Category Archives: Accessories-2

Swans Island Artisans at Work

Don’t forget to check out our event this Friday, October 24th at Portland Dry Goods! Swans Island Artisans, dyer Jackie Graf and weaving studio manager Laura Matthews, will be on-hand for demonstrations in spinning, dyeing, and weaving – all processes involved in making our beautiful blankets, throws, wraps, scarves and cowls. Jackie has been with […]

Fall Weekend Escapes in Maine

Weekend escapes about Maine in October are our favorite times of the year. The leaves turn delicious hues of red, gold, and orange, giving every town a vibrant glow. Pumpkins abound. And the colder days and nights call for light layers and hats. Swans Island cowls and scarves are perfect for fall days–crafted with the […]

Looking For A Unique Wedding Gift?

Finding a unique wedding gift for the couple can be challenging. The perfect gift is something that is stylish and beautiful, as well as timeless; something both the bride and groom can enjoy; and something meaningful that can be passed on from one generation to the next. Swans Island products make exquisite gifts and come […]

Keepsakes for the Bride and Her Maidens

Wedding season is a time of excitement here in Maine! With an endless array of breathtaking vistas and waterfront locations, many flock here for their special day. Recently, our friend Jessie tied the knot, and as a special thank you to her bridesmaids, she gifted them with Swans Island grey-and-white wraps, each trimmed in silk and […]

February Featured Knits

We’d like to introduce a new monthly post on the Swans Island blog that we’re calling Featured Knits. It will showcase finished garments from friends and customers knitting with Swans Island yarn and patterns. This month’s featured knit is a knit cowl from Diane Patton in Beverly Hills, Michigan.  She knit up Purl Soho‘s Bandana Cowl with Swans Island bulky weight […]

The Finishing Room

The finishing room is the most hidden of the Swans Island work spaces, but it’s just as busy as our dye house, administrative offices, weaver’s studio and showroom.  It’s tucked away above our weaver’s studio, up a flight of stairs where sounds alternate between the silent concentration of chaff-picking and the hum of sewing machines. […]