Plan to join us at the 2014
"A Wool Gathering"! September 20 & 21

Young's Jersey Dairy
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!


As the saying goes - neither wind nor rain, etc. can stop the postman - well the same must go for fiber people! We had a very chaotic start with the huge rainfall overnight and some VERY wet areas in and out of the tents, but we still had another record crowd! The weather cleared by afternoon and was perfect on Sunday! 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: jmckinle1@juno.com
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! sheep shearer
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 the tents and 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. vendor area



2014 Vendors

  • Ali Strebel Designs for Kindred Spirits (Alice Strebel), Kettering,OH
    ali@alistrebeldesigns.com
    www.alistrebeldesigns.com
    Rug hooking, needle felting, punch needle, rug punch supplies, fiber jewelry.

  • Alpaca Meadows (Julie Petty), Mansfield, OH
    mandj@alpacameadows.com
    www.alpacameadows.com
    Alpaca yarn and fiber, hand-dyed Suri locks, hand-crocheted alpaca items, unique felted pieces, fiber art kits, and more.

  • Alpaca Serenades (Linda L. Slicker and Lauretta McDaniel), W. Carrollton, OH
    Lovealpacas@woh.rr.com
    www.etsy.com/shop/alpacaserenades
    lbacres.openherd.com
    Alpaca products: fiber, batts, rovings, yarn, socks, hats, woven mats, rugs, felted insoles, Teddy bears and other stuffed toys made from alpaca.

  • Amazing Grace Farm (Chuck and Jackie Deems), Perrysville, OH>br> Jackie@amazinggracefarms.com
    www.amazinggracefarms.com
    Shepherdess Natural Bath and Body Products, Shetland and Babydoll fleeces and roving, hand-dyed wool yarn,
    handspun wool yarn, homegrown honey and beeswax, Registered Shetland and Olde English Babydoll sheep.

  • Basket Artistry by Susan Preuss (Susan Preuss), Waukesha, WI
    basketartistry@gmail.com
    www.basketartistrybysusan.com
    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 baskets for fiber artists.

  • Becher, Jinney, Columbus, OH 43204
    jlbecher@yahoo.com
    Rugs, scarves, wall hangings.

  • Benjamin Green Studio/Fiber Artist Supply Co.(Ben Everingham, Timothy Hale), Cincinnati, OH 45236
    beneveringham@yahoo.com
    www.fiberartistsupply.com
    Wool combing kits, yarn swift, marudai, ball winders, drying racks, lazy kates, drop spindles, warping boards, crochet hooks, weaving shuttles, and much more.

  • Bickenheuser, Margaret L., Springfield, OH 45502
    mylittlebasketshop@yahoo.com
    Handmade baskets, woven whimsies, re-seated chairs, USA-made seated footstools.

  • The Black Sheep (Kathleen Cunningham), Sardinia, OH 45171.
    kathy@theblacksheepfiberfarm.com
    www.theblacksheepfiberfarm.com
    Lincoln long wool, mohair processed into roving, batts, rolags, batts. Pre-felts and felts. Handknit scarves, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens.

  • Breezy Manor Farm (Donna Jo Copeland) Mooresville, IN
    breezymanor@aol.com
    Farm raised wools for rug hooking and spinning; dyed locks; hand carded Angora rovings; hand made sweaters,
    vests, blankets, rugs, soft sculpture, folk art fiber wall pieces; all made by me from my own sheep, goats, and bunnies.

  • Carolyn Sittler Art (Carolyn Sittler), Canal Winchester, OH
    carolyn.sittler@gmail.com
    www.carolynsittlerart.com
    Fused glass jewelry.

  • Cedar Grove Farms LLC (Martha Donley), Oregonia, OH 45054
    cedargrovefarmsohio@gmail.com
    www.etsy/shop/cedargrovefarms
    Jacob fleeces, Jacob/Icelandic fleeces, colored Angora goat fleeces, Angora fleeces, llama fleeces, natural undyed roving.

  • Central Ohio Weavers Guild (contact person Kathleen Craig), Columbus, OH
    Kathleen150@att.ne
    Demonstration of weaving, spinning.

  • Chamomile Connection (Lynnae McConaha), NM
    Lmcconaha@aol.com
    chcmomileconnection.com
    Handpainted fiber and yarn; spinning, weaving, knitting gtools; organic cotton; handmade pottery, shawl pins.

  • Checkered Flag Fibers (Greg and Debra Gaskill), Enon, OH
    checkeredflagfibers@woh.rr.com
    Hand-dyed home grown alpaca and llama yarns and rovings, art batts by Gail Targett, hand knit and hand woven goods.

  • Circle Hill Farm (Kathleen Bartley), Bradford, OH 45308
    circlehillfarm@aol.com
    Shetland sheep and various sheep fibers; llama and alpaca fibers, fiber dyes handspun yarn and knitted items, needle felted items, hand painted earrings and ornaments misc. spinning tools.

  • Compassionate Creations (Tanya Harrison-Houston), Hoosick, NY
    compassionatecreations@earthlink.net
    Organic fabric baby quilts and blankets, organic cotton and alpaca fiber hats,
    handmade precious and semi-precious stone jewelry. Fibers are natural and hand-dyed (eco).

  • Couch’s Little Workshop (Jay and Wilma Couch), Brooklyn, IN 46111
    couchslittleworkshop@yahoo.com
    www.couchslittleworkshop.com
    Handcrafted looms by Jay and Wilma, loom accessories, books, DVDs, cotton warp yarns, finished goods, yarn cabinet.

  • Creative Impressions in Clay (Tari Sasser), Liberty Township, OH 45044.
    tari@claybuttons.com
    www.claybuttons.com
    Handmade ceramic buttons, beads, jewelry, items for knitters and stitchers, painted objects, pottery, etc.

  • Crow Country Pottery (Marlene Fosnight), Union City, IN
    mdegnanfosnight@yahoo.com
    Handmade stoneware pottery, yarn bowls, mugs with fiber motif

  • Dayton Knitting Guild (Wanda Royer, treas.), Dayton, OH 45414.
    sw.royer@yahoo.com
    www.daytonknittingguild.com
    Guild souvenirs.

  • Denise's Fleeces (Denise Curtis), Morgantown, IN 46160.
    Denise'sfleeces_Dance@hotmail.com
    Wool and mohair fleeces: Shetland, Jacob, Cormo crosses; wool, mohair and wool/alpaca rovings.
    Dyed wool rovings. Wool pencil rovings, Cormo cross top.

  • Dyeology (Constance Hall), Marysville, OH 43040
    constancehall@yahoo.com
    www.dyeology.com
    Spindles, fiber, hand-dyed fiber, Schact wheels, goodies for spinners.

  • Earth in Arts (Betsy Roberts), Granville, OH 43023
    earthinarts@yahoo.com
    www.earthinarts.com
    Handmade soaps, balms, and bath bombs. Made with certified organic ingredients. Soaps suitable for felting.

  • Ed the Wheel Healer (Ed Rowe), Oberlin, OH 44074
    erowe132@aol.com
    Spinning and weaving accessories, Great Wheels.

  • Fiber Optic Yarns (Kimber Baldwin Designs, LLC), Cincinnati, OH 45249.
    kimberba@kimberbaldwindesigns.com
    www.fiberopticyarns.com
    Hand dyed yarn and spinning fiber.

  • Fiberworks LLC (Arlene Graham), Beavercreek, OH 45432.
    fiberworksdayton@att.net
    www.fiberworksdayton.com
    Exciting yarns, needles, notions, equipment, and supplies for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters. Lendrum spinning wheels.

  • Fourwinds Weaving (Shirley Hamler), Ashville, OH 43103
    fourwindsweaving@gmail.com
    Handwovens, weaving demonstration.

  • Gwen Erin Natural Fibers (Gwen Brown), Hubbard, OH
    Getwool@gwenerin.com
    www.gwenerin.com
    Handspun yarn (natural and dyed). Fibers for spinners and felters: dyed roving, tops, locks, and carded batts.
    Spinning and knitting tools: needles, notions, spindles, Eucalan products, handmade soap.

  • Happy Fuzzy Yarn (Riin Gill), Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7941.
    riin@happyfuzzyyarn.com
    www.happyfuzzyyarn.com
    Hand dyed yarn, handspun yarn, hand dyed fiber, carded art batts, knitting patterns.

  • Hidden Hilltop Alpacas (Holli Cox), Mansfield, OH, 44904
    holli@hhalpaca.com
    www.hhalpaca.com
    Alpaca fiber products from huacaya and suri fleeces to handmade finished decorations,
    pins, scarves, hats, mittens, felted sheets, kits, socks, rovings, and more.

  • Jehovah Jireh Wool Mill (Greg and Amy Francisco), PawPaw, MI 49079.
    amy@woolmill.com
    www.woolmill.com
    Hand dyed rovings made in our own mill, hand spun yarns, felting supplies and kits, hand felted soaps and gift items.

  • Joan Arnold Artist (Joan Arnold), Greenfield, OH 45123.
    arnold811@frontier.com
    www.joanarnold.net
    Watercolors and offset prints of sheep.

  • Knitted to a T (Tonia Graves), Moores Hill, IN 47032
    tonia@knittedtoat.com
    www.knittedtoat.com
    Bison yarns and roving, hand dyed yarns and rovings, fleeces patterns, kids’ books, wool wash and scour, knitting, crochet and spinning accessories, silk hankies, Angelina fibers.

  • Knitters Mercantile (Jan Emerick), Columbus, OH
    info@knittersmercantile.com
    www.store.knittersmercantile.com
    Yarns for knitting and crocheting, plus patterns, buttons, accessories and other knitting and crocheting toys and tools.

  • Knitting Notions (Catherine Harrison), Nashville, TN 37207.
    catherine@knittingnotions.com
    /www.knittingnotions.com
    Hand dyed yarns, hand crafted wood and leather tools and accessories, knitting patterns, blocking wires.

  • Little Patch Alpacas (Maegan Burkart), Oxford, OH 45056
    maegburkart@hotmail.com
    www.littlepatchalpacas.com
    Dyed and washed fiber, handspun yarn, raw fleece, jewelry (fiber art), carded art batts, handknits, hand dyed alpaca socks

  • Loch Lomond Studio (Kimberly Johnson), Worthington, OH 43085.
    Johnson1986@columbus.rr.com
    www.lochlomondstudio.etsy.com
    Naturallty dyed fibers, yarns, and other textiles, recycled clothing.

  • Lucky Cat Craft (Kim Semler), Pataskala, OH
    luckycatcraft@gmail.com
    www.luckycatcraft.com
    Unusual and unique luxury fibers for handspinners and knitters. NZ possum, Muga silk, Eri silk,
    cashmere, angora, alpaca, yak, merino, polwarth, and unique blends and yarns.

  • Marcieb.com (Marcie Brooks), Cincinnati, OH
    Appytrls2u@aol.com
    www.marcieb.com
    Handknit items all by me—baby sweaters, baby hats and booties, children’s hats, felted hats.

  • McFarland’s Farm (Cindy Ruckman), Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
    cindy@MFarlandsFarm.com
    www.McFarlandsFarm.com
    We are a three generation alpaca and llama farm. We raise the animals that produce our fiber products.
    Those products include roving, yarn (natural and hand painted), felt, socks, and other finished products.

  • Miami Valley Knitting Guild (Pam Moffat), Springboro, OH 45066
    MVKG@gmail.com
    www.MVKG.org
    Teaching knitting and crochet.

  • Michelle’s Assortment (Michelle Stead), Aurora, OH
    chellestead@gmail.com
    www.etsy.com/shop/michellesassortment
    Handcrafted wirework accessories, decorative pins for knitted, crocheted, woven
    and felted shawls, wraps, scarves, coats, etc. Orifice hooks, stitch holders, and stitch markers.

  • Midwest Fiber Company (Lee Ann King), Perrysville, OH 44864
    lee4llamas@aol.com
    www.midwestfiber.com
    Llama , alpaca, and blends of yarn, roving, art batts and felt sheets, all locally grown Ohio products. Patterns.

  • Morning Meadows Sundries, LLC (Molly Dybiec), Galloway, OH 43119
    mmsundries@yahoo.com
    Undyed yarn, natural colored yarn, patterns, knitting bags.

  • New Worlds AlpacA Textiles, LLC (Maryann Simpson), Brookville, OH 45309
    info@newworldalpacatextiles.com
    www.newworldalpacatextiles.com
    Handwoven rugs, pillows, shawls; hand knit and machine knit apparel; roving, batts, spinning, knitting weaving supplies. I focus on items made locally.

  • Noah's Landing (Susan Sivey), Shreve, OH 44676
    noahwool@embarqmail.com
    Luxury yarns. Lace and fingering weight yarns in natural fibers. Patterns and needles.

  • Ohio Valley Natural Fibers (Virginia Ferguson), Sardinia, OH 45171
    info@OVNF.com
    www.OVNF.com
    Rovings, yarns books, natural fibers to blend/spin. Knitting/crochet/spin/weave supplies.

  • Pandora's Yarn (Amy Smith), Springfield, OH 45503
    Amysmonkeys@gmail.com
    www.pandorasyarn.com
    Yarn, fiber art and knitting supplies.plies.

  • Patti's Creative Felt (Patti Hodge), Whiteland, IN 46184
    stormyacres@embarqmail.com
    www.pattiscreativefelt.com
    Roving alpaca blends, needle and wet felting supplies, kits for wet felting finished products—wet felted and knit—
    hats scarves purses, bowls, booties, fingerless gloves, novelty items, fish, stools.

  • Per Ardua Farms (Christy MacIntyre Ball), Paris, OH 44669
    perarduafa@aol.com
    Romney wool roving and batts dyed and natura.

  • Pleasant Home Woolen Co. (Connie King), Jacobsburg, OH 43933
    kingmerino@windstream.net
    www.phwoolencompany.com
    Louet spinning wheels, Merino top, yarns, dyes, notions, knitting needles, lanolin skin cream.

  • Purdy Thangz (Cheryl C. McLane), Holly Springs, GA 30115
    mclanecc@gmail.com
    www.purdythangz.com
    Yarn caddy, shawl pins, drop spindles, roving, buttons, crochet hooks, orifice hooks, fiber related earrings, stitch markers, book marks, charms.

  • Root Down Acres, LLC (Missy Kroninger), Springfield, IOH 45503.
    missy@rootdownacres.com
    www.rootdownacres.com
    Alpaca yarn and roving and mohair locks, in natural colors and hand dyed naturally with plants.
    Fiber art kits and books, hand crocheted hats, scarves, gloves, and more.

  • Root Farm Studio (Perry and Kathleen Root), South Lyon, MI 48178
    rootfarm5041@yahoo.com
    Handmade ceramic buttons, shawl pins, jewelry.

  • The Rouge Lucette (Margaret (Peggy) Ledrich), Massillon, OH 44647-5347
    ledrich@sssnet.com
    www.lucettelady.50megs.com
    Wooden weaving tools: lucettes, ball winders, drop spindles, nostepinnes, niddy noddies.

  • Roving Acres Farm (Beth Karr), Pierpont, OH 44082
    info@rovingacres.com
    www.rovingacres.com
    Yarn, rovings, batts, knitting kits, and raw fleece. Hand dyed fiber and yarn. Fiber and yarn from our
    Jacob sheep, Cormo sheep, Romeldale/CVM sheep, and Angora goats as well as Ohio raised alpaca.

  • Sheared Bliss (Susan Johnson), Orient, OH 43146
    shearedbliss2007@gmail.com
    Needle felted figures for holiday and OSU fans. Decorative pillows and other various felted, crocheted, and knitted items.

  • Sheep to Ewe (Lis Kleinhans and Lori Judy), Conover, OH 45317
    sheeptoewe@yahoo.com
    Yarn, knitted items, woven items, woolen whimsies, collectible sheep, some weaving tools, roving, punch-needle items, felted pet toys.

  • Sheepish Creations (Pam Bates), Huntersville, NC 28078
    sheepishcreations@gmail.com
    www.sheepishcreations.com
    Hand made drop spindles, hand dyed rovings, hand dyed sock yarns silk yarn, custom knitting kits, shawl pins, silk hankies, and wood buttons.

  • Sistermaide (Diane Soper), Lewisburg, OH 45338
    moreinfo@sistermaide.com
    www.sistermaide.etsy.com
    Wood tools for knitting, crochet, spinning and more; bowls and other wood items.

  • Small and Beautiful Beads (Tamie Simpson), Warren, MI 48088
    tamie@smallandbeautifulbeads.com
    www.smallandbeautifulbeads.com
    Kazuri buttons and beads, Swazi buttons and beads, Raku buttons and components, sari silk ribbons,
    hand dyed silk ribbons, shawl pins, kilt pins, kits, leather, Kumihimo supplies, fiber jewelry.

  • Starlight Farm Alpacas (Amber Cole), Cable, OH 43009
    amber@starlightfarmsalpacas.com
    www.starlightfarmalpacas.com
    Alpaca yarn, roving, American made alpaca products, Teddy bears and knit items.

  • Stewart Heritage Farm (Brenda Hanes), Xenia, OH
    bhanes99@hotmail.com
    www.stewartheritagefarm.com
    Alpaca yarn, roving, raw fleece, fashion and home accessories.

  • Straightfork Farm (Cathy Moore), Graysville, OH 45734
    straightfork@yahoo.com
    www.straightforkfarm.com
    Ohio produced alpaca: hand dyed yarns, rovings, 100% alpaca and alpaca blends, hand woven alpaca rugs, pure maple syrup and pure raw honey.

  • Sunny Meade Woolies (Bonnie Scherer), Breeding, KY 42715
    sunnymeadefarm@yahoo.com
    www.sunnymeadewoolies.com
    Embroidered wearables.

  • Susan's Fiber Shop (Susan McFarland), Columbus, WI 53925
    susan@susansfibershop.com
    www.susansfibershop.com
    Books, spinning wheels, looms, combs, carders, fiber gadgets.

  • Swisher Creek Farm LLC (Pete and Judy Klein), Blacklick, OH 43004
    swishercreekfarm@aol.com
    www.alpacanation.com/swishercreekfarm.asp.
    Yarn, hats, gloves, socks, head bands, finger puppets, teddy bears, scarves, rugs etc., all made from alpaca.

  • The Trading Post for Fiber Arts (Susan Markle), Pendleton, IN 46064
    tradingpostfiber@aol.com
    www.tradingpostfiber.com
    Wheels, spindles, yarn, , books, magazines, knitting needles, fiber.

  • TurtleMade (Jen Kemery), Warren, PA 16325.
    turtlebatts@gmail.com
    www.turtlemade.etsy.com
    Hand dyed, commercially spun yarns/ hand made soaps, naked and felted/ habnd dyed wool/ carded batts.

  • Tuscany Lampwork Art (Leah Tuscany), Oxford, OH 45056
    tuscanln@miamiohio.edu
    Lampwork glass beads and buttons, ceramic yarn bowls and bells, alpaca yarn and roving.

  • Twisted Stitches (Maureen Kneisel), Beverly Hills, MI 48025
    twistedstitches.mi@gmail.com
    Hand dyed sock yarn, alpaca yarn, hand warmer made from old sweaters, roving, rug yarn hand dyed.

  • Upper Valley Fiber Guild (contact Lorraine Reibert), Brukner Nature Center, Troy, OH 45410
    lady-l-weaving@sbcglobal.net
    Stash sale, yarns, books, needles, woven/knit/quilted items.

  • Valhalla Acres Fiber Farm (Jane Evans), Hopewell, OH 43746
    valhallaacres@gmail.com
    www.valhallaacres.com
    Wool roving for spinning and felting in dyed and natural colors; needle felting supplies; Babe spinning wheels and accessories; handspun yarn and hand felted items.

  • Vintage Fibers (Rena Hale), Greencastle, IN 46135
    :vintagefibers@me.com
    /www.vintagefibers.com
    Knitting, spinning, and felting tools; roving, natural and hand dyed; yarns, manufactured and handspun;
    kits for knitting and felting projects; JUL designs; Pollika hand dyed yarns,; Louet wheels and carders; readymade gifts.

  • Weavers' Guild of Greater Cincinnati (Attn: Joy Thaler, President), Cincinnati, OH 45232
    president@weaversguildcincinnati.org
    www.weaversguildcincinnati.org
    We will provide demonstrations, in weaving spinning and other fiber arts. A small make-it take-it project may be prepared for all participants. Items that may be sold are used weaving/spinning equipment and gently used books in fiber arts. A display of our work may be viewed but not sold. It will be a sampling of items available for purchase at our Fiber Art Sale in November.

  • Weavers Loft (Barb Gallagher), Guilford, IN 47022
    weaving@nalu.net
    www.weaversloft.com
    Weaving supplies, hand dyed yarns especially cottons rayons, silks and wools; bamboo, hemp tencel, linens and other eco friendly yarns. Small looms, tools. .

  • Wolle's Yarn Creations (Elisabeth Drumm), Gordonsville, VA 22942
    wollesyarncreations@gmail.com
    www.wollesyarncreations.etsy.com
    Color changing cotton yarns.

  • Woodsview Alpaca Farm (Michelle Dircksen), Versailles, OH 45380
    dircksenfarm@aol.com
    www.alpacanation.com/woodsview.asp
    Alpaca fiber products from huacaya and suri fleeces to handmade finished decorations.
    Pins, scarves, hats, mittens, felted sheets and kits, socks, rovings, and more.

  • Wooly Knob Fiber Mill (Jamie Stark, Matt Mabis), LaOtto, IN 46763
    woolynobfibrmill@aol.com
    www.woolyknobfibermill.com
    Roving. Fiber pickup for processing.

  • The Yarn Shop (Joyce and Bob Lewis), Columbus, OH 43220
    yarnscols@aol.com
    www.yarnshoponline.com
    Yarns for knitting and crochet; books, accessories; patterns, magazines, needles, hooks, accessories; tatting supplies (thread, books, needles, shuttles).


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    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. Kool-aid dyed article

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    Be sure to join us September 20 & 21, 2014 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 2014
    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

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    (937)969-8587 or (937)325-7781

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