Homespun Yarn Party

March 24, 2019 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Apply to be a vendor!

This year’s event will be Sunday March 24, 2019, 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 via email by January 28th 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 8th, 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.


2019 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. 
Vendors are required to make sure their spaces are clean after breakdown--this includes cleaning up zip ties and trash. 

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 15 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.



Thursday, January 3, 2019

12th Annual Homespun Yarn Party: 3/24/19

We're pleased to announce the date for this year's Homespun Yarn Party:

Please join us on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 12-5 PM

at Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763

Vendors, applications will be posted very soon.  If you're not already on our notifications list, sign up here.

Volunteers and sponsors, watch this space (and your email) for communications from us in a couple of weeks.

Shoppers, mark your calendars!

Stay tuned for further details here, and follow us on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sponsor Post: FALL Frederick FiberFest

Al the Alpaca is heading to Fall FiberFest!
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Will you meet him there?


Oct. 13, 2018
10am-5pm
The Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick


More than 70 vendors for al your fiber needs!
Local Food Trucks and Community Area


FREE ADMISSION
when you register in advance. $5 day of event.
PLUS, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, YOU'LL GET A FREE FIBERFEST TOTE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
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Register now at FrederickFiberFest.com
Like us out on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/FrederickFiberFest




Friday, June 1, 2018

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest This Weekend!

Don't miss Fiber Fest 2018, in partnership with Mother Earth News Fair.
JOIN US THIS WEEKEND AT THE FREDERICK FAIRGROUNDS!



Saturday, June 2 (9am-6pm) & Sunday, June 3 (9am-5pm)


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ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR CLASSES, SO RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!
REGISTER FOR A CLASS AND GET A FREE WEEKEND PASS!
Classes and tickets online now.


Classes available on Saturday and Sunday including*:
  • Natural Dyeing (sold out on Saturday, a few spots left for Sunday)
  • Polymer Clay Buttons
  • Beginner Tapestry Weaving
  • Needle Felted Portrait
  • Oxford Punch Needle (SOLD OUT!)
  • Drop Spindle Spinning
  • Peg Loom Weaving
  • Needle Felted Animal Sculpture
  • Finger Crochet
Buy your tickets online for only $15 and get a free 2018 Fiber Fest tote bag as well as entrance into the Mother Earth News Fair.
 
https://www.motherearthnews.com/store/offer/FIBER18

*Must purchase a ticket to event to participate in classes. Tickets purchased online this week will need to be picked up at tickets at gate on day of event.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sponsor Post: Get a Free Weekend Pass with Fiber Fest Class Registration


Don't miss Fiber Fest 2018, in partnership with Mother Earth News Fair.
Join us Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3 at The Frederick Fairgrounds.


REGISTER FOR A CLASS AND GET A FREE WEEKEND PASS!

 

  • - Natural Dyeing
  • - Polymer Clay Buttons
  • - Beginner Tapestry Weaving
  • - Needle Felted Portrait
  • - Oxford Punch Rug
  • - Drop Spindle Spinning
  • - Peg Loom Weaving
  • - Needle Felted Animal Sculpture
  • - Finger Crochet
 
Buy your tickets for only $15 and get a free 2018 Fiber Fest tote bag as well as entrance into the Mother Earth News Fair.
  
https://www.motherearthnews.com/store/offer/FIBER18
 
*Must purchase a ticket to event to participate in classes.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest Classes and Tickets

Don't miss Fiber Fest 2018, in partnership with Mother Earth News Fair.
Join us Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3 at The Frederick Fairgrounds.
 

Classes available on Saturday and Sunday including*:
  • - Natural Dyeing
  • - Polymer Clay Buttons
  • - Beginner Tapestry Weaving
  • - Needle Felted Portrait
  • - Oxford Punch Rug
  • - Drop Spindle Spinning
  • - Peg Loom Weaving
  • - Needle Felted Animal Sculpture
  • - Finger Crochet
 
Buy your tickets for only $15 and get a free 2018 Fiber Fest tote bag as well as entrance into the Mother Earth News Fair.
  
https://www.motherearthnews.com/store/offer/FIBER18
 
*Must purchase a ticket to event to participate in classes.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

11th Annual Thank You Post

Thank you for another great Yarn Party!


We had a really great time today and want to thank everyone who came and participated. We had around 650 visitors this year and appreciated the steady stream of arrivals throughout the day.


Our generous sponsors:


Tier 1 sponsors:
Tier 2 sponsors:


Our talented vendors:
All of our vendors make their own products in some way, whether that means raising the animals, dyeing the fiber, spinning the yarn, or crafting bags, jewelry, woodworking, or buttons by hand in small batches. You can find profiles of each of the vendors  here on the blog.
(double thanks to those of you who also provided a volunteer door prize)

Our wonderful volunteers:
We couldn’t do this without you and truly appreciate all your hard work helping spread the word and ensuring everything comes together on the day of show.
  • belladiddley
  • claireleah
  • cwashing
  • cyb
  • eissak
  • EmpirePhoenix
  • geniap
  • gottoknit
  • hopefultoast
  • imjustlori
  • jennalyn
  • jhankie
  • joneice
  • Kate314
  • KatMacPet
  • kbladow
  • Kiraknits
  • Klevitan17
  • knittyone
  • laramary
  • laurenhaiken
  • Lesfisch
  • LiisaB
  • ljhaynes
  • LuckbeaPanda
  • Miscellaneaarts
  • mizzleahmae
  • mountchic
  • mrgcaster
  • MtownKnitGuy
  • Mypsel
  • p1lambird
  • pef1996
  • pelageyka
  • PhDelicious
  • Qwilter
  • rachels
  • Sandrag08
  • shawnknitter
  • somebunnyslove
  • Su1282
  • supercraftygirl
  • Tanno
  • tcknit
  • textilegeek
  • TheManny
  • tichubabe
  • TipsyTarsier
  • vaacosta
  • Vegetarianwmn
  • woolarina
  • woundtootight
  • xavyor
  • Nicole
  • TaShon
  • Yvonne
Special thanks to our teachers:
  • geniap, TipsyTarsier, laurenhaiken, ljhaynes, and all of our fabulous Roving Teachers
Our selection committee, who have the difficult job of narrowing down the applicants to fit our space.

Everyone who brought FOs for TAPS and Artemis House and yarn for Knitters & Crocheters Care, and everyone who stopped by the charity tables to work a few rows on our scarves and hats.
And everyone who came to shop and socialize and learn and be awesome together!

Please share your photos on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Ravelry! #homespunyarnparty

-Jess, Lindsay, and Corrine