2014 Festival

Well…here goes….we’re so excited to announce that the date has been set for the 2014 festival…mark your calendars for November 1st, 2014.  Many more details to come.

The success of this year’s festival has already made us so excited to plan forward.  Hope all of you will add this to your must do list for 2014.

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Thank you

We would like to thank everyone who made it out to visit the festival this year.  We are so pleased that we have such a great community event….and that is due to all of you.  Hopefully you had a chance to sit in the spinning/craft circle or enjoy the children’s activities and animals.

Thank you to all the vendors and instructors for their time and hard work….so many beautiful things to see, touch, smell and eat.

And thank you to our staff…who did a great job of keeping everything on track, running smoothly and headed in the right direction.


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2013 Vendors

2013 Vendors
Across Generations
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

Amish Country Fibers
Lawrenceburg, TN- Home of the largest Old Order Amish Community in the world. Come and visit our Amish Farm, where we have our bi-yearly “Sheep to Shawl” seminars. We have a selection of hand spun yarns, Shetland, Alpaca, Angora and Mohair fibers, and a few Amish made baskets. Also the only Tennessee dealer of Spin-O-Lution Spinning wheels and products.

Angora Acres
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!

Arcadia Alpacas
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.

Asparagus Gardner
Spencer, TN – Giant, German, and English angora rabbits for sale and fine rabbit angora wool for spinning and felting.

BlueBird Legacy Farm
Cookeville, TN – BlueBird Legacy is an eclectic mix of wonderful natural fibers and gorgeous glass beads.  We love vintage finds and many times include these into our piece of handcrafted artwork.  We offer vintage art quilt kits, various types of hand sewn and crafted jewelry, hand painted yarn, the original Melange yarn and a mixture of several types of fiber to create that wonderful piece with great texture.

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 sheep and alpaca fiber for spinning or felting.

Bur Oak Studios
Avon, IN – Jewelry and other items made by recycling/repurposing aluminum knitting needles and crochet hooks.

Cedar Creek Baskets
Linden, TN – Making wooden bottomed baskets in middle TN for over 6 years.  Stop by to see large baskets to store fiber in, handmade laundry/afghan basket sizes, totes, as well as baskets for the home and office.

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!

Cherry Farms
Halls, TN – Breeders of Suffolk, Dorset, Corriedale. and Natural Color sheep. The crossbreeding of the Corriedale and Natural Color sheep has produced some beautiful silver fleeces.

Classic Spinner
Ethridge, TN – Hand spun yarn, knitted and crocheted items, shawls, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves.

Daily Fibers
Murfreesboro, TN- Hand-painted merino, BFL and blended fiber, hand-painted sock yarns, locks and art batts.

Deertrace Farm
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.

Everich Farm
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- Cotswold, Romney and Shetland wool and roving. Blends and Exotics also available. Chasing Rainbows and Peace of Yarn roving.

Fibers BeJeweled
Old Hickory, TN – Hand painted and kettle dyed alpaca, merino, rambouillet, cotswold, romney, and corriedale. Fleece, locks, art batts, roving, and yarns available.

Fiber Dreams
Arlington, TN – Art Batts, (Including Super Wash Wool Batts this year), Hand Spun Yarn, Polymer Clay Buttons and Pins. Handmade Sheep Greeting Cards

Fiber Ecstasies
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

Frugal Fibers
Cookville, TN – French Angora rabbits and wool, knitted items, roving, recycled yarn all at affordable prices

Gary Lawson
Evanston, IN – 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.

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.

Haus of Yarn
Nashville, TN – Your local yarn shop on wheels!
ravelry group http://www.ravelry.com/groups/haus-knitters

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.

hps designs
Spring Hill, TN – Beautiful handmade stitch markers.

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.

Karis’ Angora Rabbitry
Pikeville, TN -

Knitting Notions
Nashville, TN – We produce our own hand dyed yarns and wood and leather knitter’s tools.

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.

My Heavenly Creations
Memphis, TN – “Just Like Paradise”. That’s our motto and philosophy. Handcrafted soaps, hand poured candles, luxury spa products (lotions/creams, bath bombs, lip balm, bath salts, and more).  We use only the best ingredients in our products. The scents are strong and lather is robust.

On Golden Farm
Watertown, TN – Raw Icelandic sheep fleeces, up-cycled feed bag tote bags, & specialty jellies

Ozark Carding Mill, LLC
Durant, OK- Ozark Carding Mill is owned and operated by Gail and Jim White. We’ve been in business processing fiber for 18 years. Gail is a certified wool classer and has judged fleeces shows in several states, the most recent TN State Fair. Jim joined Gail full time in the mill in 2006. Prior to that he kept the machines up and running.  We process most fibers into roving for hand spinning, batts for felting and yarn for knitting. Our retail offers, roving, art batts, and yarns from different fibers. Come visit us at the show. 

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 – Handmade knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, other apparel using alpaca fleece some of which comes from our alpacas.  Hand woven scarves, few fiber toys and few other small apparel.

Pastiche Knitwear
Knoxville, TN -  http://pasticheknits.blogspot.com/

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.

Rain’s Obsessive 
Nashville, TN- Hand dyed yarn & fiber, fiber themed mugs, fiber themed embroidered items such as totes and T shirts.

River’s Edge Fiber Arts
Grand Ledge, MI – Providing the finest of fibers, yarns and equipment.

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.

Russ Peterson
Columbia, TN – Handcarved crochet hooks; handturned knitting needles; sock stretchers; cutting boards

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.

Spartickes Dyes
Nashville, TN – We specialize in hand dyed yarn and project bags for all your knitting and crocheting needs.

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 Blue Porch Restaurant
Woodbury, TN – Wanda and Aaron Thompson of The Blue Porch, bring the great food and comfort of their well known bed and breakfast in Readyville, Tennessee to our festival. Stop by for a bit of breakfast or lunch.  Yum!

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 Yarn Haven
Knoxville, TN – We sell hand-dyed yarn and roving as well as hand-crafted items from Tennessee artisans…such as yarn caddies, yarn bowls, shawl pins, dryer balls, crocheted earrings, stitch markers, etc.  We are also a dealer of Ashford spinning wheels and looms.

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.

Tippy Goat Farms
Lebanon, TN – We raise alpacas, Angora goats, Babydoll sheep, and Shetland sheep, as well as non fiber breeds of goats such as Myotonics, Nubians, Lamanchas, and Alpines.

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.
webpage (https://sites.google.com/site/wildhairstudio/)
Etsy shop:  wildhairfiber (http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildhairfiber)
Ravelry Group: Wild Hair Studio (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/wild-hair-studio).

Willow Tree Farm
Summertown, TN – Local Amish made rugs on their homemade loom.  They are sturdy, variety of colors and made from salvage fringe.  They can be made in any length and any color of stripes or solids.  Machine washable and they will make any home look warm and inviting.

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Stop by Looms by Denise for a little lesson:
Class time approx. 1 hour in my booth “Looms and Potholders by Denise”
$ 10.00
Will supply loom, loopers and tools.
Whether your a beginner or an experienced weaver, visit my booth and have some fun. You will choose from over 20 colors of hand dyed loopers, then design and weave your potholder / trivet. I will have patterns and give instructions for you to weave and cast off your work. You will walk away with “one of a kind” that you made, that will last for years.

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Darlene Dralus

Darlene will be teaching Drop Spinning for Beginners in Classroom B1 from 1pm – 1:30pm.

Darlene came to the fiber arts relatively late, but has been knitting for the last 8 years and spinning for the last 6. She credits The Knaughty Knitter for her introduction to fiber and for providing a great space to practice and learn. She enjoys regular spinning circles with the Nashville Spinsters and classes with Lynn Vogel. Alpaca is her fiber of choice.


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Galyna Batewell

Galyna will be teaching The Mystique of Russian Lace in Classroom B2 from 1pm – 3pm.  A little about Galyna:

My life started in a small town in the south- eastern part of the Ukraine, former republic of the Soviet Union. I am a teacher by profession & by heart. Love to teach and share my knowledge with others. Graduated Kiev Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, with a Masters degree in English & Spanish and worked as an English & Spanish teacher for 11 years in the Ukraine. In 1993 I came to USA and worked as a teacher of Ukrainian literature, language, history & art at the private school run by the Christian Orthodox Russian church for Ukrainian- Americans in New York , NY. In 1995 I got married and moved to Tennessee and now live on a small ranch in Ethridge, TN. In August 2012 I became a proud Citizen of the USA!

Since being a little girl I spent a lot of time with my Grandmother. All my life growing up I was taught by my Grandmother how to knit & crochet.. And now nearly 50 years later the crochet hook which my Grandmother gave to me is still in my hands.

But to tell you the truth I never learned to spin from my Grandmother. In 2006 I leaned to spin & now it’s the new passion of my life. I spin on several different wheels and on different spindles too, including Russian way of spinning & creating Orenburg gossamer web yarn. I am collecting not only spinning wheels but spindles too. My ETSY shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lusy. My work – no , it is not work, it is doing something that I enjoy. I’ve written 2 articles for Spin Off Magazine & Piecework. I offer private lessons in spinning, knitting & crocheting.

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The Quilting Instructors

RJ Haddle will be teaching Quilting along with Tammy Lillegard, Gretchen Jordan and Pat Johnson in Classroom D from 9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm.  You will be in two sessions to complete your project.

R.J. Hadle is a weaver and sewer of all things.  Quilting is one favorite way of using up fabric and getting something useful and beautiful.  R.J. lives on a small farm outside Murfreesboro and is content doing chicken and goat related chores…

Tammy Lillegard has been quilting since 1984.  She continures to take classes and teaches others.  Her love of quilts was the reason she took her first quilting class in 1984.  There were too many quilts she wanted to own.  The first class was a sampler of 12 blocks all hand pieced and hand quilted.  Now in the 21st century she prefers to piece by machine and send out her quilts to be quilted.  Quilting has always been a way to find like minded friends in any community she lives in.  She has lived in Murfeesboro since 1997 when her husband retired from the Air Force.

Gretchen Jordan has been married 51 years and enjoys qulting.  She started quilting after her daughter learned to quilt and encouraged her to try.  Gretchen loves quilting because it gives her an opportunity to make something pretty and usful for herself and others.

Pat Johnson was brought up by a mother that loved quilting, hence some of that knowledge rubbed off.  She uses the experience to sew with a local quilting group and has learned more about quilting and piecing to give her the confidence to make a few quilts on her own.  She lives in the country and loves sewing, cooking and just hanging out with her kids

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Gayle Roberts

Gayle will be teaching Needle Felted Santa in Classroom B2 from 9am – 12pm.  Many of you have seen the sweet sheepies floating around fiber festivals from Gayle’s classes….here is your chance to felt a lovely Christmas ornament:

Gayle Roberts of Wild Hair Studio has been an artist for over 25 years.  She is an accomplished felter and enjoys sharing her felting knowledge through her workshops and classes.  Wild Hair Studio carries a selection of rovings and fleeces raised on their family farm, including wool from their flock of purebred Romeldale/CVM sheep.

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Weave with The Knaughty Knitter

Weave for Fun! – Saturday Nov 2 at the Fiber in the Boro – 10-4. The looms are already warped and you can come in and try them out. We’ll teach you some basics, you can weave a scarf, table runner or just a piece of fabric you’ll sew into something later! Use one color or many. You can just relax and enjoy the easy part of the weaving without all the hassle of warping – take that class later if you need to. Class is $30 for two hours and you purchase the yarn to weave with (weft) or pay a small materials fee to use a lot of different yarns from the store stash. Sign up in advance to assure your color choices and a time to weave.

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Jason Lambert

Jason will be teaching Needle Felt an Angry Bird Character in Classroom A2 from 1pm – 4pm.  Check it out.

Jason learned to needle felt while helping his Mom in her Three Creeks Farm booth.  He lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife, two dogs and two ferrets.

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