August 12 & 13, 2022
Black Cat Fibers started when the search for 'the perfect color' left it’s founders empty handed. “Our love for yarn and color keeps us inspired to continue experimenting and pushing the boundaries of all that color can do.” “We are a small business- we dye yarn in small batches with fibers we love to work with ourselves.”
Liza Q. Wirtz, better known as Q (or the Chief Feline :-)), weaves freestyle on SAORI floor looms, cards, and spins at her fiber-arts studio, the Foldout Cat. Q also teaches freespirited weaving on SAORI looms and others, art-batt carding on her beloved Strauch carders, and basic spinning on her herd of wheels from lots of different wheelmakers. And she sells unique and custom-made art batts, finished woven items, and weaving, spinning, and carding tools, equipment, and supplies. Q’s other creative hats include those of sourdough baker, musician, and - yes, really - estate-planning attorney. She believes that everyone is an artist, and she teaches fiber arts to prove it to them. Come make with us!
As a spinner myself I understand how frustrating and how overwhelming it can be to try to find the right drop spindle. There are a lot of spindles out there in a wide range of prices, from toy wheels glued to dowels to diamond encrusted whorls with ebony shafts. My goal is to make unique tools that are affordable and work well.
Knitting Notions is a family owned and operated business. We opened in 2005 with our first product, our handmade Yarn Swifts, and have added to our product line as our business grew. We now produce a large line of handmade wood and leather products as well as hand dyed merino wool yarns. 99% of the products that we sell are made by us or another American small businesses.
Apothefaery is constantly crafting deep in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. A hand spinner of 19 years, she now runs a full-time fiber business, has three adorable little boys running amok on her farm, and raises curly sheep and French angoras! Faery teaches felting, dyeing and art yarn spinning/weaving at a variety of locations round the US, while spending a large portion of each year on the road appearing at various fiber festivals.
I am a maker of handwoven fabrics. My garments are now carrying areas of nuno felt that I create. My line of handwoven wearables often incorporate areas of handmade fabrics and surface design from fellow fiber artists. These collaborations, known as LIZ SPEAR & FRIENDS, invigorate my creativity and emphasize the one-of-a-kind nature of my clothing. I exhibit these garments throughout the year, mostly in North Carolina. Teaching fills up part of every year. I mentor creative process through demonstrations and workshops. Currently, nuno felting and sewing handmade and/or handwoven cloth are the focus of my classes.
NEAL HOWARD likes to create things that stand out in a crowd. For more than 30 years she has been hand dyeing silk yarn, and hand weaving it into wearable art. Her subtle color transitions, and rich spatial patterning, result in an unusual aesthetic with unmistakable panache. Whether you buy HENCEFORTH YARNS to create your own fiber designs, or step out in Neal’s handwoven scarves and wearable art, Neal’s luxurious fields of color indulge your senses!
Cribleman Alpacas & Fiber Arts Studio and Alpacas of Cherry Run
The collaboration between Cribleman Alpacas and Fiber Art Studio and Alpacas of Cherry Run hits an alpaca home run! Together they produce both Huacaya and Suri fiber, yarn and finished products. At Cribleman Fiber Arts Studio, Jane brings beautiful fiber of all types to the individual crafter and artist. Offerings include my own alpaca fiber (both Suri and Huacaya). Often blended with fine wool, silk, bamboo, and other fibers, I offer batts and roving for the hand spinner and felter, as well as beautiful yarns to knit and crochet. Shawls and scarves are offered with various fibers, including cotton, Tencel, alpaca and wool. At Cherry Run, Lori and Kenneth raise well-conformed, healthy, and quality alpacas. Lori teaches hand spinning, felting and fiber processing. Their store includes alpaca yarn, alpaca clothing, fiber arts supplies and Lori’s signature felted hats.
It’s the yarnie pins for me. I started designing enamel pins almost 2 years ago and I can say that it brings me so much joy. I hope it makes you smile every time you receive one of my pins!
The Tail Spinner is a full-service fiber arts shop, providing quality yarns, spinning wheels, looms, fiber, needles and tools, classes and much more. We are located in old historic downtown Richlands, just down the street from the County Museum and Library. We teach knitting, crochet, hand spinning, and weaving, and we also do demonstrations on fiber preparation, dyeing, felting, and other fiber arts. We hope you get a chance to visit us soon!
Our purpose is to educate and assist in the production and use of animal fibers. From herd health and shearing to the completion of finished products, we offer services and classes to suit your needs.
Here on our farm we raise hardy Icelandic sheep on lush Tennessee grass pastures. We started our flock in 2012 with four outstanding registered animals - Ebony, Rhonna, Victoria, and Hagrid - and our flock is growing exponentially! Each spring we have select Icelandic ram/whether lambs for sale. Our Studio Shop offers both full fleeces and processed roving from our twice-yearly shearings. We also offer spinning, tatting and weaving supplies, hand dyed threads and classes in a variety of fiber arts.
After spending Undergrad and Grad School at Savannah College of Art and Design, I found my day job didn’t offer the creative inspiration I craved. Knitting became my outlet, then my side hustle, and now my full-time venture. From casual wine and dye nights, to teaching classes, to pop-up shows, knitting has introduced me to people I cherish. I hope our yarns not only help you with your next project but also welcome you into our creative community.
For as long as I can remember, I have used my knitting and sewing craft to make personal gifts for family and friends. I receive the most fulfillment and gratification by seeing others find joy in my handmade creations. At Buttonjar Studio, I combine the elements of texture, color and pattern to form the basis of my products. My core product is project bags, which are functional for one’s knitting projects but also have other everyday uses such as market and tote bags.
We process fiber in our cottage mill in Heath Springs, SC. We also raise a variety of livestock, including Huacaya Alpaca, Rex Rabbits, and Angus cattle and honeybees.
Erica was taught many years ago to crochet by her Great grandma, Big Mom. She is a self-taught knitter and loom knitter. She is committed to providing the highest quality information on crochet, knitting, and loom knitting.
Hand Dyed Diva is a line of vibrant, rich, exhilaratingly colorful hand-dyed yarn and fibers that are fabulously fun to work with! We offer a wide range of colorways to suit your projects, and we’re happy to talk with you about your special color needs. We take special orders in quantities of six skeins or more. Many of our bases are made of US raised and processed wool, milled right here in our home state of North Carolina. We welcome the opportunity to work with local yarn shops to create trunk shows and special programs. Give us a shout!
Hello there! My name is, Siobhan, the lady behind the hook and pots here at Yarn Over Floyd. I've always been interested in history and where our roots grow from. Moving to the mountains of Virginia, I've become even more engrossed with learning how to do things the way our ancestors did in the past. Not only for nostalgia but to get back to the simplicity that was, all those years ago. My fiber love has grown into a love of natural dying. Making use of what we have here on the farm and grow in our garden quickly merged into my passion for yarn. I started foraging, collecting, and saving what we have here to put into pots and dye my yarn. I've really enjoyed being able to utilize scraps from the kitchen, spent flowers from the garden, and weeds that grow wild on the roadsides.
We create fine, hand made fiber tools for the discerning fiber artist. From various types of spindles and wheels to tools to help with production.
Our farm is home to Shetland and Jacob sheep, Angora goats, Suri Alpaca and Angora Rabbits. We offer quality livestock, washed and raw fleeces, roving for spinning, and yarns and felting fabric produced from the fiber of our own livestock. Our philosophy is that the well being of the animals comes first. I strongly emphasize preventive, low input approaches to animal health and offer a written guarantee on the health of all animals sold. My goal is to produce food and fiber in as sustainable a manner as possible.
Offering a wide range of tools and supplies for fiber artists of every type. We are Dealers for Schacht, Glimakra, Lendrum, and more. We are also the exclusive source for antique Structo loom reeds and heddles. Our book selection is quite extensive and includes some used and out-of-print selections. Let us know what you’re looking for!
A Charlotte staple since 2008, The Fibre Studio is primarily an indie dyeing studio with a small retail space, offering a large selection of natural, undyed, and hand-dyed yarns. We pride ourselves on our colorfastness, consistency, and fiber selection in generously-proportioned skeins and cakes. We can also personalize kits and projects to our customers’ preferences.
While our fiber can be found in a small elite group of local yarn shops, we also sell directly to the public at various fiber shows throughout the southeast and eastern seaboard via hosted trunk shows (pop-up shops), as well as via our online shop.
Our luxury natural fiber is magical for many reasons but our products are special because we're constantly innovating, updating existing products, and pushing the fiber's limits. Alpaca is warmer than wool, soft like cashmere, and super versatile! Alpaca’s hollow core is what makes this fiber unique. Alpaca provides insulation for extra warmth, moisture wicking for dryness, anti-microbial for minimal laundering, fire-retardant for extra safety, hypo-allergenic for sensitive skin. The breathability makes it suitable for a variety of climates and functions.
Our socks are made with great pride in the hosiery capital of the country, North Carolina.
We are a family business that remains dedicated to the natural beauty of handmade exotic goods from Peru. Our Latin heritage lives and breathes through our creativity and our women. We aim to bring the most spectacular items through innovating quality products through a sustainable production process.
Lucky Silver Fiber Arts is a one-woman operation specializing in art yarns and custom fiber creations. She expertly dyes, cards, and spins fiber into beautifully crafted art yarns. With the resulting yarn, she crochets, weaves, and creates specialty items ranging from skirts and boleros to jewelry and wall hangings. If you have a special yarn in mind, a batt you'd love to spin, or a finished product that you haven't seen anywhere else, she will collaborate with you and make a couture creation that is uniquely yours! If you're looking for a crazy art batt to spin your own yarn from or some beautiful handspun yarn, look no further!
I’ve always had a passion for knitting, luxury yarns, and yoga! My dream was to one day bring all these together, pack them onto wheels, and hit the road to share my love with people like you. The Traveling Yarn Yogi, LLC, is a dream that became a reality on September 22, 2019. It could not happen without the help, and carpentry talents, of my dad and his friend, Mr. Wiggins. The construction of Purl began in July 2019 when we converted the inside of a mobility bus into a mobile yarn shop as you see it today.
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Find inspiration and the tools to take your craftsmanship to the next level! LoftyFiber loves to help both beginners and experienced fiber artists to reach their personal lofty goals! We developed TempoTreadle to help achieve error and stress free weaving, and TempoWeave design software is in development. We provide high quality looms, spinning wheels and other equipment as well as gorgeous yarns and fibers. We hope you visit us at our store in downtown Easley, South Carolina, online, or at a fiber event.
We make things for fiber people. Spindles, spindle bowls, Niddy-noddys, stitch markers, little looms, cable needles, shawl pins, and so much more!!
Our wool comes from our lovely sheep who are growing the wool for us. We have been raising sheep for about 20 years. We began with a few and now have a large herd. We have several breeds of sheep. Finnsheep make up the majority of our flock with Cormo and Icelandic rounding it out. The journey has been interesting and adventurous taking us down many trails. There is something happening all of the year. Farms are busy places.
Designed with the craft dyer in mind, the Mill House Yarn Shop focuses on using natural fibers that can easily be dyed with acid and/or reactive dyes. Wherever possible, these fibers are sourced through U.S. suppliers – providing a product that is both U.S. grown and U.S. spun.
In addition to the classic yarns you would expect from an experienced mill (3-ply worsted, wool yarns), we are always searching out more luxurious and exotic fiber blends from around the world to create yarns you can’t get anywhere else!
We are very excited to share with you the list of vendors who joined us for the Southern Comforts Fiber Market in 2022
The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For
Pluff Mudd Farm
JeNan Wood and Fiber
Fiber Sisters/Spirit Fiber Works
Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets
Apothefaery Luxury Fibers
Cormack Needle Felting
Liz Spear Handwoven
Neal The Weaver/ Henceforth Yarns
Harvest Moon Handspun/Clay Cat
Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill
Queen City Yarn
Cedar Hill Farm Company, LLC
3 Creeks Farm
Buckmaster Family Farm
J & E Homestead, LLC
Knitty Gritty Fibers
Windy Wool Windings
Poplar Springs Ranch
Foggy Mountain Fibers
Mountain Meadow Farm
Handweavers Guild of America
Dusty's Vintage Buttons
Iria Yarn bCompany