March 19, 2017 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Homespun Yarn Party is now on Instagram! Follow us @homespunyarnparty for news, vendor previews, and other fun photos!

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Vendor Application!

This year’s event will be Sunday March 19, 2017, 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. 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 February 1st 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 February 8th 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 17th, 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 a table, 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.

2017 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 17 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.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

10th Annual Homespun Yarn Party!

We’re pleased to announce the date for this year’s Homespun Yarn Party:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763
Vendors, applications will be posted soon. If you’re not already on our notifications list, sign up here.
Volunteers and sponsors, watch the HYP Ravelry group (and your email) for communications from us in a couple of weeks.
Shoppers, mark your calendars!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sponsor Post: Wooly Wonka Weekend April 15/16 at Knit Locally

Come to Knit Locally April 15th and 16th for a wild and woolly weekend as we welcome Anne Podlesak, the creative genius of Wooly Wonka Fibers. Anne has just published her first book: FREE SPIRIT KNITS, filled with beautiful and wearable designs. The book's garments will be on display.

On Friday, April 15th, from 4 -7 pm, we host Anne for a wine and cheese reception/book signing. There is no charge for this event.

On Saturday, April 16th, from 10 am to 12:30 pm, Anne leads a COLOR THEORY class, working with samples of her hand-dyed yarns. Overcome your fear of color and learn how to select colors that pop! Class limited to 8 participants - we may add a second class from 2 - 4:30 pm. Take the class and enjoy 20% off all Wooly Wonka yarns that day. This class would be equally valuable for any crafter, beader or quilter. So grab a friend and register by emailing Class is $55, prepayment is required, and will be held on the 2nd floor of Knit Locally.


KNIT LOCALLY'S HUGE WINTER CLEARANCE IS GOING STRONG.  Many winter yarns and some discontinued spring/summer yarns are 50% off.  Grab these bargains, including:

Sea Colors  40%

All these heavy worsted and bulky yarns are 50% off:
Berroco Brio
Berroco Peruvia Quick
Cascase Venezia Glamour
Manos Wool Clasica 

Monday, March 21, 2016

9th 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, despite the chilly weather! We had visitors from as far away as Louisiana, California, and the Philippines! Especially awesome this year: almost no line, and a nice steady stream of visitors throughout the day - thanks for your patience in accommodating the event before ours; everything went super smoothly.

Our generous sponsors:
Door prize donors:
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, or pottery by hand in small batches. You can find profiles of each of the vendors on our blog, with links to their websites.
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.
Our teachers:
Our selection committee, who have the difficult job of narrowing down the applicants to fit our space.

TAPS and Alternative House project and yarn donors and everyone who stopped by the charity tables to work a few rows on our scarves.

And everyone who came to shop and socialize and learn and be awesome together!

Please share your photos on Facebook and Ravelry!

We’ll see you next year for big # 10!

-Jess, Paula, Corrine, Lindsay, Theresa, and Cybele

Sunday, March 20, 2016

9th Annual Homespun Yarn Party - Today's the Day!

Roads are clear and it's warm and dry inside the mill.  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 20, 2016 from 12-5pm

Admission is FREE!

As a reminder, there will be another event happening at the Mill before ours - 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!


Friday, March 18, 2016

2016: Yarn Hero!

Yarn Hero 1

(Formerly Yarn Rescue)

I like to call myself a free-spirit crafter. I don't follow the rules, take notes, or let the technical aspects weigh me down. My subconscious takes over when I'm in creative mode. However at the same time, my yarns are practical, ready for you to create your own masterpiece.

Yarn Hero2

Yarn Hero

Yarn Hero 3

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