Classroom C from 9am to 12pm and taught by Gayle Roberts:Share
Janet will be teaching Introduction to Various Wools in Classroom C from 1pm to 4pm:
6+ years ago I started spinning and have yet to meet a fiber I don’t like to spin. Currently I am a Level 4 student in the Olds College Master Spinner Program and a member of the Fleece on the Duck Fiber Guild. In the past, I’ve been a spinner on the Guild’s Fleece to Shawl team at alpaca shows and the Sheep to Shawl team at the TN State Fair.Share
Classroom C from 1pm to 4pm and taught by Janet Deutmeyer:
With over 100 breeds of sheep available to spin, why settle for 2 or 3 kinds? This class is a general overview of the various types of wool and how best to prepare and spin them to get the most from that wool. There will be various wools to sample. Students need to bring their spinning wheel or drop spindle and know how to spin.Share
Jan will be teaching Paint a Wild Roving or Skein in Classroom F from 9am to 12pm:
A professor of communications some of the time, with the favorite hours in my daily life I’ve been spinning and playing with color since the 1970s. Now I channel my love of color into Daily Fibers, my small business. I’ve learned a lot from Lynne Vogel and other teachers I have studied with, and I love to share that knowledge (it kinda comes naturally!)Share
Classroom F 9am to 12pm by Jan Quarles:
Love to knit or spin with wildly colored yarn or roving? Jan Quarles of Daily Fibers will show you how to handpaint sample rovings or yarn skeins and you’ll paint a few samples of your own. You’ll use several colors of dye and talk about safety features too, while learning the basic techniques of handpainting. Wear old clothes or bring and apron. Instructor will provide gloves, class notes, plastic wrap, dyes, plastic baggies and sample sized skeins of yarn and roving.Share
Check out the class page….classes for the 2014 festival are up!
Check them out….
Wagoner, OK – A little off the beaten path, we offer natural dyes, hand-dyed wool fabric and yarn, rug hooking kits and supplies, books, inkle looms, gift items, plus our famous lavender sachets! For a sneak peak, visit our Etsy store at www.etsy.com/shops/acrossgenerations
Billingsley, AL – I am a fiber farmer who raises Angora goats, Angora rabbits, and Shetland Sheep. The majority of my products come from the fiber straight off my farm including my specialty batts made with spinners and felters in mind. Other things you will find are Angelina, firestar, mohair locks, hand spun yarn from my angora goats, other hand spun yarn, undyed yarn and dye kits to dye yourself, and so much more. Looking forward to meeting you at my booth!
Ethridge, TN – Arcadia Alpacas has a gorgeous selection of alpaca yarn, roving, and items all made from our own beautiful herd of alpacas right here in middle Tennessee. We also have handmade soap, felted soap, and additional hand crafted items. Wet felting, needle felting, crochet and knitting demonstrations.
Greenbriar, TN – Project bags, needle bags, tote bags for yarn, swifts, and other handmade items for the knitter! Plus a glass bead(s) depicting knitting motifs and other knitting motif items.
Blue Leaf Arts
Nashville, TN – Beautiful woven scarves and shawls, handspun yarn, and the coolest photo cards.
Bon Aqua Cabin
Bon Aqua, TN - Soaps and Bath & Body products- All natural and hand-crafted.
Buckmaster Family Farm
Mt. Pleasant, TN – Tatting supplies, pattern books and hand-dyed threads, featuring GR-8 Shuttles handcrafted by the Shuttle Brothers. Hand-dyed and natural Icelandic fiber for spinning or felting.
Cedar Rock Ranch
Lebanon, TN – Meet the alpacas and see their wonderful fleece. We will have raw fleece, roving, yarn and felt for display and purchase. All is from the alpacas on our farm and has been processed in Tennessee. Home grown awesome fiber!
Murfreesboro, TN – Dazzling Ewe is a mother-daughter venture that makes handmade stitch markers that will not snag your yarn and add a little bling to your knitting project. Be sure to check out our Mood Bead markers. We also have sterling silver yarn-related earrings that add a little fun to your accessories.
Fayetteville, TN – Hand-dyed and exotic fibers, combs, cards, hackles, specialty yarns, Deertrace Farm Quill wheel, drop spindles
Ducksnort Fiber & Jewelry
Woodbury, TN – Ducksnort Fiber & Jewelry is a mother-daughter duo making uniquely handcrafted textiles and jewelry. Ann spins & knits all of the lovely hats, shawls, sweaters and scarves, while Mae uses sterling silver, copper and natural gemstones to create beautiful, one of a kind necklaces, bracelets, shawl pins, rings and earrings.
Crossville, TN – Fiber Arts. Hand spun yarn, art batts, local fiber, felting, weaving, one of a kind finished fiber art products
Black Mountain, NC – Hand painted wool & mohair. One of a kind easy to follow patterns, baskets and handmade socks.
Christiana, TN – Everich farm is a fiber farm that loves and cares for a herd of Pygora goats and alpacas, and uses their lovely soft fleeces for hand felted hats original designs.
Far Out Farm
Cornersville, TN- The Romney Cotswold and Shetland sheep at Far Out Farm produce lovely fleece that is offered raw, washed, washed and dyed locks or roving processed in our mill. We carry exotic fiber from Peace of Yarn and beautifully dyed top from Chasing Rainbow. Our mill, Weathervane Wool, is now accepting fleece for processing (washing, picking, blending and carding). email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
Durant, OK- Will have pindrafted roving, merino and bamboo blends, Romney, Corriedale and BFL roving. Alpaca, Bamboo, Merino blend yarn, fingering and sport weight. Great for socks and scarves, etc. Merino, bamboo blend yarn, sport weight. Some finished goods, scarves, headbands, fingerless gloves.
Russellville, KY—In support of fiber artists and enthusiasts, we offer spinning and felting fibers and yarns; natural dyed, acid dyed and undyed. Our hand dyed fibers include drum-carded art batts for spinning as well as merino roving in braids. We stock a variety of luxury yarn blends and weights including lace, 2 fingering bases, 2 dk bases, worsted, and bulky. We have a supply of luxurious handspun yarns in fall colors. In addition, we sell locally made, collapsible, 3’ triangle looms in cherry wood. We also sell multiple accessories: stitch markers, patterns, focal beads, zipper pulls, eyeglass chains. Our newest products are our hand knit original designs and our upcycled bags. http://fiberecstasies.etsy.com
Old Hickory, TN – Handdyed, handspun fibers, yarns, batts, rovings. Clean undyed fleece free from Merino, Romeldale, Rambouillet, Cottswold, Corriedale, Cormo, Mohair, and others.
Huntsville, AL – Handspun yarn, dyed fiber, dryer balls, woven goods, spindles, dyed silk scarves and tie-dye cotton items.
Nashville, TN – Beading supplies, beading looms, Henry’s Attic Yarns/Fibers
Petersburg, TN- Breeder of llamas and alpacas for fiber, show and guard. Raw fiber, roving, yarn, plus finished alpaca products, needle felting supplies and drop spindles. Instruction in wet felting and needle felting.
Handmade Saori Weaving Studios & HanDen Studios
Peachtree, GA – We are official Saori studios and a dealer of Saori looms and accessories. Handmade Studio is located in Huntsville, AL and HanDen Studio is located in Peachtree City, GA. We offer Saori weaving classes, Saori looms, accessories, yarns, and hand woven products. Stop by to experience Saori weaving!
Hickory Bluff Farms
Mt. Juliet, TN – All things alpaca from our herd at Hickory Bluff Farms, including yarn, roving, rug yarn, socks, hats, gloves, hand woven scarves, patterns and more! Check out our new line of socks made in the USA from our own fiber, as well as a wide assortment of hand-woven scarves made on the farm.
Spring Hill, TN – Beautiful handmade stitch markers.
Jeannine’s Draperies & Interiors
Thompson Station, TN – Custom Knitting /project bags and Wool Appliqué Ipad covers and candle runners. I’ve had a busy drapery workroom for 21 yrs. and started knitting about 3 yrs ago. I couldn’t find a knitting bag I liked anywhere so I made one for myself out of some beautiful fabrics I had left over from drapery jobs. Everyone loved my knitting bag because they are one of a kind and they have lots of pockets and starting asking me to make them one so “Bags by Jeannine” was started. I’ve since come up with 2 more designs that will be available.
Rutledge, TN – I sell many different types of stitch markers including felted sheep markers, bead markers and snag-free markers. I also make felted and embroidered pendants and stitch marker storage tins along with embroidered accessory bags and dpn needle holders.
John D’s Wood Things
Bartlett, TN – Wood tools for the fiber arts: crochet hooks, knitting needles, Navajo spindles, drop spindles, shuttles, battens, knitty noddies, looms, inkle looms and much more.
Nashville, TN – We produce our own hand dyed yarns and wood and leather knitter’s tools. Hand-dyed merino wool yarns from lace to dk weight, wood and leather tools for fiber artists, knitting patterns
Lawson Sheep Shearing
Calhoun, KY – With all the shearing this year, Gary has a lot of fleece he’ll be bringing down….Romney, Merino and Jacob….just to name a few. Stop by the barn to see and feel the fleece.
Legacy Acres Mill & More
Manchester, TN – Yarns, roving bumps and batts to delight the fiber enthusiast. Our main fiber is alpaca but we also blend with Mohair, Merino and Bamboo. We have a few skeins of the beautiful Pygora
Looms by Denise
Nashville, TN- Handcrafted wood looms in 2 sizes, hand-dyed cotton loops and Cotton hand-woven hand dyed potholders and trivets.
MJ Wilkinson Pottery
Spring Hill, TN – MJ Wilkinson Pottery- Locally handmade pottery wares including wheel thrown and altered Yarn Bowls, Needle Crocks and Spindle Kates. Accessories include handmade Shawl Pins and Buttons as well as Essential Oil Stones. Studio located in Spring Hill,TN open to public by appointment 615-828-7436
On Golden Farm
Watertown, TN – Raw Icelandic sheep fleeces, up-cycled feed bag tote bags, & specialty jellies
P is for Primitive
Canton,MS – P is for Primitive carries a full line of rug hooking supplies. Wool, unique hooks, kits, and a complete line of rug hooking patterns for beginner to advanced. P is for Primitive also carries Oxford and Russian punch supplies as well as unique gifts for the sheep and fiber lover! Looking for a different gift for your favorite fiber friend? P is for Primitive will have it from unique knitting needles to wild socks to braided buckets.
Painted Alpaca Farm
Columbia, TN – “From Farm to Fasion” We do it all at our family owned alpaca farm. From raw alpaca fleece we wash, pick, card and blend, dye and spin to finished product. Have hand crocheted rugs of alpaca covered cording, dyed alpaca felted silk scarves, woven shawls and scarves using 3′ and 4′ wooden tri looms which we make. Handmade cedar crochet hooks, woven scarves using a table loom. Knitted and chrocheted scarves, hats and cowls. Dyed alpaca yarn, roving, batts, bumps and raw fleece. We will have spinning wheels.
Praise Song Farm
College Grove, TN – Praise Song Farm has Shetland Sheep and French Angora Rabbits available. We also have fleeces, roving, angora, cashmere, felted fleeces, shawls, and yarn.
Nashville, TN- Hand dyed yarn & fiber, fiber themed mugs, fiber themed embroidered items such as totes and T shirts.
Roan Creek Weaving
Pleasantville, TN– Roan Creek Weaving and Farm is located in Perry County Tennessee. I specialize in teaching weaving. I teach on loom techniques- both 4 harness and rigid heddle techniques, as well as cardweaving. I have kits and patterns for the busy beginning weaver. An avid spinner, I also keep Jacob sheep and angora rabbits so I bring handspun yarns and sell carded fibers as well as Alpaca fleece and fiber, colored cotton and linen.
Columbia, TN – Hand-carved crochet hooks, hand-turned knitting needles, sock stretchers, cutting boards and other handmade wooden items.
Pegram, TN – Pottery. Handmade yarn bowls.
Southern Delight Alpacas
Taft, TN-We hand shear our own alpacas and sheep. We have alpaca and Romney fleeces. I hand wash, kettle and hand dye the wool, hand pick and card the fiber into batts. I hand spin the batts into yarn. I then knit the yarn by hand into finished items hats, scarves, shawls and much more. I also hand and space dye roving. We have fleeces, roving, wool batts, yarn and finished items and much more for sale.
Spinning Moon Farm
Blissfield, MI – Wonderful roving blends that include wool, mohair and alpaca. We use Romney, Wensleydale, Shetland, Corriedale and Merino cross wools. Lovely three way swirls and natural colors. We also have a beautiful collection of hand woven items to offer.
Stony Hill Fiber Arts
Tryon, NC – Organic cotton knitting yarns: grown, spun, plied and dyed with pride in the USA. Painless patterns, kits and projects.
Tennessee Valley Fibers
Chattanooga, TN – Visit us for spinning wheels, a great variety of fibers, roving, drum carders, looms, brown sheep yarn, needles, and dye.
The Color Wheel
Meridianville, AL – At The Color Wheel you will find kettle dyed, hand painted and gradient dyed BFL and Merino fiber along with self-striping, kettle dyed and hand painted wool and wool blend yarns.
The Knaughty Knitter
Murfreesboro, TN – Murfreesboro’s local yarn store carries knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning supplies and books. We have locally produced yarns, our own line of patterns and hand crafted art yarns, and well, just a LOT of yarn! Check out our classes online and come see us
The Pita Pit
Nashville, TN – We are a healthy pita food truck that focuses on freshness.
Three Creeks Farm
Charlotte, TN- We sell Kromski spinning wheels and products, Interweave Press Books, Earthues Natural Dyes, Greener Shades Dye, Ashford books and felting supplies & fiber. We also sell fleeces and roving from our flock of Shetland sheep, hand crafted iron art, Felted fairies and dragons and dye plants. Visit our web site or contact us by phone or email.
Unwind Yarn Company
Hixson, TN – I offer gorgeous handdyed yarns in a variety of weights from fingering to bulky, as well as many different breeds of wool top dyed in amazing colors. I have been in business as an indie dyer for 9 years.
Wild Hair Studio
Crossville, TN- Home to Purebred Romeldale/CVM sheep and commercial wool sheep. Breeding stock, lambs for spinning flocks, raw fleeces, handmade crafts, roving, and other ready to spin fibers from our studio.
Etsy shop: wildhairfiber (http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildhairfiber)
Ravelry Group: Wild Hair Studio (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/wild-hair-studio).
Manchester, TN – Alpaca blend roving, handspun alpaca yarn, handknit hats, scarves & shibori dyed silk scarf.
We’re down to the last few days for workshop proposals…if you have something you’d like to teach, go to the class page to submit your proposal. So excited.Share
Just a reminder that all workshop proposals are due in by the 31st of July. If you would like to submit a proposal for a class and have not done so yet, please go to the link in the class page to fill out the form. Looking forward to some groovy workshops this year.Share