Fiber festival and harvest fair welcome autumn to Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

September’s morning temperatures are just chilly enough to warrant closing the windows at night, the first sign of fall Downeast. Nothing keeps a Mainer toasty like wool, and Rhonda Craven is on a mission to spread the word that natural fibers, like wool, are the very best kind.

“I’ve always worked to educate people on the properties of wool,” says Craven, who founded the festival in 2018. “It’s a renewable resource, it’s environmentally wonderful, and you can’t beat it for warmth.”

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