Our 2018 Vendors

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Alpaca Tracks

Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly is the home of 45 alpacas, 2 llamas, 3 angora goats, 2 Baby Doll Sheep and 20 free range laying hens.  We are utilizing our home grown annual harvest and incorporating traditional local skills and knowledge in producing all kinds of items from rovings, yarn, socks to duvets and pillows.  We are great advocators of slow fashion rather then a mass produced highly disposable product.

As time went on, our love of the fibre arts just continued to grow.   We expanded our business to offer all kinds of felting courses and with our interest in all things fibre related, we added a nice variety of artisanal textile supplies to our home-grown collection.  We offer dyed merino, silk, sari ribbon, art batts, pre-felts, Angelina, silk fabric (ideal for nuno felting) and even pieces of fabric created on our FeltLoom.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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Aura Escapes

We enjoy working with raw fibers prep. to finishes products. Weaving, needle crafts, sculpture, dying and painted surfaces. Mud to handmade pottery.

Cottage Craft Angora

Cottage Craft Angora offers a wide selection of beautiful Musk Ox Qiviut Yarn & Clothing available for purchase today. FOR UPDATES:

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Baa Baa Bundles

Cathy Ivory learned rug hooking from a friend in 2010 and she was hooked! She continues to learn rug hooking techniques through courses at St. Lawrence College.

She’s been a member of RVBB (Rideau Valley Boots & Baskets) Rug Hooking Branch since 2012. She was also President in 2015/16 and 2016/17. RVBB members provide great inspiration as well as workshops furthering Cathy’s learning and expertise.

Cathy currently teaches beginner classes in her home. She also has upcoming classes on creating (1) Proddy Flower Pincushions and (2) Hooking With Alternate Fibres.

A century ago, rug hooked mats were often made with worn out garments. Nothing was wasted. Most of the fabrics Cathy uses are previously loved garments or blankets. She enjoys experimenting with different fabrics and textures in wool as well as alternate
fibres such as yarns/rovings, silk ribbon, stretch velvets, pantyhose and other stretch synthetics.

She is the creator and owner of BaaBaaBundles: a home-based rug hooking supply shop in Merrickville, Ontario. She and her husband have called Merrickville ‘home’ since 2004 and LOVE the life they have created there. It is a vibrant village filled with artists,
artisans and musicians. Visit her and she will take the time to help you select colours and/or textures to create your own masterpiece.

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Créations Mirdi

Since 2006, we create accessories made with recycled wood for the fibre world. 

We use products that are ecological because we want to contribute to the planet’s welfare.  We offer the following products: 

  • Natural buttons or dyed buttons with or without a specific shape;
  • pin sets for knits;
  • buckles or loops for scarves or shawls;
  • shawl’s pins; and
  • broaches

All of our products are waterproof and are machine washable.

 

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Dolphina

Dolphina is a passion, a dream and a therapy.  

Dolphina is first and foremost Sophie Deschamps – born and raised in “La Belle Province” but an adopted Kingstonian since 2010. Passionate about craft, as far back as she can remember, Santa brought her her first sewing machine at the age of 7 and she learned to knit from a colouring book shortly after. In College, she was knitting in the Montreal subway when it was still ‘a grandma thing’. 
 

The adventure started in 2013 when she started making box bags intended for small knitting projects. Since then 2 more sizes were added to the collection and more surprises are on the drawing board for 2018! 

 

Sophie, a correctional officer by day and an artisan by passion, obsessed with yarn and fabric, uses knitting, sewing and other crafts to keep her sanity from the chaos and insanity of her workplace.
 
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Farm To Cable Yarns

Farm to Cable Yarns is an independent yarn shop based in Ontario, which carries natural yarns from small UK and European farmers and producers who are committed to natural, sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

Each of these yarns has a unique story, from the breeding and caring of the flocks, to the cleaning, sorting and spinning of the fleeces, through to dyeing the yarns in colour palettes that are influenced by their surroundings.

Some of the yarns we carry include The Little Grey Sheep, Daughter of a Shepherd, Hey Mama Wolf, Tukuwool, Rosa Pomar and Uist Wool. We also carry a small selection of knitting books and magazine from independent publishers, including Laine Magazine and Pom Pom Quarterly.

 
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Foxprint Fibers

Foxprint Fibres paints the colours of nature on yarn and fabric. I use dyes derived from plant materials harvested from my own landscape combined with natural dye materials from other cultural textile traditions to dye wool, mohair and silk yarns and cotton, linen and silk fabrics.

Dyeing with plant materials is a long process that begins with the scouring and mordanting of the fibres, then the extraction of a dye from foraged plant parts (stems, leaves, cones, seeds, roots, bark, berries, blossoms, etc.) through simmering in water, followed by the immersion of the fibres in the heated and strained dyebath.

The results are colours that always surprise, yet truly reflect the forests, fields and gardens around me. 

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Handweaving by Janet Whittam

My grandmother was a weaver from Finland, and I am sure I inherited some genes from her as I really relate to the Scandinavian approach, with natural fibres and strong colour choices.

I also love working on rugs using recycled cloth, just as they do in Scandinavia. I weave baskets, household linens and clothing.

I pay a lot of attention to finishing my weaving, so that my pieces will last a lifetime and, hopefully, be handed down to the next generation as well.

 

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Hilltop Boutique

Hilltop Wool is a small beautiful yarn shop in the country that supports local yarn dyers and local small businesses.
We currently support 4 local hand dyers, H’ewephoria (Ganaoque), Raised by Wools (Prescott, ON), Trailhead Yarns (Ottawa) and Crazy Dog Yarns. ( Ottawa). We also have local seamstress that makes our project bags and other items for us.
We carry the famous Kollage Knitting Needles (Squares, Sonix, DPN and MPN) as well as the Kollage Crochet Hooks.

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.

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.

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Karberry Farm

Karberry Farm, located in Mountain Ontario is home to several Shetland sheep in an array of natural colors.

Some sheep are registered with North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association and some are not. These small primitive sheep provide beautiful soft wool suitable for many needle arts.

The farm also provides eggs, chicken and turkey, preserves and a few other seasonal items.

 
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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, batts.

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

 
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Log House

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.

 
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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.

 

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Muskoka Yarn Box

With over 130 subscribers, the Muskoka Yarn Box is a subscription club for yarn and fibre lovers. We are the Canadian Yarn Enablers, featuring handdyed yarn, curated fibres and Canadian extras each and every month, we deliver right to your door for $3 Canada Wide! 

 
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Northern Bay Fibers

Northern Bay Fibres is a online yarn and fibre shop located in Burks Falls, Ontario, just north of Muskoka. Featuring over 50 rovings, real fur pom poms, handdyed yarn and Greener Shades Dyes, they will have something for everyone – pop by and see Emma and Mike during your visit. 

 

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Pretty String

Pretty String Yarn Co. was born out of a love for fiber arts and colour in a small kitchen in Ontario.

With inspiration drawn from nature, art, pop culture and plain old life in the making Karin, the owner dyer and sole doer of all the things, creates colourways with depth of colour and meaning. 

 

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Purlin' J's Roving Yarn Company

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.

 

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Raised by Wools

Raised by Wools is a home based dye studio creating artisanal yarns and beautiful fibres. This indie dyer and passionate knitter offers you the opportunity to create something extraordinary.

Riverside Studio

Kathryn Drysdale founded Riverside Studio 6 years ago. A knitting obsession and a desire to work with superior materials lead her to start dyeing yarn. The Canadian spun yarns are dyed in a rich palette of sophisticated colours.

The dye studio is located in a cooperative artist studio in Farrellton, Quebec, Canada. Kathryn is also visual artist, (drawer and painter) and art educator. Her artwork can be found in private and public art collections in Canada and abroad. 

Julie Nandorfy joined Riverside Studio 2015. She is an ex government employee who spent all her spare time knitting and thinking about knitting. 

Riverside Studio yarns can be found at stores across Canada, USA, Europe, and West Australia. 

The yarns can also be purchased directly at the studio, various local fibre festivals and from the Etsy shop, katsriversidestudio.etsy.com

 

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Sheeps Ahoy

100% wool yarn (primarily Shetland wool), pattern support (Schoolhouse Press, Natalie Servant, etc.), knitting books (Kate Davies, Schoolhouse Press, etc.), some knitting tools, kits especially for fair isle work projects, lots of smiles, support and technical help.

 
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Shepherds Spring Farm

Ann McElroy is a felt maker and teacher. She has her studio on the family farm.  Using ancient and modern techniques, she creates the fibre and the form at the same time. She uses wool and silk to craft one-of-a-kind Scarves, shawls and hats. Her hats often have a whimsical feel.  Small bags, felt laundry balls, felted soap and small hand spun skeins of yarn to use for embellishment will also be available. Some small artworks are occasionally available.

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Shirley Brian Yarns

Shirley Brian Yarns was established in 2014 and specialized in cotton gradient yarns – the line has since expanded to include all types of natural fibre luxury yarns with a whole lot of colour.
 
Our yarns include camel, silk, merino, BFL, bamboo, yak, falkland, and more.  We hope you’ll find something inspiring for your next project!
 

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Stella Bedard

Stella Bedard was born and raised in London, England. 

A lifetime artist/crafter and professional knitter, Stella discovered felting 16 years ago and has been making hats ever since.  She designs, knits and boiled-wool felts each hat individually. 

Every hat is an original creation with its own decorative design.

Stix and Stones

Stix and Stones from North Bay, ON is a full service knitting store specializing in quality natural fibres from Canadian sources and small independent dyers. 

We carry a wide variety of knitting and crocheting yarns and fibres as well as accessories, needles, soak wash, project bags and much more! Be sure to stop by our booth to see our selection!

 
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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.

 
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WeeZee's

Lise Lalonde-Matte of WeeZee’s, is a crafter, a quilter, a goddess-doll-maker, a primitive décor artis and lately, a project bag maker. 

Lise is definitely a self-proclaimed fabric-aholic. She has a preference for bright, bold colours, for working with funky fabrics, as well as all things whimsical. Her project bags come in different sizes and shapes (some have round bottoms, some have square). 

The fabrics she uses range from alpaca and sheep designs, to wine bottles, music notes and sugar skulls. There are fabrics to appeal to everyone. You can also add a tag or detachable/wearable knitting-themed button to your bag.

You can reach Lise at mme-mommy@hotmail.com, and soon at her Facebook page, WeeZee’s.