The last month of the weekly Belfast Art Market begins Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. As it is held adjacent to the Belfast Farmer’s Market, which runs along the side of the property, visitors will find a perfect combination of fresh things for all the senses.

Rose Whitehead of Fiber Fabrications will be on hand with wearable art. The artist is hands-on with every aspect of her creations: from raising her angora rabbit, whose fur she works into her wares; to wild-crafting various plants for dye; and spinning and weaving to create her pieces.

Whitehead began her studies at the feet of her mother, a home economics teacher, and then onto H.O.M.E. in Orland. In 1987 she attended a renowned art school in Sweden, Forsa Folkhogskola. As her skills grew, not only did she begin creating a larger variety of products, but she also began teaching in Waldorf schools and adult ed classes. Currently she teaches workshops from her home, off the grid, in her Waldo County studio.

B.A.M. offers a wide assortment of jewelry, pottery and ceramics, nautical products, fine art, recycled bags and varied fabric arts that include quilts, decorative items and clothing. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or