At Hope Spinnery we believe...
each person's relationship to fiber, art and life is unique. We respect
the individuality of our customers and work with each person to create
something original and satisfying. Our commitment is to process fiber
and create yarn through natural methods while enjoying ourselves every
step of the way. The appearance and texture of the finished product
will be a rich sensory experience that will reflect the care and
attention put forth by our community here at Hope Spinnery.
important that the design and practices of our spinnery authentically
reflect not only what we like to do in life, but also how we go about
doing it. In designing the Spinnery, we have made every effort to
create a business that is effective, sustainable, and environmentally
sound. Some of the unique aspects of Hope Spinnery are the wind
generator used for power and our use of natural, not chemical,
ingredients for creating color infusions used in the dying process.
Huntington is the fiber artist in charge and is also the owner of the
business. He is a self-taught knitter who first learned to knit and
purl before moving to his grandmother's secluded homestead in Vermont
about 20 years ago. He brings his passion for fiber arts and, more
specifically, his continued fascination with the world of color and
pattern, to this endeavor called Hope Spinnery. A native of Harpswell,
Maine, Bill moved back from Philadelphia ten years ago and settled in
the small town of Hope. He continued his fifteen-year career as an
elementary educator until deciding to focus his energy on the creation
of Hope Spinnery.
Spinnery is about doing what you love and meeting others along the way
who are doing the same. We invite you to journey around the website.
Give us a call or, better yet, come visit. Life is too short not to
love what you do and do what you love!
Sustainable Business in Maine
and work should be able to exist together in harmony. Choosing a
sustainable approach to business creates an atmosphere of personal, as
well as professional growth. It keeps a business community-oriented and
allows something to grow organically from who you are as a person.
Hope Spinnery we know that it is necessary to run a business with the
same values and ethics we apply to our lives. By living and working in
ways that feel right, we can ground ourselves now, and in the future.
Everything is interconnected.
friendly soap is used for washing
by a 10 kw Bergey wind generator
use only natural dyes (Indigo, Madder, Cochineal, Osage Orange, Native
offered on various fiberarts modalities
Floor Gallery Space for local artists
— We use the by-products of our processing for other purposes.