I mentioned in my Friday list going hunting for One Lupine in Bangor. I had run across it on Ravelry, and done a few half-hearted searches for it when in town. A while ago, I decided to get serious and look the address up on Mapquest.
Then I left without the map, but I knew it was somewhere up in back of the library, so I headed that way.
Turns out it is easy to find if you head up behind the library and don’t mind turning around (because it will be behind you.)
And it is worth turning around!
It is the first floor and basement of a nice old brick building. The first floor is gallery space for local artisans of all types – there was silk, jewelry, felt, pottery, paper. All beautifully displayed and well made. And not horrifically over priced! Wow.
But I was quickly drawn downstairs, where the yarn is. They carry a few lines, but most impressive is their own stuff, which apparently is dyed on the premises. Things are a little pricier down here, but I am in love with their soft yarn, the beautiful colors. The names are so local – Schoodic, Casco, Promenade, Asticou etc. I was pleased to see them carrying products from two people I know – they had Done Roving sock yarn, and then buttons and needles and stitch markers from Shipyard Point Glassworks.
I was sad I had spent my whole yarn stash earlier in the week, I could have spent a huge amount of money here. Instead, I kept my purchases fairly small – buttons and things only, but I will be back! And for more than just yarn, there are plenty of gifties upstairs.
And they have spinning wheels, and the woman there said there is another woman who teaches 1-on-1 spinning lessons. And they had the prettiest batts and braids….