Here are some local businesses and people that A Gathering of Stitches thinks are special and/or useful. Please visit them on site, or online!
Local sources for fiber & textiles:
~Located in the same building as us, the perfect complement to us, they do spinning, weaving, felting and dyeing of fiber. Great neighbors!
~At Z you can find a well curated selection of modern fabrics, patterns and notions., conveniently located in downtown Portland.
~A lovely collection of yarns, patterns and needles, and they are the flagship shop for Quince & Co. In the East End section of Portland.
~Locally hand dyed yarns in the Old Port section of Portland.
~A remarkable selection of quilting fabrics nestled in a bucolic hamlet, about 45 minutes North of Portland.
~Worth driving up to Belfast to visit. Abby Gilchrist has an astounding eye and endless curiosity. This is one of my all-time favorite fabric stores.... She also sells online!
~ An astounding resource for Maine garment sewists. Also totally worth the drive upstate especially for those who like to sew their own clothes.
Maine based blogs/websites:
Resources for small business: