You might recognize this lovely face as she has modeled many, many Madder designs! Her name is Chloe and I wanted to take a quick moment to share a little Q & A with her.
Mentoring Program Coordinator at Catholic Charities Refugee and immigration Services
Where are you from?
Where do you live?
Peaks Island, Maine
What do you love about Maine?
It’s granite coast lines.
If you could live anywhere else, where would that be?
With my sister in any faraway city.
Who inspires you?
My current personal hero is Judith Butler, a feminist philosopher and gender theorist.
You Keep Me Hanging on, by the Supremes
What is your favorite thing about modeling knitwear?
I love that knitwear has such a particular warmth to it, I think it comes from the labor of love that goes into making each article.
New in Madder Market today! Open from 10-2...
Have you heard about Beatrice Perron Dahlen's kickstarter campaign? She's is asking for support for her book project, Maine Knits.
When I moved to Maine I found my home in more ways than one. A Navy brat through and through, I bought a house and put down roots. And discovered the inspiring and thriving fiber community of Maine. I've often thought about how wonderful it would be to see a collaboration between all the hand knitwear designers, yarn makers, dyers and wool-loving folk of Maine. A chance to honor the creative work each is doing, joining talents to make something extraordinary to offer up to the rest of the hand knitting community. A book that comes straight from the bottom of my heart.
MAINE Knits includes knitting designs by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Alicia Plummer, Bristol Ivy, Cecily Glowik Mcdonald, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Elizabeth Smith, Leah B. Thibault, Kristen TenDyke, Leila Raabe and Beatrice Perron Dahlen. And a foreward written by Pam Allen of Quince & Co.
Click here to go to Kickstarter if you're interested in learning more...
The snow has melted! Is it wrong, but I actually miss it? Don't get me wrong, I love spring, LOVE spring. But, it's just so early, I'm suspicious that we'll get slammed with snow in April. We'll see...
Regardless of the lack of snow, a pile of worn knits has piled up, in need of a good cleaning. Lately, I haven been giving our winter woolies a wash using my Twig & Horn Wool Soap and have to say, I love it. The clean softness and the aroma (my scent is Lemongrass) is creating more comfy, cozy knits.
Opens March 4th & 5th
If you subscribe to my e-letter, then earlier this month you may have seen my announcement about my new adventure, Madder Market. However, I was a little optimistic in reporting that this would happen this weekend! I've decided to give myself a little more time to prepare. I am happy to say that I will be quietly opening my doors to you on March 4th and 5th.
Shop hours will be Fridays 10am to 2pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.
How to find me?
Come to Fort Andross, 14 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Enter the building at the doors marked Mill Two and I'm on the second floor across from the Ladies sign. It can be confusing to find me if you do not enter through the Mill Two doorway.
What is in my shop?
I imagine that answer will evolve over time, but I'm starting small with just a few yarns and goods that I love. Select yarns from Quince & Co., Yoth, Swans Island, and The Fibre Co. to start. Pattern books, Amirisu Magazine, goods from Fringe Association and more....
Come visit if you're in the area!