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.”
The Spunky Sheep started in 2016, as a way to reinvent myself after multiple surgeries, and has evolved into a way for me to encourage and support those around me through fiber arts. I offer a wide range of yarn weights and bases along with a wide range of spinning/felting blends.
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.
We are very excited to share with you the list of vendors who will be joining us for the Southern Comforts Fiber Market on August 13 & 14!
Please check out their websites (if available), and make your plans to shop with them at the market, or think about placing a pre-order for pickup at the show.
It has been a long, lonely, hard year for we sociable fiber folks, definitely not enough NEW fiber petting has gone on. (And you know it’s more fun to touch the skeins and smell the wool before you put them in your cart!)
Let the anticipation begin!!!
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