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Our shop on Lower Main Street


A selection of our new handcrafted knitting bags (click to zoom)

A selection of our new handcrafted knitting bags (click to zoom)

Knitting Bags

We have some lovely unique new bags that can work nicely as knitting bags. These are handcrafted by part-time resident Jamie Murray. Come by and take a look!


Cosette is a really nice discounted yarn! (click to zoom)

Cosette is a really nice discounted yarn! (click to zoom)

New Yarns/Products

We continually have new products coming into the shop. We try to space out the arrival of new stock, because if something new comes in, then something else needs to leave the shop! Stop by anytime you are in town. These deep-discounted yarns are lovely and it just might be the right yarn to use to make a gift. (Yes, it is never too early to knit for others!)


Naturally dyed skeins at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm (click to zoom)

Naturally dyed skeins at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm (click to zoom)

Natural Dye Workshop

A Natural Dye Workshop is scheduled for July 16 at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm. This could be extended to the weekend if enough people want to do it. By then the flowers and weeds around the farm should be abundant ... and you can do indigo too.

A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm is located at 106 Black Mountain Rd., Sumner, Maine. Open Sunday-Tuesday, noon-4 pm; other times by appointment, phone 207-212-4058.


Belfast Summer Nights, free and family-friendly

Belfast Summer Nights, free and family-friendly

Belfast Summer Nights

Every Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm, in downtown Belfast in the summer, the streets come alive with music. Free and family-friendly.


Band, L-R: Bethany Waickman, Glen Loper, Dave Langford

Band, L-R: Bethany Waickman, Glen Loper, Dave Langford

Belfast Flying Shoes

Join Belfast Flying Shoes on Friday, July 7, for an evening of contra dancing at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church St. in Belfast. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a community dance called by Chrissy Fowler. The contra dance begins at 8 pm.

This month's caller is Belfast's own Chrissy Fowler. The band will be Dave Langford, Glen Loper and Bethany Waickman. Fiddler extraordinaire, guitarist and teacher Langford is best known as a member of the Latter Day Lizards. Mandolinist and tenor banjo player Loper picks also with Frigate, Steampacket and Riptide, among other bands. Waickman is the rhythm section of the dance trio Anadama, but her clean, driving DADGAD guitar has also backed fiddlers Lissa Schneckenburger and Rodney Miller, and accordionist Jeremiah McLane.

Sound by Eric Weest Johnson.

For more information, phone 207-338-0979, email belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com, visit Belfast Flying Shoes or find them on Facebook.


The First Church in Belfast, UCC, ONA

The First Church in Belfast, UCC, ONA

Summer Fair/Yard Sale

Saturday, July 8, 8 am-1 pm, The First Church in Belfast, UCC, ONA, on the corner of Church and Spring streets in Belfast, will present a white elephant/yard sale, featuring plants, books, baked goods, afghan raffle, crafts, Belfast tapestry afghans and totes, and grilled lunch. All are welcome! For more information, phone 207-338-2282.


Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park, July 8 and 9, 10 am-4 pm, held in Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast, is one of the most respected fine arts and crafts festivals in Midcoast Maine. The variety of artwork and crafts is outstanding, and continuous live music and the smells of freshly grilled food add to the festival atmosphere. The venue is undeniably beautiful: set on the water's edge with sailboats and dinghies moored a few feet away.

Please note that Tanis of String Theory Yarn will be one of the many crafts vendors.

For more information, visit Arts in the Park.


The Lost Kitchen, by Erin French

The Lost Kitchen, by Erin French

Erin French at Good Table

The Good Table will be hosting The Lost Kitchen's Erin French on Sunday July 9, at 1 pm for a book signing and tasting.

Please phone The Good Table at 207-338-4880 to reserve a seat.


The Crosby Center

The Crosby Center

Crosby Center Opens

The former Crosby High School in Belfast is inviting the public to celebrate its rebirth as it officially becomes the Crosby Center on Sunday, July 9, from 2-5 pm. Guests may enjoy tours of the building, a stage show of local talent, music, dance, theater, singing, a recording booth, delicious food, a bounce house and kids' activities.

This fundraiser event asks $10 per attendee. However, all former Crosby alumni are welcome to attend at no charge, with any donation gratefully accepted. Crosby alumni are also welcome to come forward with stories and memorabilia from their time at Crosby.

Kiril Lozanov of Belfast purchased the former Crosby School, which had been vacant for a decade, with a vision to revitalize the space as a multiuse building. Lozanov plans to include office space, plus creative spaces that are open to the public, cooperative rental housing and a restaurant.

The jewel of the Center is a functional theater for musical and theatrical performances, as well as events and conferences.

For more information, email thecrosbycenter@gmail.com, phone 207-370-6622 or find them on Facebook.


Granite, Fire, and Fog, by Tom Wessels

Granite, Fire, and Fog, by Tom Wessels

Library Author Talks

Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 pm: Book talk with Tom Wessels, author of Granite, Fire, and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia, the only book that offers both a natural and a cultural history of one of the nation's favorite parks, in which glacially scoured granite, winter winds, fire and ocean fog have converged to create a landscape that can be found nowhere else.

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 pm: Join the authors of the award-winning book Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography, W. H. Bunting, Kevin Johnson and Earle G. Shettleworth. Jr. for an illustrated talk about this photographic journey into the twentieth century. From 1909 to the early 1950s, visit boomtowns and migrant labor camps, people at work and play, farms and factories, lobster smacks and loggers, hotels and boarding houses, resorts and hunting lodges, board-and-batten one-roomers and opulent homes, quarries and river ferries, summer camps and village schools, airplanes and schooners, brass bands and ship launchings.

Tuesday July 25, 6:30 pm: Author talk with Barbara Kent Lawrence on her new book The Other Island: Ben's Story (sequel to Islands of Time), in which character Ben Bunker, now a fisherman and a marine biologist, shares his experience and perspective on the changing fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and the ways in which the changes affect his family and community, and well as all of us who share this planet and its oceans.

These talks, held at the Abbot Room at the Belfast Free Library, are free and open to all. For more information, phone the Library at 207-338-3884 ext. 10.


A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline

A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline

A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline, The New York Times bestselling author, will be at Left Bank Books in Belfast on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 pm to celebrate the recent release of A Piece of the World, an evocative novel that was inspired by Andrew Wyeth's iconic painting Christina's World.

As she did in her smash bestseller Orphan Train, Kline interweaves fact and fiction in A Piece of the World, in which she vividly imagines the woman behind the portrait -- a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of America's greatest modern artists. The story is told from Christina's point of view.

Reservations are encouraged for this free event, as seating is limited. For more information, phone 207-338-9009 or email leftbank@myfairpoint.net. Left Bank Books is located at 109 Church St., Belfast.


Enjoy a variety of day-long classes at Senior College Summer Session

Enjoy a variety of day-long classes at Senior College Summer Session

Senior College Summer Session

At Senior College at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast, Summer Session classes are open to all ages. July classes include:

July 13, Collage: Deborah Stevenson will explain the principles of collage, including composition, design and abstraction. No experience is required; Deborah will help you create your own work of art. Bring your own scissors, glue stick, magazines, etc. Don't forget your own imagination!

July 26, Floral Arranging: Jan Holmes-Jackson will present the fundamentals of floral arranging. Raid your garden for summer blooms and greens to arrange and bring three vases you want to fill.

July 27, Mixin' It Up with Ansel Adams: Local artist Sandi Cirillo will present the work of the great American photographer. The class will focus on his techniques, and students will work in various media using their own creativity and materials provided by the instructor.

To register and for more information, visit Senior College or phone 207-338-8033 on Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm.


Maine Celtic Celebration

Maine Celtic Celebration

Maine Celtic Celebration

The Maine Celtic Celebration is a family-oriented celebration of the rich Celtic heritage, culture and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. The cultural celebration features Celtic-inspired games, music, dancing and food. The event runs all weekend July 14-16, and offers traditional music and dancing on two stages.

Musicians will also offer workshops in the Boathouse and Saturday's festivities will end with a Mighty Session where all are invited to join in. Saturday also features the Kilted Canter 5K Road Race through Belfast, "Where the pleats meet the streets!" Sunday's popular highlight is the New World Cheese Roll Championships, a series of competitive downhill races where participants chase a rolling wheel of cheese.

Show off your Celtic-breed dog at the Maine Celtic Celebration! All dogs and their owners are cordially invited to join an opening parade around the Celebration site on July 16. Following the parade, dog owners will show and tell about their dogs on the Steamboat Stage. Traditional Highland Heavy Games will occupy Steamboat Landing on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to join the competition for a $10 entry fee.

New at the Celebration this year is an Artisan Village where you can step back in time to experience what life was like in pre-17th-century Europe.

Admission to the Maine Celtic Celebration is free, but a $10 donation is suggested to keep the Celebration coming to you in the future. For more information, visit Maine Celtic Celebration or phone 207-338-2692.


The Bar Harbor Music Festival at Belfast, with The Belfast Stagehouse, presents in Midcoast

The Bar Harbor Music Festival at Belfast, with The Belfast Stagehouse, presents in Midcoast

Music Programs

The Bar Harbor Music Festival at Belfast, in conjunction with The Belfast Stagehouse, presents the following musical programs to expand the Festival's audience and share the talents of acclaimed professional musicians with the Midcoast.

Sunday, July 16, 4 pm: Allison Kiger, flutist and Christopher Ladd, guitarist present a concert of folk-inspired classical music at Bayside Community Hall, Shore Road, Northport.

Friday, July 21, 4 pm and 7 pm: Christopher Johnson, pianist. Free lecture-demonstration appropriate for young musicians at 4 pm. Recital of Chopin and American music at 7 pm. Venue: The First Church of Belfast, UCC, between Church and Court streets, Belfast.

Darling's Ice Cream for A Cause will be giving away ice cream products for free on the Church Street side between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on July 21. This community-minded effort helps The Belfast Stagehouse fund the three concerts by collecting donations for the ice cream.

Sunday, July 23, 4 pm: The Ardelia Trio (Janey Choi, violinist, Jennifer Devore, cellist and Jihea Hong-Park, pianist) will present music by Haydn, Bizet, Piazolla and Mendelssohn. Venue: Belfast Free Library, Gammons Room, High Street, Belfast.

Tickets for each concert are $20 or $50 for all three for adults. $10 per concert and $25 for all three for Youth 12-18. Under 12, admission is free. Tickets available through PayPal at The Belfast Stagehouse, at Left Bank Books, Belfast or Blair Realty, Bayside.


Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Our Shipping Policy

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.

By the way, the man in the photo is our well-loved UPS deliveryman. He is always smiling and happy, even when hauling heavy boxes down the stairs. (He must be a secret wannabe knitter.)


Yarn customers browsing inside our shop

Inside our shop, with yarn lovers examining a tempting skein.