Commercial Exhibitors

Jennifer Gould Designs

Extraordinary handmade fabric dolls, beautiful hand printed fabrics and self-published patterns. Find out more about Jennifer and her artistry at Jennifer is also on Facebook and teaches her many techniques at her home and other locations.


Georgia Yarn Company

owned by Michael and Cheryl White, will be offering a variety of cotton, silk, linen yarn and also silk fiber. You can learn more about them at Michael is also a seminar leader pesenting "Cotton From Field to Yarn" (The History of Cotton in Georgia) during the conference.


Village Crafters 

Owned by Carol Oslage will be making available to you handwoven baskets which are traditional, historical and decorative. You can’t have too many baskets.


Out of Hand Studios

The business side of Alexa Urquhart presents to you an opportunity to see and savor her beautiful one-of-a-kind glass beads, whether for your clothing or as embellishment for you to wear. 


Sawyer Bee

owned by Mitch and Julie Bray, focuses on weaving accessories such as the Warping Square and Ball winders, that make your winding and warping experience better. The Warping Square is a rotary warping device for a sectional beam and can also be used to make chains. It comes in a motorized or manual version. We also make ball winders. You can get an introduction to their wares at


Threadbender Yarn Shop

Owned by Juliane Anderson and managed by daughter, Becca Anderson, will provide a rich selection of yarn, fiber, weaving and spinning tools, and a variety of other fiber accoutrement. Classes in weaving, spinning, dyeing and knitting will take you to the next level of being a fiber artist. Find out more at, Facebook, and Instagram.


Team Effort Artisans

Owned by Kelly Dubois Brandt, at, Also found on Facebook. Kelly offers a wide variety of wool products and fiber arts resources, such as hats, wearables, felting supplies, books and home décor. She raises a spinner's flock of sheep and uses their wool for felting, spinning, quilting, locker hooking and other fiber arts. She offers raw and washed fleeces, naturally colored roving and batting, dyed rovings, and spun yarns.  Kelly also offers some blends of wool and llama from her sister's herd.  In addition, she offers classes in felting, locker hooking, shoe making, hat making, spinning, rug making, sheep husbandry, and other arts.


Clear Sky Alpacas

Operated by Rick and Kathy Ainsworth will sell finished alpaca products that are grown and produced here in Michigan. They raise Huacaya alpacas which are known for being fluffy like a teddy bear. Learn more at and their Facebook page.


BullSheep Fibery and Dyeworks

An enterprise operated by Sarah Mauragis has offerings of personally designed hand spindles, hand-dyed yarn and some really interesting and soft rolags for spinning. Check out her Etsy site at


River’s Edge Fiber Arts

Owned by Carol Larsen, providing the finest of fibers, yarns and related equipment to all fiber artists. There is more to learn at


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