Plan to join us at the 2015
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: email@example.com|
|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!|
|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! Due to the Avian Flu, special permission was obtained from the State Veterinarian to allow the ducks to come to the festival.|
|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. |
Kim Kulasa will demonstrate the Circular Sock Knitting Machine on Saturday and Sunday. Look for her in Tent C from 11 to 2 both days.
|Check the long list of vendors for 2015 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.|
| 2015 Vendors
Rug hooking supplies, wool, fiber jewelry, mixed fibers.
Alpaca yarn and fiber, hand-dyed Suri locks, hand-crocheted alpaca items, unique felted pieces, fiber art kits, and more.
Alpaca fiber, batts, rovings, yarn. Handmade items. Teddy bears, socks, hand dyed.
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.
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.
Rugs, scarves, wall hangings.
Hand painted yarn, sewn project bags, beaded stitch markers, wooden swifts and yarn bowl holders.
Wool combs, yarn swifts, ball winders, drop spindles, Kumihimo supplies, bobbin winders.
Handmade baskets, woven whimsies, re-seated chairs and stools.
Lincoln long wool, mohair processed into roving,, rolags, batts. Pre-felts and felts. Wearable art. Handknit scarves, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens.
Fused glass jewelry, fiber bowls. and Christmas ornaments.
Raw fleece and carded roving: llama, Jacob, Jacob/Icelandic cross, and more. Stitch markers and jewelry.
Demonstration of weaving, spinning.
Knitting bowls, nostepinnes, custom knitting needles, shawl pins.
Hand-dyed home grown alpaca and llama yarns and rovings, art batts by Gail Targett, yarns from Spittin Creek Llamas.
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.
Handcrafted looms by Jay and Wilma, loom accessories, books, DVDs, cotton warp yarns, finished goods.
Handmade ceramic buttons, beads, jewelry, items for knitters and stitchers, painted objects, pottery, etc.
Stoneware yarn bowls, coffee mugs with sheep and alpaca motif, other functional pottery fiber themed.
Raw sheep fleeces: Shetland, Jacob, Cormo crosses; wool and wool/alpaca blend rovings.’ Mohair rovings and dye lots;
natural colored and dyed pencil roving.
Schacht, Louet, Ashford equipment, Strauch too. Fiber and spinning goodies.
Handmade soaps and body products made with certified organic ingredients. Ingredients locally sourced when possible.
Sops suitable for felting.
Spinning and weaving accessories.
Raw wool, rovings, locks, and finished products.
Hand dyed yarn and spinning fiber, especially gradient colorways; knitting patterns, tools, and accessories.
Exciting yarns, needles, notions, equipment, and supplies for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters. Lendrum spinning wheels.
Handwovens, weaving and spinning demonstration.
Hand dyed combed top, carded roving, locks, batts; handspun yarn; knitting notions; Turkish spindles; Eucalan products.
Rugs, placemats, scarves, gift bags, purses, and more.
Hand dyed yarn and fiber in wool, silk, and blends. Handspun yarn, original knitting patterns.
Alpaca fiber products from huacaya and suri fleeces to handmade finished decorations,
pins, scarves, hats, mittens, felted sheets, kits, socks, rovings, and more.
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.
Watercolors and offset prints of sheep.
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.
Hand dyed yarns, hand crafted wood and leather tools and accessories, knitting patterns, blocking wires, yarn ball winders.
Knitting kits, hand dyed yarn, hand knit items, felted items.
Lincoln wool, Kokovoko spindles and lessons, sheepskins.
Dyed and washed fiber, handspun yarn, raw fleece, jewelry (fiber art), carded art batts, handknits, hand dyed alpaca socks
Naturally dyed fiber, yarn, clothing, possibly repurposed clothing.
Unusual and unique luxury fibers and blends. Muga silk, Eri silk, cashmere,
Polwarth, Merino. Camel, fleece, roving, and yarn.
Handmade knitted and designed by me—baby sweaters, hats, booties, felted hats.
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.
Displays, teaching beginning knitting and crochet.
Handcrafted wirework, shawl pins, knitting and crochet patterns.
Llama , alpaca, and blends of yarn, roving, art batts; felt sheets; patterns; and handmade accessories.
All USA fiber and processed products.
Undyed yarn, baskets, and dyes.
Alpaca rugs, yarns, apparel. Spinworks USA spinning wheels, fiber art supplies. Roving, batts.
Luxury yarns and knitting supplies.
Rosings, batts, yarns, spinning and knitting accessories, plus pick-up/drop-off of fleeces to be processed.
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.
Romney wool roving and batts dyed and natura.
Hand dyed wool, yarn and fiber. Wet felted art work, batts, and rolags.
Shawl pins, fiber, rolags, yarn caddy, drop spindles, knitting related earrings, stitch markers.
Wearable ceramic buttons, shawl pins, and jewelry, all original and made by us.
Wooden weaving tools: lucettes, ball winders, drop spindles, nostepinnes, niddy noddies; thread, yarn, and books.
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.
Needle felted figures for holiday and OSU fans, felted decorative pillows, wool dryer balls, needle felting kits.
Woven items, knitted items, felted items, yarn, woolen whimsies, collectible sheep, dog and cat toys, roving, punch-needle items. felt
Hand dyed sock yarn, custom shawl and scarf kits, fair trade silk yarn, dyes, spindles,
shawl pins, and buttons from around the world.
Wood tools for knitting, crochet, spinning and more; bowls and other wood items.
Kazuri and Swazi buttons, beads, and pendants, Raku buttons, shawl pins, hand dyed silk ribbons, kilt pins, kits, leather, supplies, fiber, jewelry.
Alpaca yarn, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, baby blankets, raw fleece.
Ohio grown and produced alpaca yarns and rovings, alpaca socks, pure maple syrup and raw honey.
Embroidered wearables and totes.
Books, spinning wheels, looms, combs, carders, fiber gadgets.
Hand made alpaca hats, scarves, purses, finger puppets, soaps. Teddy bears, blankets.
Wheels, spindles, yarn, , books, magazines, knitting needles, fiber.
3D printed spindles, hand dyed yars and fibers, Lo-Lo Bars.
Lampwork glass and metal work.
Hand dyed sock yarn, alpaca yarn, hand warmer made from old sweaters, roving, rug yarn hand dyed.
Stash items (members’ excess yarns and supplies), handwoven rugs, scarves, jewelry.
Hand dyed yarn and fiber, handmade buttons, hand forged shawl pins, patterns.
Needle felting supplies, wool roving for spinning and felting, handspun yarn, felted items, Babe spinning wheels and accessories.
Louet wheels/tools, roving, novelty spinning fibers, Euroflax linen—cones and skeins, books,
undyed skeins, handspun and hand dyed yarns, Angora.
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.
Handwoven items, weaving and spinning demonstrations.
Weaving supplies, tools, and equipment. Small looms, coned yarn, hand painted yarns and naturals.
Color changing cotton yarns.
Alpaca products from raw fleeces to fie finished fashions. Rovings, felting batts, kits, ornaments, rugs,
baskets, cat toys, and decorations. A must visit.
Hand spun wool, handmade wooden loom shuttles, electric spinners, felting bags felting needles, and handmade miscellaneous items.
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 19 & 20, 2015 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.|
Vendor forms for 2016 will be available online in September.
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For more information about the festival contact:
Young's Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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