Plan to join us at the 2013
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
You can talk to producers who raise fiber animals and artists who use the fibers in creative ways. There's always something for the whole family and it's FREE!
|The weather man really came through with GREAT weather again for the 2012 "Gathering"! This year we certainly had a record crowd!
The three tents were busy with activity all weekend!
|The Kids Craft area as always was very popular! Children learned new skills like felting, weaving, spinning with a drop spindle and other crafts. It was great to watch their faces!|
|Jeb Mac (Jeff McKinley) and his wife, Carolina Pearl, were back this year entertaining the kids playing a farmhouse fiddle, banjo, lap dulcimer and other instruments. The children young and old enjoy singing along, playing instruments and tap dancing to the beat. What a great addition to any festival! Get in touch with him: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sheep shearer Don Hadenschield demonstrated his skill each day from about 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. He answered questions and explained the process of shearing. People are always amazed by his skill!|
|Many people come to "A Wool Gathering" just to see Mr. John Allread from St. Paris, Ohio and his herding dogs. His dogs guide ducks around an obstacle course and into a tub of water. He and his dogs always get a big round of applause!|
|Sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats and rabbits were on display. Thanks to those who respected the "NO PETS ALLOWED" rule.|
|Teaching and demonstrations are a big part of the festival and go on throughout both days in Tent A and Tent C as well as the vendor booths. Visitors watched and learned from spinners, weavers, rug hookers and other fiber artists.|
|Check the long list of vendors for 2013 below - some new and some who come back every year. Every year we get many comments about the quality of items available for purchase and that things can be found at this event that can't be found at any other place.|
| 2013 Vendors
Rug hooking, needle felting, jewelry, and all the supplies to do each.
Alpaca yarn and fiber, hand-dyed Suri locks, hand-crafted alpaca items, unique felted pieces, fiber art kits, and more.
Shepherdess Natural Bath and Body Products, Shetland 7and Babydoll fleeces and roving, hand-dyed wool yarn, handspun wool yarn, homegrown honey and beeswax, Registered Shetland and Olde English Babydoll sheep.
Wearable art pattern book, knitting and spinning supplies that are made in Michigan, USA. (This line is new and made by my company.) Totally new! Exciting
Handwoven baskets using all natural materials--spinning wheel baskets, roving totes with spindle spot,
Knit-N-Go baskets, The Ultimate Knitting Basket, shuttle holders, and other baskets for fiber artists.
Woven rugs in wool, cotton, etc.
Wool combing kits, yarn swift, marudai, ball winders, drying racks, lazy kates, drop spindles, warping boards, crochet hooks, weaving shuttles, and much more.
Lincoln long wool, mohair processed into roving, batts, rolags, batts. Pre-felts and felts. Handknit scarves, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens.
Fused glass jewelry, fiber bowls made from cotton clothesline and cotton fabric, beaded jewelry.
Applique patterns, hand-dyed wool, wool tote bags and purses.
Jacob fleeces, Angora fleeces, Boergora fleece, llama fleeces, roving, stitch markers, hand-spun yarn.
Demonstration of weaving, spinning.
Organic cotton yarn and fiber as well as woven items. Handpainted yarn and fiber.
Handmade tools (fringe twister, brass spindles, lap loom), and other natural fibers.
Hand-dyed and handspun yarns, rovings, and batts made from llamas and alpacas, commercially processed alpaca/merino yarns, handwoven items.
Llama fiber, Shetland and various sheep wools; finished products Bscarves, hats, needle felted items;
supplies, dyes for fiber and wool, hand painted earrings, misc. items.
Handmade ceramic buttons, beads, jewelry, stitch markers, painted objects, pottery, etc
Hand dyed yarn and fiber.
Wool and mohair fleeces: Shetland, Jacob, Cormo crosses; wool rovings, mohair roving and wool/alpaca rovings.
Wool pencil rovings, natural colored and dyed wool yarn.
Schacht Spindle Co., Strauch Jenkins spindles, fiber, hand-dyed fiber, spinning supplies.
Handmade soaps, balms, and bath bombs. Made with certified organic ingredeints. Soaps suitable for felting.
Spinning and weaving accessories, Great Wheels.
Hand knitting and crochet patterns, original designs from adults to kids to accessories. Classics with a twist.
Hand dyed fiber and yarn, spinning tools and accessories, knitting patterns.
Exciting yarns, needles, notions, equipment, and supplies for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters. Lendrum spinning wheels.
Handwovens, weaving demonstration.
Hand dyed yarn, handspun yarn, hand dyed fiber, carded art batts, wearable art.
Alpaca fleece, roving, yarn.
Hand dyed alpaca and wool blend rovings, handspun yarns, felting supplies and kits, hand-made gift items.
Watercolors and prints of sheep.
Hand dyed yarn and roving, stitch markers, spinning and knitting supplies, sheep related gifts, wool wash and scour, children's books about sheep and farm life, and much more.
Yarn, buttons, patterns, books, other items related to knitting and crocheting.
Hand dyed Merino wool yarns, hand crafted yarn handling tools, knitting patterns, blocking wires, yarn ball winders.
Locally (KY) made spindles and home-grown Lincoln longwool fleece and roving.
My daughter will also have handmade stained glass pieces.
I am also the publisher of the book Spindle Spinning by Connie Delaney.
Alpaca raw fiber, dyed fiber, batts, art yarn, other wools and farmy things.
Naturally dyed fibers. scarves, yarns, and upcycled clothing.
Exotic fibers, luxury fibers and yarns, hand dyed roving and yarn, cashmere, silk, angora, etc.
Specializing in fine Merino wool for felting and spinning; silk hankies, roving, hanks, caps,
filament, laps, and waste; felting tools and supplies; felting and dyeing books; wet and needle felting kits.
Llama , alpaca, and blends of yarn, roving, art batts and felt sheets, all locally grown Ohio products. Patterns.
Spinning and weaving equipment and supplies. Wool and batts from our own flock:
Finn/BFL/mohair/alpaca. Books, knitting supplies, yarn and patterns.
Hand dyed yarn, yarn, roving, knitting bags, totes, handmade soap and lotion.
Alpaca teddy bears, roving and yarn, bamboo socks, raw fiber.
Alpaca fiber products, raw fleece, roving, yarn, and finished accessories and clothing (socks, hats, mittens, scarves, shawls, sweaters, rugs, blankets). Many hand-spun, hand-woven, knitted and crocheted items.
Luxury yarns including Habu yarns, patterns and needles.
Yarn, roving, batting, books, spinning/weaving/knitting supplies, natural fibers.
Yarn, knitting supplies, wool fabric, and hooking supplies.
Wool fleeces, wool, paintings of fiber animals, other fiber-related artwork.
Wet and needle felted creations; alpaca, mohair roving; wet and needle felting supplies.
Romney wool roving and batts dyed and natural, finished goods
Merino top, Louet spinning wheels, dyes, yarns, knitting accessories.
Yarn caddy, shawl pins, drop spindles, roving, buttons, crochet hooks, orifice hooks, fiber related earrings, stitch markers, book marks, charms.
Handmade ceramic buttons, shawl pins, jewelry.
Wooden weaving tools, ball winders, drop spindles, thread, roving, books.
Yarn, rovings, batts, knitting kits, and raw fleece. Hand dyed fiber and yarn. Fiber from our Jacob sheep, cormo sheep, CVM sheep, and Angora goats as well as Ohio raised alpaca.
Needle felted figures for holiday and OSU fans. Wet felted, knitted, and crocheted items.
Knitted items, hand spun yarn, wooden fiber tools, woven items, collectible sheep, roving, needle punch items, woolen whimsies, pet toys.
Angora rabbits, Angora spinning fiber, and miscellaneous Angora items.
Hand dyed fibers, yarns, drop spindles, custom shawl kits, spinning kits, and silk hankies.
Wood knitting needles, crochet hooks, drop spindles, niddy noddies, lucets, nostepinnes, marudai, and more.
Kazuri buttons and beads, Swazi buttons, Artisan Raku buttons, Raku shawl pins,
silk cords, silk threads, sara cords, leather, Kumihimo supplies, fiber jewelry.
Alpaca yarn, roving, American made alpaca products, hand knit baby items.
Ohio grown and produced alpaca yarns, dyed and natural, mill and hand spun, handwoven rugs, (alpaca), honey and maple syrup from my farm, rovings, alpaca and blends, some finished knitted items.
Books, spinning wheels, looms, combs, carders, fiber gadgets.
Alpaca yarn, rugs, hats, gloves, purses, teddy bears, finger puppets, rovings, raw fiber, handknitted and felted items, socks, headbands.
Wheels, spindles, yarn, , books, magazines, knitting needles, fiber.
Lampwork glass beads and buttons, ceramic yarn bowls and bells, alpaca yarn and roving.
Hand dyed yarn and fibers, aprons, mittens, soap, bamboo socks, hand dyed ribbon.
Fiber crafts, yarns, Afiber stash
Wool roving, wool top for felting, needle felting supplies, Babe spinning wheels, handspun yarn, items from handspun, needle felted animals.
Fiber, yarn, finished goods, pick up fiber for processing.
No items to be sold at this time. Demonstrations and possibly a small make-it take-it project.
Hand dyed and other fine yarns, including organic cotton, bamboo, silk, cotton, and wool. Weaving supplies and small looms and exotic wood tools. Rigid heddle and tapestry looms.
Hand dyed roving, yarn, handspun yarn, knitting accessories.
Color changing cotton yarns.
Roving. Fiber pickup for processing.
Yarns for knitting and crochet; books, accessories; patterns, magazines, needles, hooks, accessories; tatting supplies (thread, books, needles, shuttles).
| SOURCES OF FLEECE
|This beatiful throw was raffled off in 2001. You can read how to use Kool-Aid for dying in an article JoAnn Molk wrote for the Wool Gathering Newsletter "Sun-Dyeing and Verdigris". The yarns in the throw pictured were Kool-aid dyed.||
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|Be sure to join us September 21 & 22, 2013 and discover natural fibers and the animals that produce them from both artists and producers. Bring the whole family - there's something for everyone and it's all FREE! Please observe our "NO PETS ALLOWED"rule.|
If you're involved with fiber and interested in being a vendor in 2013
CLICK HEREfor the vendor form and
CLICK HERE for the vendor rules.
For more information about the festival contact:
The Midwest Festival of Fibers
P.O. Box 136
Tremont City, OH 45372
(937)969-8587 or (937)325-7781
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