Fiber artist Ron King learned to knit at an early age. He carried this fascination on through college and graduate school, learning textile design and weaving along the way. Aside from his time spent studying fiber arts and working as a designer in NYC, Ron has spent the majority of his life as a farmer. He uses gourds grown on his farm to create a sturdy yet lightweight vessel, which Ron decorates by hand with thread, feathers, pearls, porcupine quills, gold and silver leaf, mother of pearl buttons, and dyes.

Now available at the Center for Maine Craft: Ron’s Alpaca & silk scarves and handwoven tote bags! Stop by the Center to try one on, or visit