BIDDEFORD BLOOMS COMMUNITY WEAVING PROJECT
LED BY FRINGE FESTIVAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SARAH HASKELL
Biddeford Blooms Community Weaving Project, is an invitation to weave our aspirations for the future of our community together. Local woodworker Peter Anthony and longtime Compass Volunteer built looms representing the built and natural environment of Biddeford – it’s mills, river, and community gardens. Since Fringe Fest 2021, hundreds of our community members have woven colorful recycled materials into this shared tapestry and created themselves in the sculpture. This Community Loom project in historic downtown Biddeford celebrates Maine’s 200th birthday and illustrates how important textiles and craft have been to the state.
Photos courtesy of David Meserve at the Art Certificate Program.
FUNDING FOR BIDDEFORD BLOOMS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
The Biddeford Blooms Community Weaving Project is supported in part by the funding and support of the Maine Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant Program, the Maine Bicentennial, and the Maine Community Foundation.