August 11 & 12, 2023
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 or online.
I'm Andrew(he/him), the Creative Yarn Officer of the Briar Patch. I've been knitting for about 6 years, and crocheting for 2. Knitting has always been an unwinding tool for me to relax after a long day. And the more and more I explore the wonderful world of fibre arts, the deeper I fell in love. I have plans to learn weaving and spinning as soon as time frees up a titch.
I live in Charlotte, NC with my partner, our two dogs (Ollie and Diesel), and two cats (Basil and Sage). When I'm not knitting I'm usually drinking tea or coffee depending on how much more energy I need to get everything I need to get done, done.
At the moment, I am a one-man show. But I'm so excited to see where this journey takes me. And I'm so happy you're coming along for the ride!
Never duplicated...always one-of-a-kind! You will always turn heads with these handcrafted items. Professional quality, high end fibers always used and most importantly... year round joy when you put an accessory from Yours By Design on or give it as a gift!
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!
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.
Be sure to follow me, you never know where I’ll be next.
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.
Spinolution Dealer, handmade drop spindles Batts, rovings, rolags, and more! Check out my new book, "Yarn Spinning With a Modern Twist: A Beginners Guide to Using a Drop Spindle"
Robin’s Promise Yarn, dyed in Williamsburg, VA, is the result of Susan Dickerson’s bird-watching and owning a yarn shop in Williamsburg, VA. She believes that there is no greater palette than nature’s, which is why all her colors are named after birds and nature. The name comes from Susan’s belief that robins are the harbingers of hope and good things to come – the promise of hope.
Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets is micro independent yarn company who specializes in hand painting yarn in rich color ways.We dye high quality yarns in naturals fibers such cotton wool, Mohair and Alpaca.You can find our yarn in the shop, a few retails shops and fiber festivals.
Our shop is filled with colorful items designed and made in our home studio. The clothing and home decor items are made from handwoven fabric. We use recycled cotton, bamboo/rayon, Tencel, seacell, wool, and recycled yarn. Many of the yarns are also hand dyed. You will also find weaving kits and weaving patterns.
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
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.
At 4,000 square feet, Friends & Fiberworks is the largest yarn shop in the Southeast. “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it,” jokes Lisa Mackey who opened the shop to promote
community and support fiber artists’ “habits and addictions.” Lisa says raising sheep
inspired her to take up spinning, then knitting, weaving, and felting. “We had all this
fiber and had to figure out what to do with it,” she says.
I sell art batts, handspun yarn, and finished creations ranging from clothing to jewelry to art.
A Charlotte staple since the fall of 2008, The Fibre Studio is primarily an indie dyeing studio with a small retail space, which offers 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.
Mohair products for fiber artists. Dyed and natural fiber, rolags, batts, and yarns.
Where spinners find luxury fibers straight from the farm, and shepherds see their fiber turned into yarn.
Check out our Featured Colorways! We want to become your favorite hand-dyed luxury yarn. Bright, soft, and durable for all your maker needs.
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