Yarn & Fiber Marketplace – Free and Open to the Public

The Marketplace is free and open to the public all 4 days of the retreat in the Pavilion at the Hotel Murano at 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington. Madrona Fiber Arts 2019 Winter Retreat continues the tradition with a Marketplace of the very best and unique yarns and fibers from around the world. Your favorite yarn shops, unique specialty vendors, books, patterns, equipment, accessories, dyes, and one-of-a-kind items are all in one place. If you can imagine it, our vendors will have it.

2019 DATES AND TIMES:

Thursday, February 14th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday, February 15th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 16th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 17th 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

PLACE: IN THE PAVILION AT THE HOTEL MURANO at 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington. From the hotel lobby take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor and go out the large double doors, across a small courtyard, and into the Pavilion. Follow the signs!

Our 2019 Vendors

Abstract Fiber
Lori Patterson
P.O. Box 92141
Portland, OR 97292
503-703-1120
www.abstractfiber.com
Abstractfiber@gmail.com
Brilliantly hand-painted yarns and fibers for knitting, spinning, felting and weaving. Featuring cashmere, yak, camel, silk and many others. Original designs and kits. Our vibrant array of colors will have something for everyone.
Abundant Earth Fiber
Lydia Christiansen
6438 Central Ave.
Clinton, WA 98236
360-969-2187
www.abundantearthfiber.com
Lydia@abundantearthfiber.com
Abundant Earth Fiber is a cottage fiber mill on Whidbey Island spinning Pacific Northwest and domestic, breed specific wool for discerning fiber artists. Each small batch is spun by us to express the abundance of natural texture and color in our local wool. Visit our booth for heirloom quality yarn, roving, and our revolutionary home dye kits. Wool Tinctures change the way fiber artists think about dyeing. Just heat a kettle, drop in our pre-measured dye, add your fiber, stir in a citric acid packet, and watch it strike within seconds. The hardest part is choosing your color.
Acorn Street Yarn Shop
Janet Charbonnier and Mary Rourke
2818 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
206-525-1726
www.acornstreet.com
shop@acornstreet.com
Acorn Street will be featuring yarns from Blue Sky Fibers as well as independent local artisans who are excited to show at Madrona 2019! We will also have interchangeable needles, accessories, tools, and a few surprises in honor of the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat and the 20 years it has graced our community.
Angora Valley Fibers and Fly Designs
Pat Fly
19402 Goebel Road SE
Tenino, WA 98589
360-264- 4727
www.flydesigns.com
pat@angoravalley.com
New - self-striping yarns! Hand dyed yarns in Merino, Blue Faced Leicester, cashmere blends, angora, silk, cotton, bamboo, and Tencel. Specializing in sock and superwash yarns. Vast array of colors from brights to muted, and semi-solid to multicolor. Lace to worsted weights. Sock knitting machine demonstrations.
Bar-Maids
Kismet Andrews
1507 Broadway St.
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-573-6033
www.bar-maids.com
lo-lo@bar-maids.com
Lo-Lo isn’t your average moisturizer. It’s moisturizer to fit your crafty lifestyle! Lo-Lo Bars, Lip Balm, Face Pudding, Probiotic Deodorant, Southern Comfort and more! We've added Beeswax Candles this year!
Bead Biz
Jean Elizabeth Glass
504-220-0835
www.beadbiz.org
jean@beadbiz.org
We specialize in beads, patterns and tools for knitting, crochet, spinning and all things fiber with beads! We carry multiple types of beads from the Czech Republic and Japan. We have 11 designers who make exclusive patterns for us including Mary Beth Temple and Lynn Wilson. We carry many unusual colors and shapes of beads that fit on lace weight yarn and bulky weight and everything in-between. You will find our prices are reasonable and we love working with beads and sharing our knowledge with others.
Black Wolf Ranch
Wendy Tyler
58515 Lower Crossing Road
Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
406-546-7949
www.blackwolfranch.com
wendy@blackwolfranch.com
We offer the highest quality Alpaca yarns and Alpaca blended yarns which are from our own animals and other ranches located in the US. All fleeces are hand sorted and selected for quality. We then combine them to make unique natural combinations which are milled and spun here in the United States. Our yarns and roving will make your handknit project truly unique. In addition we blend some of our yarns with top quality silk, cormo, merino wools and mohair. We also offer handmade knitting needles and yarn bowls from Montana and handcrafted closures and buttons.
Brooklyn Tweed by Jared Flood
Lis Smith (contact)
971-279-5642
Portland, OR
www.brooklyntweed.com
info@brooklyntweed.com
We will be bringing our newest core yarn, Peerie, which is a 100% merino wool fingering weight yarn that was worsted spun by Jagger Bros. and dyed in the skein by Maine Dye & Textile. Depending on availability, we may bring Ranch01 yarn in select colorways as well as preview skeins of soon to be released new colorways.
Canon Hand Dyes
Amy Serradell
3127 SE Pine St
Portland, Oregon 97214
925-202-4423
www.CanonHandDyes.com
canonhanddyes@att.net
Local indie dyer of self striping sock yarn. Amy is one of only a handful of dyers who have the patience required to create the self striping sock yarn on a steady basis. Her inspiration comes from literature and besides the self striping sock yarn has many other hand dyed yarns available.
Carolina Homespun
Morgaine Wilder
455 Lisbon St
San Francisco, CA 94112
1-800-450-7786
www.carolinahomespun.com
morgainewilder@sbcglobal.net
Vast array of fibers, yarns and accessories. Unique offerings from Spirit Trail Fiber Arts, Dragon Fly Fibers Yarn and Fibers, Elemental Affects new Merino and Silk blend and a 100% US Cormo, and Nature's Palette from Hand Jive Yarns. Books, spinning, weaving, knitting, kumihimo, cardweaving and much more!
Catherine Lowe
Catherine Lowe
P.O. Box 209
East Chatham, NY 12060
518-392-3363
www.catherine-lowe.com
Catherine@catherine-lowe.com
Knitting designs with custom prepared kits and yarns to the choice of each knitter for each garment design. Exquisite yarns of extra fine merino, silk, baby alpaca and blends.
Chicken Boots
Saremy Duffy
2889 Cohasset Rd, Suite 3
Chico, CA 95973
707-616-7367
www.chickenbootsUSA.com
saremy18@gmail.com
More new fabrics and products this year. New bag designs: Notions Wedgie, Charm Keeper, and Zip Double! We’ll have the fabrics we introduced last year including our very own Knit that we designed ourselves. We specialize in colorful and functional accessories for knitters and crocheters. Zippered needle cases, pattern holders, project bags and other helpful items. Our technical experience shows in the quality and function of our products. Made in the USA. We have new fabrics and new products this year!
Clemes and Clemes Inc.
Henry J. Clemes
650 San Pablo Ave
Pinole, CA 94564
1-800-900-4118
www.clemes.com
info@clemes.com
We offer spinning wheels, drop spindles, electric spinners, blending boards, electric and hand crank drum carders and accessories, electric bobbin winders, niddy noddys and more! We often work in exotic woods and grain patterns and our products last through generations. Our traditional spinning wheel is built in the old style of having no metal fasteners – all wood joints are dowel and tenon.
Creative with Clay
Charan Sachar
32706 5th Ave. SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
253-241-2245
www.creativewithclay.com
creativewithclay@yahoo.com
One of a kind handcrafted pottery inspired by knitted and embroidery patterns. Individually made mugs, dishes, yarn bowls and many more from slabs of clay, decorated with patterns and embellished with buttons.
Fancy Image Yarn
Myra Garcia
P.O. Box 724
Overton, NV 89040
702-306-4754
www.fancyimageyarn.com
myra@fancyimageyarn.com
Myra’s own hand dyed merino and superwash Merino – DK and fingering weight. Also Merino blends with Tencel, bamboo, and mohair. Kits, kits, and more kits. Tie-dyed tops, leggings, and tunics!
Fibers Etc. – Offering Habu Yarns
Roberta Lowes
2511 S Hood St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-531-3257
253-572-1859
www.fibersetcstudio.com
robertalowes@aol.com
Presenting Habu Yarns, a collection of unique yarns from Japan, including paper yarns, stainless steel, raimie, and silk, plus a few co-ordinating yarns from Shibui. We will also offer some specific yarns for Rigid Heddle Weaving.
The Fiber Gallery
Megan Warren
8212 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-706-4197
www.fibergallery.com
info@fibergallery.com
A full service yarn shop with a wide selection of yarns, including yarns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Hazel Knits, Madelinetosh and more. We also have spinning fiber and an array of accessories and tools for fiber artist.
Fidalgo Artisan Yarns and Clothing
Lori Maul and Emily McNeil
711 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
360-293-7377
www.fidalgoyarns.com
fidalgoyarns@gmail.com
Come explore the world of artisan yarns. Fidalgo Artisan Yarn Company has built its reputation on high quality, unusual hand-dyed yarns and spinning fibers. Our owner and dyer is a master at blending dyes to create beautiful one-of-a-kind colorways. Here you will also find locally handmade yarn bowls made from reclaimed woods, shop designed patterns, and Needle Wranglers. We look forward to meeting you!
Great Yarns
Fontelle Jones
4023 Rucker Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425-252-8155
www.greatyarns.com
sales@greatyarns.com
Open stock in merino wools, cashmere, beaded silk, lace and sock yarns, angora. Knitting kits from Koigu, Twisted Sister, Vivian Hoxbro kits, Jane Slicer-Smith designs and kits, Great Yarns Concerto. Many unique accessories and buttons.
HansenCrafts
Kevin Hansen and Beth Hansen
710 E. Park Ave.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-747-7746
www.hansencrafts.com
Kevin@hansencrafts.com
HansenCrafts miniSpinners are the ultimate spinner -- the lightest, most compact and technically advanced e-spinners available. We will have lots of our Pro model -- faster and more powerful, as well as a selection of our Classic miniSpinner. Our lazy kates are the most compact and portable available. They are compatible with most bobbins -- regardless of the manufacturer. This year we will have a good selection of our new yarn ball holders. Accessories are available including LCD displays and the ZUCA bags.
The Homestead Hobbyist
Ken Moore
Seattle, WA
202-656-4470
www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com
ken@thehomesteadhobbyist.com
The Homestead Hobbyist offers hand-dyed fiber, focusing on specific breeds (Rambouillet, Shetland and Finnsheep) and unique custom blends that include luxury fibers (yak, mulberry silk, bamboo, cashmere, seacell and kid mohair. We also feature “Savage Blends” designed with the same care and creativity as the hand-dyed blends but these are dyed at the mill before blending. You can also find hand-dyed and custom spun yarn like Shetland Aran, Polworth DK, and a superfine Merino/Camel fingering and roving. We have hand-painted silk scarves, spinning and knitting tools as well as patterns by local designers featuring Homestead Hobbyist yarn.
Indian Lake Artisans
Pamela Hoffman
P.O. Box 80523
Rochester, MI 48308
248-648-1218
www.indianlakeartisans.com
indianlakeartisans@gmail.com
Handcrafted hexagonal knitting needles: circulars, single points, double points, and our new interchangeables and sets. Shawl sticks and yarn bowls. All made from sustainable North American hardwood in Michigan. Stop by our booth and discover our new freestyle interchangeable knitting needles.
Isis Yarn LLC
Kathleen Schneider
Bremerton, WA 98310
206-913-7927
www.isisyarn.com
isisyarn@gmail.com
Mostly locally Northwest sourced wool and mohair blend yarns with many containing Clun Forest wool. This breed of sheep has fleece that has bounce and memory which usually blooms instead of felting in the yarn. Hand-dyed yarn and roving from wool, mohair, and silk blends. All yarn and roving is custom spun or processed for Isis.
Island Fibers
Maxine Bronstein
Debbie Hayward
4208 Port Stanley Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
360-468-2467
www.islandfibers.com
fibers@islandfibers.com
Natural color Lopez Island handspinning fleeces; hand-blended and hand-dyed spinning fibers; hand-dyed yarns for knitters and weavers; felt and felt products; handknit and handwoven garments, rugs, blankets; whimsical accessories; books and supplies.
Jorstad Creek
Kerry Graber
Lacey, Washington
360-451-4146
www.jorstadcreek.com
jorstadcreek@comcast.net
Featuring both local Northwest fibers and luxury breed-specific British wools. Locally milled alpaca blend yarns and spinning fibers. Hand painted yarn and roving in luxury fibers. More new knitting patterns from local design cooperative “BK Collective”.
Judith MacKenzie Textiles
Judith MacKenzie
Forks, WA
jfmspinner@gmail.com
Introducing Coastal, Judith’s hand dyed American Targhee yarn for outerwear, and Collaborati, her new line of exclusive luxury carded roving made in collaboration with Barry from Taylored Fibers. We’ll have Judith’s big luxury carded batts and “peonies” in a wide range of colors and fiber blends as well as a wonderful collection of rare wild silks, silk bricks and dyed silk fiber and yarn. Judith’s Miracle dye kits, books and DVD’s will be available. We’ll have R4’s luscious recycled cashmere yarns and some of Rainey Creek’s lovely Shetland yarns and fibers.
Knitted Wit
LoraJean Kelley
19959 E. Burnside
Portland OR 97233
503-805-4657
www.knittedwit.com
info@knittedwit.com
Since 2007, Knitted Wit has explored the myriad ways in which color and fiber play together. Ten years later, Knitted Wit is pleased to offer over 150 colors on 11 yarn bases -- you can check out the rainbow of yarn available in the color gallery. Knitted Wit is a woman-owned business based in Portland, Oregon, led by LoraJean Kelley. Whether you are looking for yarn for a squishy pair of socks or a treasured heirloom blanket, you can be sure that there's a Knitted Wit yarn that's perfect for your project.
Local Color Fiber Studio
Emily Tzeng
10806 159th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98374
443-350-7207
www.localcolorfiberstudio.com
localcolorfiberstudio@gmail.com
Local Color Fiber Studio is a small farm and natural dye studio in Puyallup, Washington. We grow a wide variety of natural dyes and raise Finnsheep and German Angora Rabbits. For Madrona Fiber Arts, we will be bringing our own Finn farm yarn as well as other breed specific, American grown and processed yarns, all naturally dyed with plants from our field!
Northwest Yarns
Heather Seevers and Echo Mae
1401 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-738-0167
www.nwyarns.com
echo@nwyarns.com
Welcome knitters, spinners and weavers! Featuring hand dyed yarns and fiber from Huckleberry Knits and Spincycle Yarns. Also we have a rich spindle collection both high whorl and Turkish style, from the best of our talented artists: Joel Grinstad, Allen Berry, Cascade Spindle, Greensleaves and others. Weaving and spinning books and resources, looms and reeds, table looms, shuttles and tidbits and treasures from our home shop.
Pocket Wheels by Jon
Jon McCoy
Oak Harbor, WA
360-675-2610
www.pocket-wheel.com
pnwradar@hotmail.com
Test drive the original Pocket Wheel. Now available with the Woolee Winder. Find Jon with his Pocket Wheels at the booth with Northwest Yarns.
Sincere Sheep
Brooke Sinnes
Napa, CA
www.sinceresheep.com
sinceresheepyarns@gmail.com
I dye high quality and unique yarns and fibers with only natural dyes for knitters, spinners, weavers, and felters. I also buy wool and other fibers directly from farmers and have them made into custom blended roving and yarn. In addition to carrying the yarns and fibers, I also sell my favorite patterns, books and spindles.
Skaska Designs
Galina Khmeleva and George Girard
924 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
www.skaska.com
lacemail@skaska.com
Skaska Designs is all about lace knitting and we have new yarns this year! We have the most eclectic selection of unique lace weight yarns to offer the lace enthusiast. We also have patterns and books available (including our two) and our new Orenburg Knitting and Spinning Videos. We sell original Russian/Orenburg spinning and plying spindles and a number of exotic fleeces. And we now feature the "gizmo" ..... a most unique, original Russian wool comb. We are proud to offer exquisite, original, handspun/handknit Orenburg shawls and scarves.
Toots LeBlanc & Co.
Michele Dillon
21160 Claremont Ct.
Bend, OR 97702
541-678-0808
www.tootsleblanc.com
yarn@tootsleblanc.com
Small batch, custom blended, naturally colored yarns with wool sourced regionally from small family farmers plus pattern support.
White Birch Fiber Arts
Lisa Bass
P.O. Box 915
West Dover, VT 05356
802-380- 7347
whitebirchfiberarts.etsy.com
lisa@whitebirchfiberarts.com
White Birch Fiber Arts specializes in riotous flowing color,
applied with technically complicated and labor-intensive
dyeing techniques that you won’t find in many other places.
I’m one of only a few dyers doing long-repeat stripeys, most
on two matched-to- the-stitch 50g skeins. No more fishing
around trying to find the right place to start the second sock! I
also go where other dyers do not tread, with smooth-
transition gradient cakes on bases and at lengths that are very
hard to find anywhere else. Planning an exquisite 2000-yard
heirloom circular shawl? We have a cake for you! Need a 200-
yard worsted cake for a quick wow-factor gift hat. We can
handle it. We have every weight from lace to bulky, on a
superb selection of bases: Mulberry and tussah silks,
cashmere blends, yak, and baby camel to name a few.
Woolgatherings
Kate Sitzman
P.O. Box 1794
Duvall, WA 98019
425-241-5299
www.woolgatheringsfibers.com
info@woolgatheringsfibers.com
Hand-painted braids, unique batts, and distinctive yarns in a wide variety of fibers and color combinations. Also featuring undyed fibers, including our popular fiber sampler packs – perfect for spinners who are interested in branching out to some more uncommon breeds.