Our 2019 Vendors

Vendors Detail

A River of Yarn

A River of Yarn is a studio and an online business specializing in luxury and affordable hand knitting/crochet yarns, patterns and accessories.

Owned and operated part-time by Tracy Minnema since 2015. A River of Yarn is a Canadian distributor of the NEKO curved double point knitting needles from Germany. Teaching classes makes up a large part of the business. Tracy offers lessons from beginner to advanced techniques in the studio. She travels Ontario taking part in various fibre festivals.

You can find Tracy as a guest speaker at various guilds and shows, presenting seminars and hands-on workshops.
Find out more about A River of Yarn here.

Aberdeen's Wool Company

We are Kawartha Lakes longest running brick and mortar local yarn shop.  Located on Kent Street in Lindsay Ontario.  We opened our door December 2012, and have seen our little company grow to include some fantastic developments.

We have our own in house, indie dyed yarn line called “Tangled Poets”  It’s inspired by free spirited knitting and my love of music and road trips.  During the summer months, you will often find Amanda and I rambling around at various fibre festivals through Ontario, and usually one out of province festival a year.  (Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or twitter) to see our next location.

Our shop is open 7 days a week, with the exception of summers (we close on Sunday’s to enjoy time with our families) 

Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly

Corinne Côté and Kathy Enright raise alpacas at their Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly farm near Oxford Station. In addition to their 45 alpacas, they also have 2 llamas, 3 angora goats and 2 baby doll sheep. Corinne is a qualified sorter and classer of alpaca fibre so once she has batched the yearly harvest, with Kathy, they decide what the best end uses are for each of the grades and lengths of wool.  This helps to insure the best quality end products. 

After sorting and classing, the wool is sent to various mini-mills to be washed and spun into yarn and carded into rovings and batts. Alpaca Wool comes in 22 different natural shades.  All the products come back from the mill in their natural shades.  Kathy hand paints some of the yarns.  She also washes and dyes mohair locks. 

Kathy & Corinne’s love of the fibre arts has taken them down many different roads.  Their current passion is turning various fibres including alpaca, merino and silk into nuno felted scarves, decorative houseware, frameable art, felted soaps, practical eco-friendly dryer balls and upcycled scarves. In addition to alpaca, they sell merino, silk, angelina. prefelts, silk hankies and much more. Kathy and Corinne also enjoy sharing their love of the fibre arts by offering all types of courses at their farm. 

Créations Mirdi

We started recycling dead wood in 2006 and all our wood is dryed naturally. We only use ecological products to finish our products.

We started by making natural wooden butttons, then coloured buttons, pin sets, scarf buckles, crochets hooks and broaches. We have always worked with the fibre industry and we are serving customers throughout the country with our online web site.

Lately, we started producing wooden badges that are mainly used to put on linen bags which are used to store wool and other fibre material. Each boutique has its own logo printed on wood, metal or plastic.

Dolphina

Dolphina Collective is first and foremost dolphina bags but also a collective of indie dyers carefully curated based on love of fibre, work ethic and most importantly, friendship.

It’s also fun fibre related accessories, special finds and also provide the Chiaogoo needles and tools.

Farm To Cable Yarns

Farm to Cable Yarns is an online natural yarn shop based in Ontario which carries natural yarns made by small producers and independent dyers largely from the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe – including Hillesvag (Norway), Tukuwool (Finland), Retrosaria (Portuga)l, The Little Grey Sheep and Daughter of a Shepherd (UK) and Rauwek (Germany).      

Farm to Cable Yarns is proud to support farmers and other makers who are committed to eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable practices.  

We also carry a small selection of independently produced book (Laine and Pom Pom) and knitting accessories. 

Fortune Hill Farm

Fortune Hill Farm sells fleece from their own flock of Romney/Bluefaced Leicester cross sheep, specializing in natural colours, particularly greys. We have prepared rovings and roving blends in wool, wool/alpaca, and wool/mohair/silk blends utilizing local Ontario alpaca and mohair, as well as millspun yarns and sheepskins.  

Elaine is a handspinner, natural dyer, knitter and weaver. Our philosophy is to raise and care for our animals in as humane and natural a way as possible, ensuring that each animal has the best life we can give it. This results in happy animals and top quality fleece!

Hooked On The Lake

Loretta Moore – HOOKED ON THE LAKE

I have been a primitive rughooker for about 20 years. Using wool fabric which I hand dye and then cut into wide strips, I make floor mats, wall hangings, chair pads, purses, table runners etc. I prefer the older more primitive style of rughooking – more simplistic, naif designs and more aged colours – similar to rugs that might have been made at the turn of the last century. I also teach primitive rughooking, dyeing and design.

I love being part of this resurgence of an old traditional art form and love introducing people to it by doing shows and demonstrating and teaching. My studio is full of new as is and hand dyed wool fabrics, patterns by myself and others, kits for beginners, backing etc. as well as threads, patterns, hoops and needles for miniature punch needle (another of my passions) and is open to the public on an appointment basis. My blogspot hookedonthelake.wordpress.com lists the events I participate in as well as the classes I will be teaching either in my home studio or at one of a number of shops or shows.

I am thrilled to be part of a wonderful, creative community of rughookers and belong to the Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets and Ottawa Olde Forge rughooking branches of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. I also belong to ATHA – the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists for which I am the regional rep for Ontario and Quebec.

Karberry Farm

Karberry farm is a small holding located in Mountain On.  The main focus of the farm is raising Shetland sheep for wool and breeding stock. 

Karberry farm also offers fleeces and roving from other local sheep breeds as well as some commercial wool , hand dyed wool and knitting bags and whimsical sheep items. We encourage you to like our Facebook page or check out our website!

Kinnaird Farm

Kinnaird Farm is located in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere in the township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.  We produce grass fed lamb, wool fibre and lambskin rugs. 

Wool fibre is available in a variety of forms: raw from the sheep; processed into various roving; or, milllspun yarn.  

Visit our website at www.KinnairdFarm.ca or send us an email at KinnairdFarm@gmail.com.

L'Atelier Weaving Studio

L’Atelier Weaving Studio Tissage, from Almonte,  sells weaving supplies and equipment. We are a dealer for Louet, Ashford. Schacht, Harrisville and Mirrix products.

L’Atelier Weaving Studio Tissage se spécialise en fournitures et outils pour le tissage à la main. Ouvert sur rendez-vous.

Les Belles Bouclettes

The heart of Les Belles Bouclettes is our family farm, located in Vankleek Hill. Here we raise a happy herd of Angora goats whose fleeces produce the lustrous, wonderfully soft and luxuriously warm fibre called Mohair. We shear, skirt, wash and sell these mohair locks to you in their original curly state, as well as spun into a full range of yarns (several fibre blends and weights) by Canadian fibre mills, which we have specially chosen to process our fibre. All the dyed locks and yarns are hand dyed right here on the farm, using high quality acid dyes! In our boutique, you’ll find our full range of yarn as well as our exclusive pattern line developed by several talented knitwear and crochet designers, knitting and crochet kits not to mention our hand-crafted accessories, line of goat’s milk soaps and much more.

Log House Cottage Yarn

The cottage studio where we create our hand dyed yarn is nestled in the countryside of rural Ontario, Canada, just south of the city of Ottawa. Surrounded by trees, horses grazing in the pasture and cats playing in the wood pile. The log house studio is where a kaleidoscope of colors come together to meet fabulous fibers.

The humble beginnings came from a frustrated maker, not able to find yarns with the colors and textures needed to create the finished knits, crochet or woven items I envisioned. With naked yarn and dye in hand I found a new form of creative expression and a way to achieve the color and texture needed to satisfy the maker in me.

Now I have the privilege of working in a log studio with a view that never ceases to inspire. I spend my days testing new techniques, combining different colors and jumping in with both feet, throwing caution to the wind to create something new each day.

Sharing the yarns that result with other makers and watching it transform into a finished work of art is like icing on the cake.

Thank you for joining us on the road to inspire, encourage, educate and create.

Luna Spinning

Wood turner – art yarn items Wooden yarn bowls, crochet set, shawl pins, buttons One of a kind Handwoven, hand felted and knitted items Luna.Spinning@gmail.com 

Tourneur de bois – pièces laines artisanales Bol à laine en bois, ensemble de crochet, broche pour châle, boutons Pièces unique fait à la main de tissage, feutré et tricot Luna.Spinning@gmail.com

Moosehill Woodworks

Moosehill Woodworks creates high quality gear for knitters, spinners and fibre artists, from found and foraged Canadian hardwoods. Our products are designed to last, with a tactual and aesthetic appeal that enhances  enjoyment and engagement with knitting and spinning activities.  Each product is unique. Items ordered may differ slightly from website pictures depending on selected woods. Top quality design and workmanship are guaranteed. Nous creons des produits.. haute de gamme.. pour les artistes du tricot, du filage et de la lisse.

Northern Bay Fibres

Now dyeing exclusively for Wool Interrupted, Northern Bay Fibres carries a full line of hand-dyed yarns, rovings of all types, real and faux fur poms, dyes and more! Swing by the inspirational Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza to see what we’ve got this year!

Pretty String Yarn Co.

Pretty String Yarn Co. is a small batch hand-dyer located in Ottawa, Ontario. Drawing inspiration from nature, art, and pop culture Karin, the owner and dyer creates colourways in her basement studio that include both nuance and saturation.
 
Don’t forget to look for your exclusive Leeds and Grenville 2019 colorway, only available at the festival

Purlin' J's Roving Yarn Co.

Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company is the first and only mobile yarn shop serving Kingston and Eastern Ontario. Think gourmet food truck, only selling yarn instead! Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co.’s truck, nicknamed “Lil Dorothy”, features yarn  and fascinating fibre paraphernalia for the modern fibrecrafter.

Raised By Wools

Raised by Wools is a home based dye studio creating beautiful yarns on luxurious bases. Knitters, spinners and weavers will find a wide assortment of hand dyed fibres that will ignite the imagination and inspire creativity. 

Renard Et Fleur

Renard Et Fleur: colours from backyard, field and forest. We source Canadian-milled, Canadian-farmed yarns and dye them with plants grown in our own dye garden, foraged from our natural surroundings and imported from cultures with a rich heritage of natural dyeing.

We also offer plant-dyed sashiko embroidery threads and sashiko sewing tools, dyed boro patchwork fabrics, and finished goods such as needle cases and project bags, all hand-sewn using our dyed and embroidered textiles.

Riverside Studio

Riverside Studio is a small owner operated hand-dyed yarn business.The dye studio is located in a cooperative artist studio in the Gatineau hills, Quebec.  

Small batches of Canadian spun yarns are patiently and lovingly dyed in a rich palette of sophisticated colours. The dyers Kathryn, Julie and Annie are dedicated knitters always busy testing new colours and bases.

Sheeps Ahoy

Sheeps Ahoy is a mail order business specializing in Shetland wool.  We stock the complete colour palette of Jamieson & Smith’s 2-ply Jumper Weight and Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.  Both are fingering weight wools used most often in colour work knitting. We round out our offering with patterns and books.  We carry most titles from Meg Swansen and Elizabeth Zimmermann at Schoolhouse Press, some of Kate Davies and Marie Wallin titles, and our own local celebrity Natalie Servant.  We also offer some recent titles geared toward the more adventurous and/or designing knitter.

Shirley Brian Yarn

Hand dyed luxury fibres and yarns with a severe case of colour lust. We offer exceptional yarn and roving bases unique to us in camel, silk, merino, yak, linen, and more. With a love of colour and a large variety of offerings we’ve got something for every project. Learn more here.

Van Dijk Designs

Based in Prince Edward County, Van Dijk Designs creates a variety of one-of-a-kind project bags, totes and unique knitting notions for all of your project needs. 

With a background in design, Carolyn sources premium designer fabrics, mixing textures, colours and patterns to create her custom styles. Drawing inspiration from her passion to knit and sew, each piece is carefully made for function and style.

Weaving by Janet Whittman

So excited to be back at the Extravaganza this autumn! Last year was memorable. 

I was so touched that people responded to my work and I am determined to have some new products this year. I love to weave cloth and baskets using some unexpected elements. Colour alone is a huge element to me. The way colours work with each other using the warp and weft always creates surprises for me, even after all these years. Weaving is a dynamic exercise. 

Looking forward to catching up with my friends in the Fibre World and neighbours and clients at a show in my own backyard for a change. 

Thanks to Brenda Ward and her helpers for giving us a venue so meticulously planned and realized. Looking forward to it.

Wool Interrupted

Interrupting the Yarn Industry One Skein at a Time, by promoting Independent Indie Dyers across the country by giving Host, Sell and Earn opportunities to everyone! Come by and see how you can be involved at the Fibre Extravaganza – Wool Interrupted – You Indie? We Indie.