Brandon, Vermont’s history is richly woven with creativity and resourcefulness. Weave your way through the fabric of our community and experience the art and craft of working with fibers and fabrics. The lost arts are alive and thriving in fascinating and fashionable ways. From Swan & Stone Millinery to Maple View Farm Alpacas, visit twelve business featuring fiber, fabric, fashion and home.
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Fluff & Peachy Bean Designs
Traditional rug hooking shop /studio of Nancy Jewett, designer/colorist/teacher.
Original patterns, hand dyed wool & silk charmeuse, rug hooking supplies, wool appliqué patterns, Beeline cutters, sari ribbon; gallery of her rugs.
1736 Wheeler Rd. Brandon, VT www.fluffpeachybeandesigns.com
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio
185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733
Located just north of Brandon, VT, Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio offers custom processing of fiber into high quality batts, roving, yarn and felt. Visitors are able to view the mill in action as we turn fiber into finished goods.
|Compass Music and Arts Center seeks to entertain, educate and inspire visitors through engagement, exhibits, performances, programs and workshops that celebrate music and the creative arts. Our current exhibit, Artfull Vermont, ( Sept 5 – Nov 2) is a multimedia group exhibit celebrating the remarkable diversity and creativity throughout Vermont with work by artists in the contemporary, artisanal and fine art fields. Visit our café for lunch!
Park Village 333 Jones Dr. Brandon 802 247-4295 cmacvt.org
|The Judith Reilly Fabric Art Gallery resides in an intriguing 200 year old home, and exhibits her original art quilts, reproductions and 3-dimential works created from layer upon layer of colorful fabric and thread. The delightful “fabric paintings” are catawampus and whimsical in their representation of life – landscapes, architecture, farms, barns, gardens, and nature with a view into the genuine and gentle ways we live.
24 Conant Square, Brandon, Vermont
|Maple View Farm Alpacas
185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733
Located on 100 scenic acres just 2.5 miles north of Brandon, Maple View Farm Alpacas breeds and sells high quality alpacas and alpaca products. Visitors can learn about these gentle, intelligent creatures and the products produced from their luxurious and warm fiber.
|Creative Fiber Designs
Now celebrating our 10th year in business. We long ago realized that there is a great passion to keep the fabric and fiber arts alive. Our store caters to crocheters, knitters, quilters, embroidery and needlepointers, rug hookers, spinners, weavers, and sewing folk and many other crafters. Our signature decorative scarves, shawls, and one of a kind felted hats, and our line of locally and custom produced fibers compliment our extensive selection of fabrics and our educational offerings
6 Park St Brandon www.creativefiberdesigns.org • 802.247.8777
|Swan & Stone Millinery is a collective of six sheep and two artisans. Sam Stone, our farmer and felter, makes our felts using farm-raised wool, local alpaca, mohair and other natural fibers. Nora Swan, our designer and milliner, works with the unique properties of each felt to create hats, fascinators and other whimsical wearables using antique hat forms, vintage trims and feathers from the farm and beyond.
The Granary, 29 Union St. 802 318-6853. by appointment
|Blue Moon Clothing and Gifts
Women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, bath products and perfumes, table linens, candles, notecards, baby clothing, Coobies, socks, and unique locally made items. We’re the only venue for Brandon’s own Rebecca Zelis jewelry. Find Orange cat soaps (they’re wrapped in calico fabric!) from Cornwall and Mary Hill banners and cards from Underhill.
|Brandon Artist Guild
Brandon Vermont had been called ” the art & soul of Vermont” because of the work of a dynamic, vibrant and varied collection of 50+ artist belong to the Brandon artist guild. Exhibit space is open to the public seven days a week throughout the entire year and no tour of galleries is complete without a visit to this community of artists whose reputation extend far beyond the borders of this very special state. Sept 5- Nov 4 House of Cards: Warren Kimble
7 Center St, Brandon 802. 247-4956
|The Home Shop carries Brandon-made, Vermont-made, US-made and Fairtrade decorative items. The highlight of the shop are the locally made woven towels by Nancy Meffe, turned wood bowls by Gary Meffe and handmade furniture by Lance Laraway and Jim Sherwin. Additionally, The Home Shop sells beautiful Company C and Dash & Albert Rugs shipped anywhere in the US for free.
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 12-4pm.
47 Center Street Brandon, Vermont www.thehomeshopvt.com 802-465-1817
|Red Clover… Sew Vermont
Mim Zelis creates individual and unique fabric dolls, from toy to art. She incorporates mohair and woven fabric for hair or facial decoration. Fabric and pose complete the image.
Mary Kay Dempenwolff is the costume designer for Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Of particular interest is the “up-scaling and up-cycling” fabrics and creating dresses that enhance women and bring back an aura of glamour.
333 Jones Dr. Park Village, Brandon – inside Compass Music and Art Center