This winter, we visited the studio of Marion Brown Rug Hooking in Belfast, Maine. The studio is located just beyond downtown in a large red and white building called The Belfast Center. Here, Marion has created a warm, cozy haven for rug hookers to convene, learn and share. The large sunny rooms are filled with bolts of wool, hand-dyed fabrics, inspirational books and magazines, tapes and supplies, and Marion’s unique pin cushion collection. Finished hooked rugs grace the walls, piles of color-sorted wools interspersed with collectibles fill many shelves, and an old Singer sewing machine stands ready for use. The studio includes a separate dye kitchen for experimentation, a large table and chair to facilitate study, and a comfy couch and sitting area for guests. Contact Marion for details or to arrange a visit. Physical Address: Marion Brown Rug Hooking, Studio 340, The Belfast Center, 9 Field Street, Belfast, ME 04915; 207-522-5348. Mailing address: PO Box 303, Belfast, ME 04915.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, visiting hours have changed and it’s best to call ahead.
7 thoughts on “Marion Brown Rug Hooking Studio”
We loved meeting you and seeing your wonderful studio! Thank you so much for letting me shop and for the lovely gesture. I am having a ball with your scraps. Cant wait to return the next time we are in Belfast!
Susan and Dan from NJ
We loved meeting you and seeing your wonderful studio! Thank you so much for letting me shop and for the lovely gesture. I am having a ball with your scraps. Cant wait to return the next tie we are in Belfast!
Susan and Dan from NJ
Viewers please note: Marion called to say visitors are always welcomed to her studio on Thursdays, but they must call ahead first to be certain she is there. Thank you!
It was wonderful to meet you today—and so many other rug hookers— at the Orland Community Center. What a friendly group of women! And the colors and designs and textures will keep me happy all day. Next time I’m down in Belfast, I’ll call ahead in hopes of getting to see your studio.
Just checking to see if you are open today and what hours.
I tried to call, but, your line rings once and goes into rapid
Email is working fine.
So great chatting with you this afternoon, Marion! I have shared this article on our Facebook page, and I hope to come out and visit some time soon. 🙂
I’d love to visit your studio sometime. I’ll be in Maine (Portsmouth) and will be driving through on my way back from Nova Scotia on July 23.Your shop looks wonderful!