My Shopping Shawl Pattern will be appearing in a joint venture with Peacefleece this spring, which prompted me to leave Portland and drive up to Porter Maine to visit the base of operations. I first learned about Peacefleece 15 years or so ago when I was living in Hawaii and we had to order some wool yarn for the Waldorf School knitting classes. I was very pleased that we were ordering yarn from Maine, but when the package arrived I was thrilled. The yarn was gorgeous and the "business plan" of this company was so inspirational. I am not going to try to explain it to you here; go to the website and read for yourself. I don't think I could do it justice. The idea of creating personal relationships across geographical and political barriers, and having those relationships be an integral part of a business; the concept of using your business to increase the goodness in the world in many small ways, really took hold of my imagination. I believe that the foundation stones of Threads of Meaning were laid in Kea'au Hawaii when I opened that box and read the little folder that Pete and Marti Hagerty had included.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.