The Cultivated Thread

  • Retail
  • Online


The Cultivated Thread is a small-batch weaving studio in Wiscasset, Maine creating handwoven wearables and home goods. Owner Hilary Crowell primarily makes highly absorbent, 100% cotton towels all handwoven on a small floor loom. She also creates greeting cards, table runners, placemats, napkins, scarves/cowls/infinity scarves/wraps/shawls, and small rugs. She works exclusively with natural fibers and strives to source organic and/or U.S. produced materials.

Over a decade working in organic agriculture inspires product design and informs The Cultivated Thread’s core principles: functionality, durability, and beauty.

When she’s not at the loom, Hilary likes to spend her time listening to NPR, cooking meals, preserving food for the winter, managing the pantry, and laughing at the cats.



We’re so excited about our new logo from Menninghaus Design! There’s some great merch dropping on the website at the end of February, 2023.

Production notes:

  • At this time we are not taking on new wholesale accounts (2/2023).
  • Scarves are available at in person events, only.


Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below

Treats - Wiscasset, ME
GoGo Refill - South Portland, ME
Creelman Farm Store - Vinalhaven, ME
MOFGA Marketplace - Freeport, ME