Homespun Yarn Party

March 22, 2020 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion

We want everyone to feel welcome at the Homespun Yarn Party. As such, we expect the committee members, volunteers, vendors, and attendees to help us create a space where all feel safe and respected.

We will not tolerate discrimination, bullying, or hate speech at the event or on our social media posts. Discrimination based on gender, age, size, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical or a genetic condition will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any person from our event that does not abide by these rules. Any vendor who does not abide by these rules will not be asked to return to future events.

The Homespun Yarn Party organizing committee

Thursday, August 22, 2019

13th Annual Homespun Yarn Party: March 22, 2020

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

Please join us on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 12-5 PM

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

We will start taking vendor applications in early January.

Volunteers and sponsors, watch this space (and your email) for communications from us early next year.

Shoppers, mark your calendars!

Stay tuned for further details here, and follow us on RavelryFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fibre Space: Hazel Knits Pop Up!

May 2-5 at Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA!

Shop the largest selection of Hazel Knits you may ever see! This amazing hand dye from Seattle is popping up at fibre space the first week in May. Find unique kits, one of a kind colorways and mega skeins of yarn! We will have: Entice, Artisan Sock, Ombre and Colorplay kits, Lively DK, Cadence and more!

About Hazel Knits: Hazel Knits yarn is brought to you by Wendee and Dave from their dyeworks studio in the heart of Seattle, WA. Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific NW, their broad color palette features tonal colorways that glow in richness and depth.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lovelyarns Charm City Yarn Crawl Trunk Shows!

Lovelyarns is hosting TWO trunks shows during the Charm City Yarn Crawl this year.  
Tiny Owl Yarns will be at the shop on Saturday, March 30th 11am-5pm. Event Details here!
Kim Dyes Yarn will be at the shop on Saturday, April 6th 11am-5pm. Event details here!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Many Thanks and a Couple of Lost & Founds

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 about 600 visitors from at least 12 different states this year and appreciated the steady stream of arrivals throughout the day.

Thanks go out to....

Our generous sponsors:

Tier 1 sponsors:

* Cloverhill Yarn Shop (Catonsville, MD)
* Fibre Space (Alexandria, VA)
* The Knot House (Frederick, MD)
* Looped Yarn Works (Washington, DC)
* Lovelyarns (Hampden/Baltimore, MD) who also sponsored our charity table this year
* Red Fox Yarns (Fairfax, VA)
* Woolwinders (Rockville and Annapolis, MD)

Tier 2 sponsors:

* Charm City Yarn Crawl (March 29-April 7 at LYSes in the Baltimore area)
* Corrine Walcher Designs
* Leona’s Gallery (Savage Mill)
* Second Story Knits (Bethesda, MD)
* Two Rivers Yarns (Purcellville, VA)
* Unicorn Clean

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 spindles by hand in small batches. You can find profiles of each of the vendors here on the blog.

29 Bridges Studio
Avalon Springs Farm
Backyard Fiberworks
Crabapple Yarns
Dragonfly Fibers
Duck Duck Wool
End of the Row Yarns
Fair Winds Farm
Feederbrook Farm
Flying Goat Farm
Folktale Fibers
Fully Spun
Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fiber
Jammin Yarn and Fibers/AlpacaJoy of Maryland
Metis Industries
Rajkovich Designs
Rising Tide Fiber Co
Snallygaster Fibers
Taylored Fibers
Tempting Ewe Yarns Inc
The Lazy Ewe
The Spanish Peacock
Three Ravens Studio
Unplanned Peacock Studio
Wandering Wool
Wild Hare Fiber Studio
Wolles Yarn Creations
Wood Rasp Shop

(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.

Liz G
Andrea J

Special thanks to our teachers:

pelageyka, Tanno, mrgcaster, geniap, ariadnesthread, TipsyTarsier, and laurenhaiken

Our selection committee, who have the difficult job of narrowing down the applicants to fit our space.

Everyone who brought FOs for the 500 Hats Project 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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry with #homespunyarnparty

We have one lost and found item returned to us (a heart earring left at a vendor booth) - if this is yours please get in touch with us and we'll pop it in the mail.

We also had a size 3 16" circular needle left at one of the social tables. If you happened to pick this up accidentally please let us know and we'll arrange to get it back to its owner.

-Jess, Lindsay, Corrine, and Paula

Let's Party!

Come party with us!

Here's a round up of information about this year's event:

Where: Historic Savage Mill - 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763
When: Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 12-5pm
Admission is FREE!

Carpool if you can and come later in the day to avoid the crowds. We promise there will still be great yarn, fiber, prizes and other treasures. We recommend parking in the West lot (at the far end of the mill), and you can usually find street parking in the neighborhood within a few streets.

We're excited and we hope you are too. See you soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2019 Maps and Venue Info

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Savage Mill is a super cute old complex that was once a fiber mill. It's got spinning areas, carding areas, weaving areas, and a cotton shed. You can read more about the history and renovation here. It's the perfect venue to hold us and our fiber fanatics!

Savage is just north of Laurel - get directions from your location here. It's pretty convenient from I-95, right off Rt 32. For your GPS, the address is 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763.

Once you're at the mill, we'll be in the Great Room. There are maps around once you're in the door, so it shouldn't be hard to find us! Parking is easiest in the west lot - it gets pretty crowded in the closer lots!  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

While folks tend to line up outside the room before doors open, please come a little later if you can...this ensures that our vendors and volunteers can set up safely and is courteous to our neighbors at the Mill.  If you prefer to avoid crowds keep in mind that the shopping experience is always much more relaxed after the first hour.  We promise you there will be tons of great yarn to check out all afternoon, and we will encourage vendors to hold back some of their best sellers until later in the day! We'll be announcing new door prizes every 30 minutes.

Also, take some time to check out all the great antiques and furniture! There's a used book store, craft and scrapbooking stores, a bead shop, a game shop, and more to see! Save room for a delicious french pastry at Bonaparte-Rustiq or a sweet treat at Sweet Cascades Chocolatier. The rest of the Mill is open until 6pm.  If the weather is nice, go for (or send your family on) a walk on the Savage Mill Trail or take a self-guided tour of Savage!