Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Monday, January 1, 2018

HYP 2018 Vendor Application

This year’s event will be Sunday March 18, 2018, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (set up starts at 9:30 am) in the Great Room at Savage Mill in Savage, MD.

Vendors will be selected via a jury process. Being a previous vendor *does not* guarantee acceptance into future HYP events. 

Applicants are applying to sell only their own handcrafted yarns and/or fibers or other crafts, not commercial products. No mass-produced items are allowed for sale (commercially spun but hand-dyed yarn is okay; fully mass-produced yarn is not). Preference will be given to local vendors.

• Your completed application and photos must be submitted by January 21st to be considered for the show. To submit an application, follow the link at the bottom of this post to fill out the form and attach three print quality (each no larger than 1MB) photos that clearly show your product. Please note that if you are accepted as a vendor, your answers and photos may be used in blog posts and advertising for the event. 

• Applicants will be notified by January 29th regarding their vendor status. If accepted, information on the event and instructions on sending payment for the vendor fee will be emailed.

• Tables for the Homespun Yarn Party will cost $100, to be paid upon acceptance. If payment is not received by February 9th, the vendor space will be forfeited, and will go to a vendor on the waiting list.

• Vendor spaces are 6 foot by 6 foot--we will be enforcing these limits so all of our vendors have enough space, customers have enough room, and fire exits are clear. Any vendor who fails to comply with committee requests to stay within his/her allotted space will be considered in breach of contract and will not be invited back to future events.

• Each vendor space includes two chairs. If you require a table, please note that in the appropriate section on the application. We will not have extra tables on the day of the event, and we do not provide table linens. Please let us know about your preferences for location, electricity access, etc. in the application - we will do our best to fit you into a spot that meets your needs.

• Each year, the yarn party has door prizes for attendees, which we collect from all vendors. We feel this helps us spotlight your table and your wonderful wares, and gets attendees excited about your products. We expect all accepted applicants to help with this effort by donating a prize (such as a yarn skein, fiber, a soap, etc.).

• If you want to share one 6ft by 6ft space with another vendor, please have each person submit an application and photos and note that you plan to share a space in your application.

Please email us with questions! To submit an application, fill out the form by following the link below and attach three photos of your work. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be included.

Note that any vendors not selected in the jury process will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified as soon as possible should a space open up. We strive to include as many vendors as possible each year while providing a variety of unique, high quality products, showcasing regional artists.

2018 Vendor Application is here!

Vendor Information and Regulations:

Set-up and Break-down: Vendors can begin setting up their spaces at 9:30 am, and all vendors must be set up by no later than 11:30 am. Break-down is 5-6pm. Vendors may temporarily park in the loading zone to unload/load merchandise, but we ask that you move your vehicle as soon as possible. Vendors may not break down their spaces before the end of the event. 

Event Hours: The Homespun Yarn Party hours are 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Vendors may not leave prior to the end of the event; if they do so they are considered in breach of contract and will not be invited back to future events.

Vendor spaces: Vendor spaces are 6 foot by 6 foot. Any vendor who fails to comply with committee requests to stay within his/her allotted space will be considered in breach of contract and will not be invited back to future events.

Participation: The Homespun Yarn Party reserves the right to order the removal of any vendor, and their merchandise, who violates the contract or whose merchandise for sale is not that which was represented by this application, with no refund to vendor. The Homespun Yarn Party will not be liable for any monies or damages incurred by exercising this right.

Cancellations: Vendor’s cancellation notification must be received in writing via email and acknowledged by the Homespun Yarn Party committee by February 16 of the current year to receive reimbursement.

Security: Vendors are responsible for securing their own property during set-up and break-down. Neither the Homespun Yarn Party, the Historic Savage Mill facility, nor any officer, employee, agent, or volunteer thereof will be responsible for the safety of the property or the vendor from any cause. If desired, vendor should obtain, at their own expense, appropriate insurance to cover against said losses.

Insurance Coverage and Liability: Neither the Homespun Yarn Party, the Historic Savage Mill facility, nor any officer, employee, agent, or volunteer thereof will be responsible or liable for accidents to any vendor while on the premises or in case of fire, theft, or damage to any vendor’s equipment on the premises. Vendors must provide their own insurance coverage to protect themselves, their equipment, and to cover damages that may be inflicted to the building and/or property of Historic Savage Mill.

Indemnification: The Vendor agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Homespun Yarn Party, the Historic Savage Mill facility, and their officers, employees, agents and volunteers, from and against any and all damages to property or injuries to or death of any person or persons, including attorneys’ fees; and shall defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless the Homespun Yarn Party, its officers, employees, agents and volunteers, from any and all claims, demands, suits, actions or proceedings of any kind or nature including but not by way of limitation, all civil claims, workers’ compensation claims, and all other claims resulting from or arising out of the intentional or negligent acts, errors or omissions of the Vendor, its officers, employees, agents, in any way related to Vendors duties and obligations under this Agreement and/or its use of a booth at the Homespun Yarn Party. All points not covered herein are subject to the decision of the Homespun Yarn Party Committee.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

We have a date for 2018!

Please join us on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm at Historic Savage Mill!

We will be posting the vendor application in the next week!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sponsor Post: Announcing Frederick Fiber Fest 2018

We are excited to announce the date for Fiber Fest 2018!

Be sure to save-the-date for Saturday, June 9, 2018.

You won’t want to miss all kinds of fiber goodness!
- New location!
- Early bird VIP passes (limited passes available for purchase)
- Classes & demonstations
- Kids Zone
- Breed showcase
- Sheep herding
- Fleece sale
- Great local food vendors

Did you miss this past years Fiber Fest and still want to purchase an exclusive 2017 tote bag?

We still have a few available for purchase. For more information email

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest is Next Weekend!

Join us for all kinds of fibery goodness!
Two-Day Free event! 65+ vendors
Saturday, June 1010am-4pm
Sunday, June 1111am-3pm
Kids Zone and Petting Area PLUS Great Local Food!

Hurry! Limited Quantity Available.
Get your early bird shopping pass today for only $20
- Early access to special color ways and products
- Fiber Fest project bag (reg. $15) ... please include attached photo 
- Shop before the main crowd on Saturday, June 10 from 9-10am

Spots still available for classes on Saturday and Sunday!
SaturdayBasic Rug Hooking / Nuno Felted Scarf
SundayArt Yarn Spinning with Supercoils / Drop Spindle Spinning for Beginners (kids welcome to sign up)

Saturday, June 10
Fleece to Scarf Demonstration/Competition
Starts at 10:30am. Finished products will be judged and auctioned at 3:30pm. For more information, email 50% of the proceeds go to benefit the Frederick County 4H Camp Center.

Sunday, June 11
Meet and greet with Sam Barsky
An American artist and internet celebrity, Barsky is known for knitting sweaters and other items with iconic landmarks, then taking selfies in front of the landmarks while wearing the sweaters.

Fleece Sale 11am-3pm

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest Shopping Passes

Attending Fiber Fest? Consider our early bird shopping pass to enhance your experience.

Early Bird Shopping Pass - Only $20

• Early access to special color ways and products
• Fiber Fest project bag (reg. $15)
• Shop before the main crowd, Sat., June 10th from 9-10 am

Only 100 passes available.
Don't miss your chance to get yours early!


P.S. Fiber Fest is a FREE event that does not require the early bird pass. Please join us for a wholesome, fun event for the entire family that showcases the beauty of a little known industry in the Frederick area. Over 65 yarn dyers and spinners will be participating, plus some extra crafty goodness. For more information, visit:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sponsor Post: Casapinka Shawl Class at Knit Locally





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WHEN:  Saturday, May 6th, 10-1
COST:  $55 plus supplies

   Casapinka is well known for her glorious slip stitch shawls which look complicated but are surprisingly simple. Learn the techniques and t
ricks of the trade from a designer of international fame.
   Space is limited - reserve your space by emailing Your slot must be prepaid and is non-refundable, unless we are able to fill your space from a wait list.

Wed/Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Shop Address

1-D East Diamond Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-528-2800

Peggy Odick,, cell 240-351-5118

Love what you knit, knit what you love.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest Classes

Come spend the day shopping for fiber-related products, meeting new friends and working on your latest projects. It's all kinds of fiber goodness wrapped up into this two-day event! You won't want to miss it!

Sign up now for classes!
Space is limited!

Saturday, June 10th

11am-1pm: Nuno Felted Scarft - A fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt.

2pm-4pm: Basic Rug Hooking - Learn basic hooking techniques to get started and basic finishing techniques. You will receive a kit that includes the pattern, hook, cut wool and a book.

Sunday, June 11th

10am-noon: Freeform Knit/Crochet Shawl - Bring a bagful of leftover yarn and you will learn how to turn them into a work of art. You can use all crochet, all knit or both.

1pm-3pm: Art Yarn Spinning w/Supercoils - Learn the basics of art yarn, but the art of the super coil. We will go over the spinning of a thick and thin single as well as how to create super coils. This is an intermediate-advanced spinning class. No beginners, please.

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