Sunday, August 9, 2009

Our Weekend Travels

The Maine islands have treated us well the past few days. Thursday we headed to to the island of Vinalhaven, located 12 miles off the coast of Maine. The island is the largest island in Penobscot Bay and reachable by ferry and plane from nearby Rockland. There is a fishing community, which comprises a solid portion of the 1,200 or so winter residents and a significant summer population driven by tourists and Maine's weekend warriors. The Island Home, which carries our line, is a working fiber arts studio that offers local crafters raw materials and provides multi-generational learning experiences for crafters of all levels. Thankfully they are also a popular retail venue for New England artisans like us.

A few of our friends who we met up with at The Island Home.

Friday we arrived on North Haven, a town with a small (but solid) year-round island community, which is also serviced by daily ferry service and air taxi from Rockland. Our trunk show at The North Haven Gift Shop was well attended and great fun.

Charlotte checking out Eric Hopkins North Haven studio. The artist also maintains a year round studio/gallery in downtown Rockland.

Charlotte and Madeline at the North Haven trunk show.

Last night we arrived in Bar Harbor where we were proud to be featured in the Friends of Acadia Benefit Auction at The Asticou in Northeast Harbor. Friends of Acadia is a nonprofit membership organization, whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of current and future generations.
The area is well known for its summer residents, the dramatic cliffs of Acadia National Park, beautiful harbor with spectacular yachts, and famous residents including Martha Stewart.

Sea of Cotton in Bar Harbor, one of our favorite shops so we are thrilled they carry our line.

Window display of CHART metalworks pieces at Sea of Cotton.

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