About us

We are a mother and daughter team who have worked together for almost 38 years! We started crafting and doing little craft shows in PA when Julie was newly married in 1981! We did dried flowers and slowly added gifts and grew and grew. In 1984 Chris and Wayne moved to Maine and started with a small vegetable stand with baskets and flowers. Julie, Neil and their family followed in 1987 and once again slowly started a new business. It grew into the huge store that is still today Silkweeds in Searsport Maine. In 1998 julie tried rug hooking with a close friend and so it began..... We sold Silkweeds in 2004, to pursue Rug Hooking full time. We bought a beautiful sea captains home in Searsport and filled every room with rug hooking, rug punch, books, felting, penny rugs, all kinds of fiber related supplies. That was home to Searsport Rug hooking for 6 years. Then one day Julie came to work and could not see out the back windows due to snow, she called Chris who was wintering in Florida, and said enough! That is when we downsized, moved the business  to Verona Island, Me, so we could enjoy winters in Florida. Then in April of 2017 we sign a lease on a new Studio in Port Charlotte, FL that opened May 16, 2018! and in June, 2018 we signed the lease for the store next to us to break threw the wall and expand our classroom!