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The First Fiber Art Walk

Portland, Maine’s First Friday Art Walk is always a fun event. Buskers take to the streets, spontaneously performing for crowds of people. Stores stay open a bit later for art walkers. Dozens of local artists have the chance to share their work with some wicked awesome Mainahs. The FFAW is a great event for locals to get out and experience Portland in a unique way, but this June 6th, PacaNaturals is kicking it up one more notch!

Our featured artist is Kenneth Oliver, a well-traveled photographer who likes to capture the simple beauty all around us. The art he’ll share on Friday is a series titled “Natural Beauty”. These photos are of peaceful and serene nature, “images of calm” Oliver calls them. It’s a stunning collection that’s worth stopping by to see, but that’s not all we’ll have…

We’ve invited Falling Star Farm to join us that evening. Sheila McDonough will demonstrate yarn spinning on her wheel while passers-by can browse some of her unique artisan apparel made from alpaca yarns.

Step inside our store to try your own hand at working with alpaca fiber! Sample skeins of yarn will be available to test knitting and crocheting. Start a swatch or add to one that’s already started. At the end of the weekend, we’ll be stitching together the swatches to make a truly unique scarf for the Lobsterman’s Park monument.

Not a knitter? Why not learn to needle felt! Needles and natural wool will be set out for people to pick up and practice with.

If you find the alpaca fiber as soft and comfortable to handle as we do, take some home with you! You’ll find discounts on our yarn, alpaca fiber, and needle felting kits all week long.

Drop in this Friday to be a part of our very first First Fiber Art Walk! You won’t want to miss it.