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:

 

PortFiber

~Located in the same building as us, the perfect complement to us, they do spinning, weaving, felting and dyeing of fiber.  Great neighbors!

Z Fabrics  

~At Z you can find a well curated selection of modern fabrics, patterns and notions., conveniently located in downtown Portland.

KnitWit

~A lovely collection of yarns, patterns and needles, and they are the flagship shop for Quince & Co. In the East End section of Portland.

Tess' Designer Yarns

~Locally hand dyed yarns in the Old Port section of Portland. 

Alewives Fabrics

~A remarkable selection of quilting fabrics nestled in a bucolic hamlet, about 45 minutes North of Portland.

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

~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!

Clementine

~ 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: 

 

MECA Fashion & Textile Design Program

Madder Made

Thread & Ladle

Quince & Co. 

 SouleMama

Cecily Glowik MacDonald 

Knitbot/Hannah Fettig

Swan's Island Yarn 

Peace Fleece

 

The Neighborhood:

 

Running With Scissors Art Studios

Tandem Coffee 

Urban Farm Fermentory

Bunker Brewing Co. 

Portland Power Yoga

Rising Tide Brewing Company

Pistol Pete's Upholstery Shop

Resources for small business:

 

Maker's Row

The Design Library

Cravatta Manufacturers