partly as a catalog to showcase our latest collection, but also to share the history and craft that is behind each piece. We had […]