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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017: Dragonfly Fibers

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Dragonfly Fibers is an artisan yarn company making handdyed yarns and spinning fibers in rich, complex, and sometimes crazy bright colors. We also have a book, Masterpiece Knits: the Modern Collection, that contains knitting patterns and colorways inspired by some of our favorite works of modern art. We will be bringing our two newest (luxury) yarn bases: Selkie Sport, a beautiful bluefaced leicester and mulberry silk sport weight, and a luscious soon-to-be named 50/50 Yak and Silk fingering yarn. Delish!

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Twitter: @dragonflyfibers

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2017: Dancing Leaf Farm

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I carry my own line of hand dyed yarn for knitters and fiber and materials for felters. My colorways are unique, deep, saturated colors on animal based fibers, wool, mohair, alpaca, silk. I started my business decades ago with one little sheep. Now I import most of my yarn, but do use my sheep's wool also. My favorite part of my business is the dying. I have a great space that I designed for my dye studio and love spending time splashing on colors. 

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Twitter: @dancingleaffarm

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Monday, February 27, 2017

2017: Cynthia Crane's Pottery (new vendor!!)

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My porcelain ceramic buttons and yarn bowls feature styles and motifs inspired by my love of gardening and nature, and are being appreciated by needle art enthusiasts all over the world. 

My buttons have been referred to as "mini works of art" and "The BEST handmade buttons on ETSY."

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Twitter: @TheCranesNest

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2017: Crabapple Yarns

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At Crabapple Yarns, I dye luxury fibers like merino & bamboo, silk and tweeds; for not only knitting but crocheting, weaving and spinning too!  I love to dye vibrant variegated combos, gradients, speckled and semi solids.  This year I'm challenging myself to dye matching sock yarn based off of famous paintings like Starry Night by Van Gogh, landscapes/ phenomenons like the Aurora Borealis and photos that inspire me.  

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Ravelry: Ambyrd20

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017: Backyard Fiberworks

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Backyard Fiberworks creates hand-dyed yarn in inspired colorways using luxurious and hardworking yarns. This year to celebrate Homespun Yarn Party's 10th Anniversary we are teaming up with That Clever Clementine and Duck Duck Wool to make a limited-edition, one-time-only yarn and bag combination celebrating public libraries and donating 10% of the proceeds to the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. 

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Ravelry: AliceOKnitty

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2017: APH Designs

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I use glass to produce buttons that can be the finishing touch on hand knit, crochet, woven, or sewn projects.  Many of my button designs go beyond the simple layering of glass and involve designing and creating unique sheets of patterned glass that require multiple firings in the kiln.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017: AlpacaJoy of Maryland (new vendor!!)

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I have been raising huacaya alpacas for 10 years. I process their soft fleece into batts, roving, yarn, dryer balls, felted soaps, ornaments and rich, bright rolags. I make glass beads to embellish custom made orifice hooks for spinners, shawl pins and stitch markers. I make all natural lotion bars to help spinners in the winter. My favorite pastime is creating new colorways when dyeing fine fibers and fine yarn (mostly alpaca, merino, BFL and silk). All of my colorways are one or two of a kind, so make for very unique and one of a kind knitted, crocheted or woven projects.

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Twitter: @alpacajoyMD

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2017: A Mermaid's Harvest

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I work in mixed metal jewelry. Copper, bronze, sterling, fine silver and brass are used. My focus will be shawl pins and will display other jewelry items. Customers describe my work with words and phrases such as unique, rustic with finesse, primitive, tribal and celtic. 

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Become a Sponsor

Would you like to get your local yarn store or other crafty business in front of the more than 700 avid crafters who attend the Homespun Yarn Party? Read on!

We are entirely volunteer-coordinated and proud to support independent artists and local yarn shops.

To help pay for postcards to spread the word and for our party space, we are offering two sponsorship levels:
  • For $40, your name and location/website will be listed in our program, and linked on our blog for a year. We will also make a separate blog post featuring your business (we will send you a questionnaire and you may include your logo or a photo of your products in the blog post).
  • For $100, in addition to the link and profile post, you will be able to submit up to four blog posts throughout the year, announcing sales, special offers, or events.

All sponsors will be announced and thanked during the event, and listed on our sponsor board, which will be prominently displayed at the entrance. Plus, HYP sponsors and vendors are able and encouraged to post in our Facebook and Ravelry groups.

We are also happy to receive donations of supplies for our on-site learn to knit, crochet, or spin classes, or tokens of appreciation for our volunteers. These material donations will be acknowledged to class participants and listed in the event program. In addition, if you would like to donate a door prize for the event, please let us know what you have to offer!

Email yarnparty@gmail.com for more information. Payment must be received no later than March 8.
 

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