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Preview 2020 Virtual Homespun Yarn Party

Join us on March 22, 2020 from Noon to 5 PM for a Virtual Yarn Party! The Homespun Yarn Party Facebook Group will be our home base, bu...

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020: Duck Duck Wool

Duck Duck Wool

Duck Duck Wool chases whimsy and color, skein by skein, as a small indie-dyer operation located in Northern Virginia. All yarns are dyed by hand, in small quantities, by the owner and creator, Sandra Miracle. Most colorways are inspired by simple things that unlock a favorite memory. Once I have a color in mind, I can't help but chase it. And it is my sincerest hope that the colors captured might call to others, too.

Duck Duck Wool

Website: duckduckwool.com
Instagram: @duckduckwool
Facebook: duckduckwool

Duck Duck Wool

How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
Since 2013. I started dyeing as an extension of my knitting journey--I had certain colors in my mind and I embraced the challenge of trying to create them myself.

What's your favorite thing about being a yarnie?

The community! Hand dyeing has connected me to so many fellow makers who are as passionate about fiber and color as I am. It's truly the best.






For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:
  • Online shopping: Place orders on www.etsy.com/shop/duckduckwool
  • Virtual Booth: Flickr: 2020 Duck Duck Wool
  • Discount / Special Offer: free domestic shipping with code (plus special volunteer discount - check your emails)
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry

2020: CreateTricks (new vendor!)

CreateTricks

CreateTricks produces hand-crafted project bags with vintage and limited quantity, high-quality fabrics. Many bags sport vintage and specialty buttons from my mother, who collected them for decades! All bags are designed and made with creativity and care by a knitting addict. Project bags range from the largest Liz Tote with snap closure for blankets and sweaters, to medium zipper and drawstring bags, to small notions bags. The Janice Bag (an exclusive design) sits up on the table or can be worn on the wrist, and holds shawls and mid-sized sweaters. Fabric is sourced from estate sales, interior designers, destashers, and thrift stores. Every Bag has a Story!

CreateTricks

Website: createtricks.com
Instagram: @thecreatetricks
Facebook: TheCreateTricks

CreateTricks

What shops carry your products?
SO Original Yarn Studio, Sandy Spring, MD

How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
Full-time since January 2018. It started with buttons. Hundreds of them. I’m not making that up. Mom said I could have them but only if I put them to good use, so I made myself a knitting project bag and added a button. Then I made another. And another (there were a LOT of buttons)! I started changing up the patterns, adjusting them to fit my needs. Friends began to ask whether they could buy my bags, and CreateTricks bags were born. Fabric for my bags comes from estate sales, destashers, friends, interior designers, and fabric store clearance racks. I love vintage and mid-century modern designs. Recycling and reusing materials helps keep my prices reasonable.
What's your favorite thing about being a maker?
Playing with color and texture, my bright sun-filled studio, interacting with knitters!

Is your shop involved in any charity or educational efforts you’d like to let people know about?

For every 10 bags sold, CreateTricks donates a bag to organizations working on behalf of at-risk women and children. Every purchase helps someone in need.


For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:
 


  • Online shopping: Place orders on www.etsy.com/shop/CreateTricksBags
  • Virtual Booth: Flickr: CreateTricks
  • Discount / Special Offer: 10% off if 3 bags are purchased in one transaction
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Facebook
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    Friday, February 28, 2020

    2020: Crabapple Yarns

    Crabapple Yarns

    Hand dyed luxury yarn and fiber including yak, silk and merino. This year I'm bringing back luscious spinning fiber in bright, vibrant colors.

    Crabapple Yarns

    Instagram: @crabappleyarns
    Facebook: CrabappleYarns

    Crabapple Yarns


    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    I’ve been in business for 11 years. I started my business as an outlet for my anxiety and depression. I found if my hands were busy, my mind was good. I started dyeing beautiful yarn for myself to knit and weave with and my business was born!

    What's your favorite thing about being a yarnie?
    I enjoy this community so much. It’s made up of so many types of people, from all different backgrounds. It’s just amazing.



    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:


    2020: Brediculous Yarns

    Brediculous Yarns

    Going for my B.A. in college, yarn dyeing was not exactly a part of the career path I was going for. But now I am a full time yarn dyer using crock pots to created variegated colorways. That's right, crock pots. Different, unique, and tons of fun!

    Brediculous Yarns

    Brediculous Yarns

    What shops carry your products?
    Stockist list: brediculousyarns.com/pages/retailers

    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    I been in business since 2016. It all started when I was in college going for my B.A. when I picked up knitting. From there I wanted to do more. I was introduced to a local yarn shop called Lovely Yarns, and from there I was introduced to the wonders of hand dyed yarn. From there I graduated college, got a couple jobs, and saved up money to invest in dyeing yarn. From there I have been hooked.

    What's your favorite thing about being a yarnie?
    Creating beautiful colors

    Is your shop involved in any charity or educational efforts you’d like to let people know about?
    Even though the event is ending soon there is a charity for DSI going on. If you buy the colorway Unicorn Barf in my shop all proceeds will go to that program.

    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:

  • Online shopping: Place orders on brediculousyarns.etsy.com, brediculousyarns.com
  • Virtual Booth: Flickr: 2020 Brediculous Yarns
  • Discount / Special Offer: 15% off entire order with code
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Facebook 
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020

    2020: Black Purl Magic (new vendor!)

    Black Purl Magic

    Black Purl Magic is a BIPOC woman-owned business that creates items that are useful to crafters. It is our goal to create craft inclusive items, including but not limited to, project bags, stitch markers, enamel pins, etc. that bring an eclectic and diverse feel to the fiber community.

    Black Purl Magic

    Black Purl Magic


    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?

    I’ve been in business for one year. I was inspired by my love of knitting notions and wanting to see representation in the knitting community. Through this inspiration, I put together quirky and cultured notions, pins and bags for the fiber world.

    What's your favorite thing about being a maker?

    The community. It’s so fulfilling and overwhelming to know that so many people in the fiber community can identify with the items I have to offer. This is truly an amazing circle of people!


     
    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:
     
  • Online shopping: Place orders on www.etsy.com/shop/BlackPurlMagic
  • Virtual Booth: YouTube: Black Purl Magic
  • Discount / Special Offer: 15% off all orders with code. 20% off for fellow vendors. 
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Instagram, Facebook
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    2020: Backyard Fiberworks

    Backyard Fiberworks

    Backyard Fiberworks produces inspired colorways pulled right out of the backyard. Our work is grounded in rich and complex color, luxurious and hardworking fibers, and an attention to detail that creates extraordinary yarns. We are located in Maryland and specialize in hand-dyed yarn, offering extraordinary colorways in wonderful bases that provide knitters with an opportunity to select uncommon materials to create exceptional and unique projects.


    Backyard Fiberworks

    Instagram: @backyardfiberworks
    Backyard Fiberworks


    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:

    • Online shopping: backyardfiberworks.com
    • Virtual Booth: TBD
    • Discount / Special Offer: TBD
    • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  TBD





















    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    2020: Avalon Springs Farm

    Avalon Springs Farm

    Avalon Springs Farm is a small farm and fiber art studio. We produce our own yarns and roving based on our fiber. We also have an variety of hand dyed yarns, kits, patterns and a few finished goods.

    Avalon Springs Farm

    Avalon Springs Farm

    Do you have a brick & mortar location people can visit?
    29100 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771 
    We do monthly and annual events including farm tours, however, currently we are operating on "by appointment only" for under 10 persons at a time. We will follow MD state guidelines and policy as the situation evolves.

    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    We started the farm part back in 1997 and slowly began the yarn and fiber part between 2003 and 07. I was a public school art teacher and I made a career change to do my own art and craft. I feel lucky as I have been passionate about both!

    What's your favorite thing about being a farmer, yarnie, or maker?
    Yes - Hooray! I am a farmer, yarnie and maker! For me - to live is to create! And I love two primary aspects of what I do... I love the doing and the making and the creative part of all the yarns and the rovings, but I am a people person too. So, I also love connecting with people about their own artistic passions!

    Is your shop involved in any charity or educational efforts you’d like to let people know about?
    We have two: We sell Saint Mary's Scarf kits that when knitted up make a wearable "pink ribbon" to support Breast Cancer and the Cancer Society. The second one is we sell fiber angle ornaments. They support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In both cases proceeds are sent to the foundations.


     
    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:


  • Online shopping: Place orders on www.avalonspringsfarm.com/shop
  • Virtual Booth: YouTube: Avalon Springs Farm Channel
  • Discount / Special Offer: 15% off with code free shipping on all orders for $100
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry











  • 2020: AT Haynes House Yarns (new vendor!)

    AT Haynes House Yarns

    AT Haynes House Yarns, owned by Terri J. Haynes, offers vibrant yarn, functional, fun project bags and other notions. Our passions are community and color, translating into a warm welcome and rich colorways. We have something for every color palate and strive to make everyone feel like they've come home.

    AT Haynes House Yarns

    Website: athayneshouseyarns.com
    Instagram: @at.haynes.house.yarns
    Facebook: AT Haynes House Yarns
    Ravelry: AT Haynes House Yarn Page
    Ravelry Group: AT Haynes House Yarns

    AT Haynes House Yarns


    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    I have been in business for one year and it has been an amazing year. My journey to business ownership started with a skein of yarn I didn't like so I overdyed it. I was hooked but I didn't dye anything else for many years. It wasn't until my husband broke our No More Crafts rule that I started dying again, but it was only a hobby. My daughter encouraged me to start selling what I dyed and AT Haynes House Yarns was born.

    What's your favorite thing about being a yarnie?
    Making beautiful things to share with others. I've always loved creating. I started off with writing, penning my first "book" in third grade. I can remember getting in big trouble for cutting up my clothes to make new outfits for my Barbie dolls.


     
    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:


  • Online shopping: Place orders on www.athayneshouse.com/shop
  • Virtual Booth: YouTube:  AT Haynes House Yarns Homespun Yarn Party Virtual Booth
  • Discount / Special Offer: 10% off with code, free shipping on orders over $35 
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Facebook, Instagram
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    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    2020: APH Designs

    APH Designs

    I fuse glass to make one-of-a-kind buttons, magnetic shawl pins, magnetic needle threader/minders, stitch markers, cuff links, and assorted jewelry. My buttons are a nice way to finish your sweater or woven garment to really make a statement. I do all my own fusing in my home studio.

    APH Designs

    APH DesignsInstagram: @aph.glass.designs







    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:
     

  • Online shopping: no online sales at this time; visit APH at the rescheduled Yarn Party
  • Virtual Booth: www.instagram.com/aph.glass.designs/












  • 2020: Angel Locks Fiberworks (new vendor!)

    Angel Locks Fiberworks

    Our beautiful roving starts with hand selected wool and is processed from start to finish in our carding mill on our farm. Our exclusive pre-drafted gradient rovings, blends and handspun yarns are all one of a kind! Every fiber, color, and blend is hand picked for our custom products.

    Angel Locks Fiberworks

    Angel Locks Fiberworks

    Do you have a brick & mortar location people can visit?
    We have a studio set up for shopping. Available by appointment

    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    My husband and I took over his family dairy farm in 2007, adding a small flock of fiber animals since I was a handspinner. After realizing I my love for Wool, and having an abundance, Angel Locks Fiberworks at Greener Pastures Farm was born. In 2015 we purchased a commercial picker and carder and started building our own products right off the farm. Today we have many rovings to choose from including our pre-drafted gradient rovings that are a super easy, fun spin!!

    What's your favorite thing about being a farmer, yarnie, or maker?
    I love the whole process from raising the sheep to the finished product. Sheep are amazing animals and they fascinate me with what they have to offer us!

    Is your shop involved in any charity or educational efforts you’d like to let people know about?
    I love teaching children’s groups about the fiber arts. We have taught homeschool groups and Girl Scouts as well as other youngsters about the many different ways of wool!

     
     For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:


  • Online shopping: Place orders on angellocksfiber.fibercrafty.com
  • Virtual Booth: YouTube: Angel Locks Fiberworks Introduction
  • Discount / Special Offer: Free shipping on all orders for this event
  • Platform(s) for the virtual HYP:  Facebook, Instagram
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    Monday, February 24, 2020

    2020: adKnits (new vendor!)

    adKnits

    adKnits is a line of nature-inspired goods for knitters and makers featuring original illustrations and plenty of puns for fiber folks. From gift tags and stickers to notecards and stitch markers, adKnits has just what you need to help you express your yarn-loving identity.

    adKnits

    Website: adknits.com
    Instagram: @adknits
    Facebook: ADKnits
    Ravelry: adKnits Designer Page

    adKnits


    What shops carry your products?

    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    Once upon a time, adKnits was a knitwear brand. After ten years of knitting the same things over and over, though, I was burned out and turned toward knitting illustration instead, making things that I wanted to use as a knitter. The new of adKnits has only been around for a little over a year, but I've enjoyed every minute of it!

    What's your favorite thing about being a maker?
    I like making things that make people happy!





    For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:


    2020: 29 Bridges Studio

    29 Bridges Studio

    29 Bridges Studio is a Maryland based indie yarn company that creates hand dyed yarns in unique colorways from neutrals to neons, solids to speckles. We offer a range of bases for every maker and yarn lover.

    29 Bridges Studio

    Website: 29bridges.com
    Instagram: @29bridgesstudio
    Facebook: 29bridgesstudio
    Ravelry: 29 Bridges Studio Yarn Page
    Twitter: @29BridgesStudio

    29 Bridges Studio


    What shops carry your products?


    What shops carry your products?
    https://29-bridges-studio.myshopify.com/pages/stockists

    How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to start your business?
    29 Bridges Studio started in 2017 when I rediscovered a passion for fiber arts that began in college with weaving, spinning, and dyeing. Being a dyer is a true a labor of love for me.

    What's your favorite thing about being a yarnie?
    I'm a lifelong knitter carrying on what my mother taught me as kindergartner. I love knitting because it's portable! Being a dyer, yarnie, and maker is the perfect way to express myself artistically and I love experimenting with different dyeing techniques. There are two different points when in the process that give me so much joy. The first is when you have a beautifully dyed skein of yarn with all of its unique characteristics and variations and then again when the yarn is a knitted piece. I'm always amazed at the transformation.




     For the Virtual Homespun Yarn Party, March 22, 2020, 12-5 PM:

    Sunday, February 16, 2020

    2020 HYP Vendors!!

    We're very happy to announce this year's vendor list! You'll find links to their websites on the side bar (in case you want to start planning your shopping now!). We will also be posting vendor profiles in the coming weeks.

    29 Bridges Studio
    adKnits
    Angel Locks Fiberworks
    APH Designs
    AT Haynes House Yarns
    Avalon Springs Farm
    Backyard Fiberworks
    Black Purl Magic LLC
    Brediculous Yarns
    Crabapple Yarns
    CreateTricks, LLC
    Duck Duck Wool
    Feederbrook Farm LLC
    Flying Goat Farm
    Folktale Fibers
    Fully Spun
    Haute Bohéme Fibers, LLC
    needleclicksetc
    Plied Yarns
    RisingTide Fiber Co
    Ross Farm Fibers Inc
    Scarvelous/SEW.LA
    Silver Siren Designs (formerly Rajkovich Designs)
    SpaceCadet
    Tempting Ewe Yarns Inc.
    The Spanish Peacock
    Three Ravens Studio
    Wandering Wool
    When Nerds Collide
    Wild Hare Fiber Studio
    Wolle's Yarn Creations
    Wood Rasp Shop