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Maine Coast Mittens
Classic wool sweater mittens
Practical and adorable handmade items with a touch of whimsy.


                                            Made in Maine

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   Sweater Mittens

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Puppets

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Wholesale Bundles

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

 

 

Upcycled fibers

or colorful poly-fleece
Handmade
No detachable parts
Washable

For creative play
Imagination
Storytelling
Encourage speech

Little Puppets

Dog

Cat

Pig

Sheep

Ponies

Owls*

Monkey

Winged Dragons

Mermaids

Snow Princesses

Sharks*

Cows



*not available in 2021

 

            New for 2021
               Snow princess
                           Mermaids
                           

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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
making them.

Sandra
 

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What's Available

Most items are available at all shows.

Some sell out.

Many are one-of-a-kind

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*not available at 2021 shows



Sizes
Adult Women/Men
Thumbless baby
Toddler
Small Child


Styles
Classic mitten with cuff
Pocket mittens
Raynauds
Leather palm
Reinforced palm
Novelty mittens

Winter wedding mittens
Convertible* 
Fingerless*
Patchwork
1901 Maine Flag





 

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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 smmichaud@metrocast.net

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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.

Delighted
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New for 2021

1901 Maine flag mittens...COMING SOON!

About Me...

I'm a retired English teacher, avid golfer, seamstress, stained glass artisan and fiber artist .

I love color, design and all aspects of creating something visually pleasing to enjoy.

"I love what I do."

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Sandra Michaud

15 Auburn Street

Springvale, Maine 04083

207-298-0355

smmichaud@metrocast.net