Plan to join us at the 2015
"A Wool Gathering"! September 19 & 20

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're hoping for better weather than last year - but if it isn't our festival will still be GREAT!
The Kids Craft area as always is very popular! Children learn new skills like felting, weaving, spinning with a drop spindle and other crafts. It's great to watch their faces!

Jeb Mac (Jeff McKinley) and his wife, Carolina Pearl, will be 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:
Sheep shearer Don Hadenschield demonstrats his skill each day from about 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. He answers questions and explains 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 each day between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 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 can watch and learn from spinners, weavers, rug hookers and other fiber artists.
Check the long list of vendors for 2014 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

2015 Vendors

  • Ali Strebel Designs for Kindred Spirits (Alice Strebel), Kettering,OH
    Rug hooking supplies, wool, fiber jewelry, mixed fibers.

  • Alpaca Meadows (Julie Petty), Mansfield, OH
    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
    Alpaca fiber, batts, rovings, yarn. Handmade items. Teddy bears, socks, hand dyed.

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

  • Basket Artistry by Susan Preuss (Susan Preuss), Waukesha, WI
    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
    Rugs, scarves, wall hangings.

  • Behind the Pines (Bobbie Aspacher), Perrysburg, OH 43551
    Hand painted yarn, sewn project bags, beaded stitch markers, wooden swifts and yarn bowl holders.

  • Benjamin Green Studio/Fiber Artist Supply Co.(Ben Everingham, Timothy Hale), Cincinnati, OH 45236
    Wool combs, yarn swifts, ball winders, drop spindles, Kumihimo supplies, bobbin winders.

  • Bickenheuser, Margaret L., Springfield, OH 45502
    Handmade baskets, woven whimsies, re-seated chairs and stools.

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

  • Bluebird Hills Farm (Laurel Shouvlin), Springfield, OH 45503
    Alpaca yarn.

  • Breezy Manor Farm (Donna Jo Copeland) Mooresville, IN
    Handspun yarn; handmade textiles from my sheep, goats, and bunnies; also fine rovings.
    Some wool rug hooking patterns and kits, my own designs.

  • Carolyn Sittler Art (Carolyn Sittler), Canal Winchester, OH
    Fused glass jewelry, fiber bowls. and Christmas ornaments.

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

  • Checkered Flag Fibers (Greg and Debra Gaskill), Enon, OH
    Hand-dyed home grown alpaca and llama yarns and rovings, art batts by Gail Targett, yarns from Spittin Creek Llamas.

  • Circle Hill Farm (Kathleen Bartley), Bradford, OH 45308
    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, needle felting supplies.

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

  • Crafters Lodge and Gail’s Fiber Emporium (JoBeth Bryant and Gail Targett), Sugarcreek Township, OH 45459
    Handspun yarn, spinning batts, spinning wheels, looms books, knitting needles, crochet hooks, accessories.

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

  • Crow Country Pottery (Marlene Fosnight), Union City, IN
    Stoneware yarn bowls, coffee mugs with sheep and alpaca motif, other functional pottery fiber themed.

  • Dayton Knitting Guild (Wanda Royer, treas.), Dayton, OH 45414.

  • Denise's Fleeces (Denise Curtis), Morgantown, IN 46160.
    Raw sheep fleeces: Shetland, Jacob, Cormo crosses; wool and wool/alpaca blend rovings.’ Mohair rovings and dye lots;
    natural colored and dyed pencil roving.

  • Dyeology (Constance Hall), Marysville, OH 43040
    Schacht, Louet, Ashford equipment, Strauch too. Fiber and spinning goodies.

  • Earth in Arts (Betsy Roberts), Granville, OH 43023
    Handmade soaps and body products made with certified organic ingredients. Ingredients locally sourced when possible.
    Sops suitable for felting.

  • Ed the Wheel Healer (Ed Rowe), Oberlin, OH 44074
    Spinning and weaving accessories.

  • Ewenique Fibers (Liz Milosevich and Kenny Grimes), Alliance, OH 44601
    Raw wool, rovings, locks, and finished products.

  • Fiber Optic Yarns (Kimber Baldwin Designs, LLC), Milford, OH 4150
    Hand dyed yarn and spinning fiber, especially gradient colorways; knitting patterns, tools, and accessories.

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

  • Fourwinds Weaving (Shirley Hamler), Ashville, OH 43103
    Handwovens, weaving and spinning demonstration.

  • Gwen Erin Natural Fibers (Gwen Brown), Hubbard, OH
    Hand dyed combed top, carded roving, locks, batts; handspun yarn; knitting notions; Turkish spindles; Eucalan products.

  • Happy Fuzzy Yarn (Riin Gill), Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7941.
    Hand dyed yarn and fiber in wool, silk, and blends. Handspun yarn, original knitting patterns.

  • Hidden Hilltop Alpaca Ranch (Holli Cox), Lexington, OH, 44904
    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.
    Our own alpaca and wool blend roving felting kits and supplies, prefelts and felted rugs, fair trade tigua buttons and jewelry,
    fair trade baskets, felted soaps and gifts.

  • Joan Arnold Artist (Joan Arnold), Greenfield, OH 45123.
    Watercolors and offset prints of sheep.

  • Kerr Family Farms and The Sugar Bucket (Marsha Kerr and Angela Jenkins), Springfield, OH 45502
    Wool (Shetland) yarn, needle punch rugs, silk punch, wet and dry felting items, hand spun mix “funky” yarns, mittens.
    Dry felted Santa dolls and pillows, scarves, lap blankets, kitchen fiber helpers, hand punch.

  • Knitted to a T (Tonia Graves), Moores Hill, IN 47032
    Bison yarns, hand dyed yarns and rovings, wool wash, handwoven rugs, scarves, and dishtowels,
    knitting tools, non-skid mats for spinning wheels and looms, hand spun yarn.

  • Knitters Mercantile (Jan Emerick), Columbus, OH
    Yarns for knitting and crocheting, plus patterns, buttons, accessories and other knitting and crocheting toys and tools.

  • Knitting Notions (Catherine Harrison), Nashville, TN 37207.
    Hand dyed yarns, hand crafted wood and leather tools and accessories, knitting patterns, blocking wires, yarn ball winders.

  • Knitting on the Fringe (Kelly Machado), Commerce, MI
    Knitting kits, hand dyed yarn, hand knit items, felted items.

  • Kokovoko Breeding Farm (Leslie Bebensee), Corinth, KY 41010
    Lincoln wool, Kokovoko spindles and lessons, sheepskins.

  • List, Carol (Carol List), Westerville, OH 43082
    Yarn, knitting and crochet accessories, hand knit and crochet items (accessories, home décor etc.)
    Pre-packaged kits and gift items.

  • Little Patch Alpacas (Maegan Burkart), Oxford, OH 45056
    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.
    Naturally dyed fiber, yarn, clothing, possibly repurposed clothing.

  • Lucky Cat Craft (Kim Semler), Pataskala, OH
    Unusual and unique luxury fibers and blends. Muga silk, Eri silk, cashmere,
    Polwarth, Merino. Camel, fleece, roving, and yarn.

  • (Marcie Brooks), Cincinnati, OH
    Handmade knitted and designed by me—baby sweaters, hats, booties, felted hats.

  • McFarland’s Farm (Cindy Ruckman), Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
    Fiber and fiber products made from the animals on our three-generation farm—llamas, alpacas, Merino sheep and Angora rabbits.
    Items include roving, yarn (natural and hand-painted), felt, socks, insoles, porcelain buttons, and patterns.

  • Miami Valley Knitting Guild (Pam Moffat), Springboro, OH 45066
    Displays, teaching beginning knitting and crochet.

  • Michelle’s Assortment (Michelle Stead), Aurora, OH
    Handcrafted wirework, shawl pins, knitting and crochet patterns.

  • Midwest Fiber Company (Lee Ann King), Perrysville, OH 44864
    Llama , alpaca, and blends of yarn, roving, art batts; felt sheets; patterns; and handmade accessories.
    All USA fiber and processed products.

  • Morning Meadows Sundries, LLC (Molly Dybiec), Galloway, OH 43119
    Undyed yarn, baskets, and dyes.

  • New Worlds Alpaca Textiles, LLC (Maryann Simpson), Brookville, OH 45309
    Alpaca rugs, yarns, apparel. Spinworks USA spinning wheels, fiber art supplies. Roving, batts.

  • Noah's Landing (Susan Sivey), Shreve, OH 44676
    Luxury yarns and knitting supplies.

  • Patti's Creative Felt (Patti Hodge), Whiteland, IN 46184
    Alpaca roving, wet felted finished items, hats, scarves, booties, stools, flowers, etc. Wet and needle felting supplies.
    Handspun yarn, knitted and crochet items—fingerless gloves, hats, scarves.
    Demonstrating needle felting.

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

  • Phoenix Fiber Co. LLC (April Wolf), Youngstown, OH 44505
    Hand dyed wool, yarn and fiber. Wet felted art work, batts, and rolags.

  • Purdy Thangz (Cheryl C. McLane), Holly Springs, GA 30115
    Shawl pins, fiber, rolags, yarn caddy, drop spindles, knitting related earrings, stitch markers.

  • Root Studio (Perry and Kathleen Root), Roscommon, MI 48653
    Wearable ceramic buttons, shawl pins, and jewelry, all original and made by us.

  • The Ross Farm Fibers (Amy Manko), Eighty Four, PA 15330
    We produce roving and yarns from our flock of Heritage and Rare Breed sheep that we raise on our PAA Century farm.
    Our breeds include Leicester Longwool, Cotswold, Jacob, Shetland and Romney. All of our products are l00% wool in beautiful natural colors.

  • The Rouge Lucette (Margaret (Peggy) Ledrich), Massillon, OH 44647-5347
    Wooden weaving tools: lucettes, ball winders, drop spindles, nostepinnes, niddy noddies; thread, yarn, and books.

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

  • Sheared Bliss (Susan Johnson), Orient, OH 43146
    Needle felted figures for holiday and OSU fans, felted decorative pillows, wool dryer balls, needle felting kits.

  • Sheep to Ewe (Lis Kleinhans and Lori Judy and Betty Smith), Conover, OH 45317
    Woven items, knitted items, felted items, yarn, woolen whimsies, collectible sheep, dog and cat toys, roving, punch-needle items. felt

  • Sheepish Creations (Pam Bates), Huntersville, NC 28078
    Hand dyed sock yarn, custom shawl and scarf kits, fair trade silk yarn, dyes, spindles,
    shawl pins, and buttons from around the world.

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

  • Small and Beautiful Beads (Tamie Simpson), Warren, MI 48088
    Kazuri and Swazi buttons, beads, and pendants, Raku buttons, shawl pins, hand dyed silk ribbons, kilt pins, kits, leather, supplies, fiber, jewelry.

  • Starlight Farm Alpacas (Amber Cole), Cable, OH 43009
    Alpaca yarn, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, baby blankets, raw fleece.

  • Stewart Heritage Farm (Brenda Hanes), Xenia, OH
    Alpaca products: yarn, raw and carded fiber, roving, clothing and home accessories, crochet and knit patterns, alpaca felt and fabric.

  • Straightfork Farm (Cathy Moore), Graysville, OH 45734
    Ohio grown and produced alpaca yarns and rovings, alpaca socks, pure maple syrup and raw honey.

  • Sunny Meade Woolies (Bonnie Scherer), Breeding, KY 42715
    Embroidered wearables and totes.

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

  • Swisher Creek Farm LLC (Pete and Judy Klein), Blacklick, OH 43004
    Hand made alpaca hats, scarves, purses, finger puppets, soaps. Teddy bears, blankets.

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

  • Tuscany Lampwork Art (Leah Tuscany), Oxford, OH 45056
    Lampwork glass and metal work.

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

  • Upper Valley Fiber Guild (contact Lorraine Reibert), Tipp City, OH 45371
    Stash items (members’ excess yarns and supplies), handwoven rugs, scarves, jewelry.

  • Unplanned Peacock Studio (Natasha Laity Snyder), Ferrum, VA 24088
    Hand dyed yarn and fiber, handmade buttons, hand forged shawl pins, patterns.

  • Valhalla Acres Fiber Farm (Jane Evans), Hopewell, OH 43746
    Needle felting supplies, wool roving for spinning and felting, handspun yarn, felted items, Babe spinning wheels and accessories.

  • Vintage Fibers (Rena Hale), Greencastle, IN 46135
    Louet wheels/tools, roving, novelty spinning fibers, Euroflax linen—cones and skeins, books,
    undyed skeins, handspun and hand dyed yarns, Angora.

  • Weavers' Guild of Greater Cincinnati (Attn: Ginny Bolte, President), Cincinnati, OH 45232
    We will provide demonstrations, in weaving spinning and other fiber arts. May sell used books and fiber art equipment
    to benefit the Guild. Will have a display of what we do at the Guild.

  • Weavers Loft (Barb Gallagher), Guilford, IN 47022
    Weaving supplies, tools, and equipment. Small looms, coned yarn, hand painted yarns and naturals.

  • Wolle's Yarn Creations (Elisabeth Drumm), Gordonsville, VA 22942
    Color changing cotton yarns.

  • Woodsview Alpaca Farm (Michelle Dircksen), Versailles, OH 45380
    Alpaca products from raw fleeces to fie finished fashions. Rovings, felting batts, kits, ornaments, rugs,
    baskets, cat toys, and decorations. A must visit.

  • Wooly Knob Fiber Mill (Jamie Stark, Matt Mabis), LaOtto, IN 46763

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



    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.

    Our vendor spaces are full for 2015.
    Vendor forms for 2016 will be available online in September.

    For more information about the festival contact:

    The Midwest Festival of Fibers
    P.O. Box 136
    Tremont City, OH 45372

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

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