Commercial Exhibitors

 

Jennifer Gould Designs

offers extraordinary handmade fabric dolls, beautiful hand printed fabrics and self-published patterns. Find out more about Jennifer and her artistry at JenniferGouldDesigns.com. 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 gayarnco.com. Michael is also a seminar leader teaching 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. They also make ball winders. You can get an introduction to their wares at sawyerbee.com

 

Threadbender Yarn Shop

a brick and mortar store 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. They are dealers for Schacht Spindle Co, and carry yarn and fiber produced by Juicy Yarns. Many well-known brands can be found, along with a large selection of dyeable and hand-dyed yarn and fiber. You’ll find plenty of variety and value. Find out more at threadbenderinc.com, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Team Effort Artisans

owned by Kelly Dubois Brandt, at teameffortartisans.com, 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 Alpaca

operated by Rick and Kathy Ainsworth will sell finished alpaca products that are grown and produced here in Michigan. They raise Huacaya alpacas and a variety of egg producing chicken breeds.  Their alpaca fleece is used for spinning, felting, weaving, and other fiber arts. They offer raw and washed fleeces as well as natural and hand dyed drum carded batts, and spun yarn. Kathy also offers blended alpaca that has been mixed with wool obtained from fellow Michigan farmers. In addition to their fiber, crafters and artisans will find, feathers grown on Clear Sky Alpaca and wooden buttons made from trees growing on the property.  Triangle and rectangle looms for continuous strand weaving will be available. Learn more at clearskyalpacas.com 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 https://www.etsy.com/listing/509958011.

 

River’s Edge Fiber Arts

owned by Carol Larsen, provides the finest of fibers, yarns and related equipment with an emphasis on USA made, upcycled and/or ecologically produced fiber. Carol has a very exclusive line of fibers many of which are hard to find. You will also find continuous gradient yarns, speckled yarns and double-dyed variations, along with hand-wound and dyed warps. Solemate Socks, accessories and Schacht Spindle products, round out this booth. There is more to learn at https://www.riversedgefiberarts.com

 

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