fine crafts

art on the hill craft show, portland, maine

This was my first time attending this fine craft show and  wow…i was flabbergasted, in a good way.

Upon entering, I came to Emi Ito’s weavings

craft show handwoven scarf
emi ito’s fine handwoven scarves

and next to her was Laura Pierce of Iris Designs who made sea glass jewelry and buttons. Both were wonderful, well crafted and unique.

This is not your ordinary craft show. the quality was simply wonderful. Much care must have been taken jurying the show as it wasn’t overloaded with jewelry and 90% of the jewelry that was there was fine and quite original.

Each of the textile artists work blew me away. wood fire farm had knit work and woven scarves, as well. I had a lump in my throat looking at the scarves–they were THAT gorgeous!

Then there was a booth with boiled wool garments and scarves…Hard Boiled
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