Homespun Yarn Party

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

Friday, December 27, 2019

Apply to be a vendor for HYP 2020!

This year’s event will be Sunday March 22, 2020, 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, fibers, or other fiber-related crafts. You must have some personal handwork involved in the items you are selling. No mass-produced yarns, fibers, or fiber-related items are allowed for sale. For example, commercially spun but hand-dyed yarn is okay; fully mass-produced yarn is not allowed. Preference will be given to local vendors.

• Your completed application and photos must be submitted by 11:59pm on January 24, 2020 to be considered for the show. Please note that if you are accepted as a vendor, your answers and photos may be used in advertising for the event. 

• Applicants will be notified via email by January 31 regarding their vendor status. If accepted, information on the event and instructions on sending payment for the vendor fee will be emailed.

• Spaces for the Yarn Party will cost $100, to be paid upon acceptance. If payment is not received by Friday, February 14, 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.


2020 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 and includes two chairs. We leave a one foot space between vendors--you may not put product in this space. 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. 

Cancellations: Vendor’s cancellation notification must be received in writing via email and acknowledged by the Homespun Yarn Party committee by February 21, 2020 to receive reimbursement.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion: 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.

Social Media: Vendors agree that vendor name, website, photographs, and social media accounts as listed on the application may be used for promotional purposes for Homespun Yarn Party on the website, for advertisement  on social media, and in the event program. If a vendor creates a Facebook event, the name of the vendor must be included in the event name so it is clearly distinguished from the official Homespun Yarn Party Facebook event. 

Photo Release: Vendors agree that Homespun Yarn Party committee members may take photos of vendor products at the event, and those photos may be used in Homespun Yarn party promotions.

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.

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.

Sincerely,
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
ColorStorms
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
needleclicksEtc
Rajkovich Designs
Rising Tide Fiber Co
Snallygaster Fibers
SpaceCadet
StarKnits
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.

AddieElizabeth
ariadnesthread
bedheadmaestro
cozit
cwashing
cyb
darymaid
ejweidig
elizen8876
FireMedic
geniap
gottoknit
heiressknits
hopefultoast
jennalyn
jhankie
joneice
KatMacPet
Kdlane77
kiraknits
Klevitan17
laramary
laurenhaiken
LiisaB
LuckbeaPanda
mizelissa
mizzleahmae
mrgcaster
MtownKnitGuy
OfftoExplore
p1lambird
pelageyka
PhDelicious
Sandrag08
Shawnknitter
Su1282
Tanno
tcknit
textilegeek
TheManny
tichubabe
TipsyTarsier
tobebeatrice
vaacosta
woundtootight
xavyor
5cats4me
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!