Plan to join us at the 2014
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: 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 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.|
| 2014 Vendors
Rug hooking, needle felting, punch needle, rug punch supplies, fiber jewelry.
Alpaca yarn and fiber, hand-dyed Suri locks, hand-crocheted alpaca items, unique felted pieces, fiber art kits, and more.
Alpaca products: fiber, batts, rovings, yarn, socks, hats, woven mats, rugs, felted insoles, Teddy bears and other stuffed toys made from alpaca.
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.
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.
Wool combing kits, yarn swift, marudai, ball winders, drying racks, lazy kates, drop spindles, warping boards, crochet hooks, weaving shuttles, and much more.
Handmade baskets, woven whimsies, re-seated chairs, USA-made seated footstools.
Lincoln long wool, mohair processed into roving, batts, rolags, batts. Pre-felts and felts. Handknit scarves, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens.
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.
Fused glass jewelry.
Jacob fleeces, Jacob/Icelandic fleeces, colored Angora goat fleeces, Angora fleeces, llama fleeces, natural undyed roving.
Demonstration of weaving, spinning.
Handpainted fiber and yarn; spinning, weaving, knitting gtools; organic cotton; handmade pottery, shawl pins.
Hand-dyed home grown alpaca and llama yarns and rovings, art batts by Gail Targett, hand knit and hand woven goods.
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.
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).
Handcrafted looms by Jay and Wilma, loom accessories, books, DVDs, cotton warp yarns, finished goods, yarn cabinet.
Handmade ceramic buttons, beads, jewelry, items for knitters and stitchers, painted objects, pottery, etc.
Handmade stoneware pottery, yarn bowls, mugs with fiber motif
Wool and mohair fleeces: Shetland, Jacob, Cormo crosses; wool, mohair and wool/alpaca rovings.
Dyed wool rovings. Wool pencil rovings, Cormo cross top.
Spindles, fiber, hand-dyed fiber, Schact wheels, goodies for spinners.
Handmade soaps, balms, and bath bombs. Made with certified organic ingredients. Soaps suitable for felting.
Spinning and weaving accessories, Great Wheels.
Hand dyed yarn and spinning fiber.
Exciting yarns, needles, notions, equipment, and supplies for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters. Lendrum spinning wheels.
Handwovens, weaving demonstration.
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.
Hand dyed yarn, handspun yarn, hand dyed fiber, carded art batts, 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.
Hand dyed rovings made in our own mill, hand spun yarns, felting supplies and kits, hand felted soaps and gift items.
Watercolors and offset prints of sheep.
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.
Yarns for knitting and crocheting, plus patterns, buttons, accessories and other knitting and crocheting toys and tools.
Hand dyed yarns, hand crafted wood and leather tools and accessories, knitting patterns, blocking wires.
Dyed and washed fiber, handspun yarn, raw fleece, jewelry (fiber art), carded art batts, handknits, hand dyed alpaca socks
Naturallty dyed fibers, yarns, and other textiles, recycled clothing.
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.
Handknit items all by me—baby sweaters, baby hats and booties, children’s hats, felted hats.
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.
Teaching knitting and crochet.
Handcrafted wirework accessories, decorative pins for knitted, crocheted, woven
and felted shawls, wraps, scarves, coats, etc. Orifice hooks, stitch holders, and stitch markers.
Llama , alpaca, and blends of yarn, roving, art batts and felt sheets, all locally grown Ohio products. Patterns.
Undyed yarn, natural colored yarn, patterns, knitting bags.
Handwoven rugs, pillows, shawls; hand knit and machine knit apparel; roving, batts, spinning, knitting weaving supplies. I focus on items made locally.
Luxury yarns. Lace and fingering weight yarns in natural fibers. Patterns and needles.
Rovings, yarns books, natural fibers to blend/spin. Knitting/crochet/spin/weave supplies.
Yarn, fiber art and knitting supplies.plies.
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.
Romney wool roving and batts dyed and natura.
Louet spinning wheels, Merino top, yarns, dyes, notions, knitting needles, lanolin skin cream.
Yarn caddy, shawl pins, drop spindles, roving, buttons, crochet hooks, orifice hooks, fiber related earrings, stitch markers, book marks, charms.
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.
Handmade ceramic buttons, shawl pins, jewelry.
Wooden weaving tools: lucettes, ball winders, drop spindles, nostepinnes, niddy noddies.
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.
Needle felted figures for holiday and OSU fans. Decorative pillows and other various felted, crocheted, and knitted items.
Yarn, knitted items, woven items, woolen whimsies, collectible sheep, some weaving tools, roving, punch-needle items, felted pet toys.
Hand made drop spindles, hand dyed rovings, hand dyed sock yarns silk yarn, custom knitting kits, shawl pins, silk hankies, and wood buttons.
Wood tools for knitting, crochet, spinning and more; bowls and other wood items.
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.
Alpaca yarn, roving, American made alpaca products, Teddy bears and knit items.
Alpaca yarn, roving, raw fleece, fashion and home accessories.
Ohio produced alpaca: hand dyed yarns, rovings, 100% alpaca and alpaca blends, hand woven alpaca rugs, pure maple syrup and pure raw honey.
Books, spinning wheels, looms, combs, carders, fiber gadgets.
Yarn, hats, gloves, socks, head bands, finger puppets, teddy bears, scarves, rugs etc., all made from alpaca.
Wheels, spindles, yarn, , books, magazines, knitting needles, fiber.
Hand dyed, commercially spun yarns/ hand made soaps, naked and felted/ habnd dyed wool/ carded batts.
Lampwork glass beads and buttons, ceramic yarn bowls and bells, alpaca yarn and roving.
Hand dyed sock yarn, alpaca yarn, hand warmer made from old sweaters, roving, rug yarn hand dyed.
Stash sale, yarns, books, needles, woven/knit/quilted items.
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.
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.
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.
Weaving supplies, hand dyed yarns especially cottons rayons, silks and wools; bamboo, hemp tencel, linens and other eco friendly yarns. Small looms, tools. .
Color changing cotton yarns.
Alpaca fiber products from huacaya and suri fleeces to handmade finished decorations.
Pins, scarves, hats, mittens, felted sheets and kits, socks, rovings, and more.
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 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
(937)969-8587 or (937)325-7781
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