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STITCH: MAINE DESIGNERS ON THE RUNWAY

A FASHION FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE MAINE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION

POSTPONED!  With a heavy heart STITCH 2021 previously planned on September 9th, 2021  @ Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, Maine, 5 pm – 8 pm is now postponed until June 16th 2022.

Ticket holders for the September 2021 event will be offered a refund or may choose to donate their ticket fee to the Maine Crafts Association. Please contact Lizz Berry (lizz@mainecrafts.org) about your options.

STITCH features an evening of style, celebrating Maine designers in a live runway show and offering opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and followers of design,  art & craft – all in support of one of Maine’s essential non-profit arts organizations: the Maine Craft Association.

$50 tickets ($40 for current MCA members) supports the Maine Crafts Association and includes snacks, admission to the runway show, and socializing before and after the show.

*ADVANCE / ONLINE TICKETS Ticket sales are postponed until further notice.  (purchased online before September 9th @ 4pm) will also receive a drink ticket (beer, jun, kombucha & more!) with their purchase!

The MCA’s first slow fashion runway show took place in 2019 at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, Maine.

DATE & LOCATION: POSTPONED: September 9 2021,  New date June 16th, 2022, Urban Farm Fermentory Portland, Maine

2021 RUNWAY DESIGNER LINEUP:

Kirsty Mogensen /// Sailor Rose

Gnykol /// True Self Couture

Catherine Fisher /// Catherine Fisher Clothing

Jasmine Clayton /// Kurier

Olivia Dwyer /// Olivia Halo Designs

Jordan Carey + Madison Poitrast-Upton /// Loquat

STYLE MUSIC: Boondocks

STITCH BENEFICIARY & PRODUCER: Maine Crafts Association, a non-profit arts organization supporting craft artists by providing educational, marketing and retail opportunities. Stitch proceeds will support MCA educational programming!

#makeitblue:  Indigo Dyeing Activity @ Ketcha Outdoors during Guild Fine Craft Show: Scarborough 2021 

Join us for a fun afternoon of over-dyeing with Indigo in the sunshine before STITCH: Maine Designers on the Runway, and participate in one of fashions’ biggest trends right now… sustainability! So don’t throw it away, throw it in a vat. 

Style Market @ STITCH /// POSTPONED: June 16th 2022 

STITCH: Maine Designers on the Runway will feature a new outdoor shopping experience in the form of a pop-up Style Market! Maine designers will exhibit & sell in the Style Market alongside the runway designers. This component is free and open to the public, and does not require a STITCH event ticket.

The Style Market will feature craft vendors selling apparel, jewelry, bags/purses, hats, and other fashion related accessories!

CALL for VENDORS STYLE MARKET: Seeking Maine-based artists/designers selling fashion related wares such as apparel, jewelry, bags/purses, or other accessories. Contact lizz@mainecrafts.org to inquire (no home wares / non-fashion related work please).

2019 STITCH Image Gallery

Call for 2021 Designers: 
We are seeking Maine clothing makers interested in participating in the 2021 event.  The event will be held Sept 9, 2021 at Urban Farm Fermentory – which can accommodate an indoor or outdoor runway and be designed to allow for social distancing. MCA is currently seeking designers for the runway, there is no fee for designers to participate, however a current MCA membership is required upon committing.

To be considered, artists should meet the following standards, but we are happy to consider and work with  folks who are working toward these benchmarks

  1. Artist lives and works in Maine
  2. Artist is the lead designer and/or maker of the items – it is not required that the designer personally sew each and every piece, but the designs must be by the artist and made in Maine
  3. Artist is MCA member, or, willing to become an MCA member upon final commitment to participate (non-members WELCOME to inquire and express interest!)
  4. Artist has a ready-to-wear clothing line, or is working toward one
  5. Artist has pieces available for sale (online or not), or is working toward that
  6. Artist will have 6 runway looks ready for Sept 2021 (and, ideally models to wear them, but we can help with that if needed!)

To be considered for the runway: Please email Lizz Berry, MCA Programs Manager: lizz@mainerafts.org with your name, business name, images and/or links to your line.

Prospective designers: contact Lizz Berry at lizz@mainecrafts.org