Maine Coast Mittens
Classic wool sweater mittens
Practical and adorable handmade items with a touch of whimsy.
Made in Maine
Unique and delightful puppets of all kinds designed for creative and imaginative play for all ages.
Sweater Mittens Pulls en laine recyclee transformes en mitaines
Wool sweaters rescued, felted and reworked into a beautiful pair of mittens...lined with soft fleece.
Little Puppets Puppets are fairly new to Maine Coast Mittens. What began as children's mittens with animal faces, has grown into
into colorful hand puppets for all ages
or colorful poly-fleece
No detachable parts
For creative play
*not available in 2021
My Vintage Singer
Maine women are resourceful. My grandmother always made the children two pairs of mittens each winter. She could not knit but she could sew. She used my great grandmother’s treadle, a 1910 Singer purchased for $19 from the Sears and Roebuck catalog. The mittens were made from sweaters, Grampie’s flannel shirts and lined with the children’s outgrown flannel nightshirts and T-shirts.
Today, the tradition continues but now with electric sewing machines and wonderful, colorful warm sweaters from L.L. Bean, Susan Bristol, Brooks Brothers, Talbots and other fine lines. We now return to recycling, just as our grandparents reused and repurposed items.
Certainly, there was no waste. Old clothing was made into quilts, used as rags and buttons were removed and saved to the button tin.
Maine Coast Mittens are “upcycled” which means to convert older or unused products into something of better quality or higher environmental value.
I really enjoy making mittens with a unique fanciful flair in the tradition of my grandmother.
I hope you enjoy wearing your mittens as much as I enjoy
Most items are available at all shows.
Some sell out.
Many are one-of-a-kind
*not available at 2021 shows
Classic mitten with cuff
Where to buy Maine Coast Mittens
September through December are very busy months for Maine Coast Mittens. I sell exclusively at fine art and craft shows throughout New England and New York state. I am however able to fill wholesale orders for resale and can custom select mittens and puppets for your customer base.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloves are fussy...
Mittens are fun!
Mittens made a great gift for a teacher, neighbor, your dog walker, babysitter or in-law.
Many Maine Coast Mittens are purchased for office gifts
or for gift swaps.
Easy to mail.