I stand corrected

Like a thirsty cast away, adrift in a featureless ocean, will be redeemed by shouts of, “Land, ho!” I am pleased to remind myself and everyone else that there is still yarn in Bangor. And I’m not talking about the box stores, either.

originalI got a message, not in a bottle, from Jodi Clayton, the owner of One Lupin on Park Street in down town Bangor to remind me that they are still very much alive and thriving. A bright and vibrant hand dye studio, they have such a beautiful collection of yarn to choose from you might be tempted to bypass all the other wonderful things they carry. Hand printed tea towels, tie dyed hoodies, beautiful scarves and pretty things for your home. I actually have some One Lupin yarn in my stash and a beautiful hand-blown glass humming bird in my kitchen window. As they say on their About Us page…

IMG_1489“One Lupine Fiber Arts is a special blend of working fiber studio, gallery, boutique and yarn and fiber shop. We began as a fiber arts studio, creating pieces of wearable, fine and function felt art sold throughout the USA and beyond. We have grown to incorporate a fiber supply and yarn shop, complete with our our line of hand dyed and painted yarns and roving, and a gallery/boutique specializing in fine handwork made in North America. Within our walls you will find fine art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, woodworking, apparel, accessories and more.”

12241196_1013667968655535_6536169602993000622_nI also have to admit that I didn’t know about the expansion of One Lupin’s space and collection. When I was there last, all the yarn was One Lupin branded and came from Jodi and was housed in her basement dye studio. She now carries other Maine connected yarns, fibers, tools, accessories, etc. in a renovated upstairs space full of light and color. No longer a single studio, One Lupin and Maine Yarn and Fiber Supply are an enticing side by side full service shop in a sunny and welcoming new space.

Jodi herself is an artist, a sheep lover and a fiber evangelist. Her studio and shop are beautiful and her yarns exquisite, and her warm and welcoming heart make her an angel of The Church of Yarn. I didn’t mean for a moment to discount her.

I’m going up to Bangor on other business tomorrow and will be stopping in the see the new space first hand. Anyone want to join me?

Written by mim


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