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 2015 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.

2015 DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday, February 12th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 13th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 14th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 15th 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 2015 VENDORS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE IN DECEMBER. Below we continue to list our 2014 vendors. We are thrilled that many of the vendors you love will be returning in 2015.

BELOW IS OUR 2014 LIST OF VENDORS

 

OUR 2014 WINTER RETREAT VENDORS

Abstract Fiber
Susan Stambaugh
3676 SE Martins St
Portland, Oregon 97202
503-703-1120
www.abstractfiber.com
Abstractfiber@gmail.com
Highest quality hand-painted yarns and fiber in brilliant color. Yarns have no knots, and are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Patterns by Gardiner Yarn Works and more. Handworks Lace Blocking Wires.
Acorn Street Yarn Shop
Karen Aho
2818 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
206-525-1726
1-800-987-6354
www.acornstreet.com
acornstreet@msn.com
Yarns, needles, books, patterns, tools, accessories.

Original designs and kits. Everything the fiber artist would want and the most knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Angora Valley Fibers and Fly Designs
19402 Goebel Road SE
Tenino, WA 98589
360-264-4727
www.angoravalley.com
www.flydesigns.com
pat@angoravalley.com
Specializing in hand dyed yarns and New Zealand naturals -- particularly for socks. Sock knitting machine demonstrations.
The Artful Ewe
Heidi Dascher
P.O. Box 381
Port Gamble, WA 98364
360-297-3493
www.theartfulewe.com
theartfulewe@aol.com
Luscious Hand dyed yarns and fiber, amazing fiber and color blends for spinning, drop spindles, small weaving looms, fiber tools--cards and combs.

Kathryn Alexander kits and yarns.
Bead Biz
Jean Elizabeth Glass
504-220-0835
www.beadbiz.org
jean@beadbiz.org
Bead Biz specializes in unusual Czech glass beads for knitting yarns. In addition there is a selection of Charlottes and other smaller beads for lace knitters. You will find patterns using beads from many designers, kits, and beads for kumihimo.
Black Water Abbey Yarns
Marilyn King
P.O. Box 470688
Aurora, CO 80047-0688
720-320-1003
www.abbeyyarns.com
marilyn@abbeyyarns.com
Imported yarn from Ireland. An array of colors with a focus on cable and Aran style garments. Yarn, patterns and buttons.
Canon Hand Dyes
Amy Serradell
3127 SE Pine St
Portland, Oregon 97214
925-202-4423
www.Etsy.com/shop/theamyleeshow
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
morgaine@carolinahomespun.com
Vast array of fibers, yarns and accessories. Unique offerings from Spirit Trail Fiber Arts, Elemental Affects and Nature’s Palette from Hand Jive yarns. Spinning, weaving, knitting, kumihimo, cardweaving and much more!
Catherine Lowe
Couture Knitting Workshop
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.
Chameleon Colorworks
Nancy Colburn
Winston, Oregon
541-670-9164
www.chameleoncolorworks.com
chameleoncolorworks@gmail.com
Hand dyed yarns and fibers, exotic fibers, patterns, knitting and spinning accessories.
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.
Dicentra Designs
Lisa Milliman
503-831-3120
dicentradesigns@msn.com
www.dicentradesigns.net
Radiant hand dyed fibers and yarns for spinning, knitting, and felting. Natural fibers including merino, blueface leicester, polwarth, corriedale wools, alpaca, and tussah and cultivated silks. Spinning/felting tops in wool, silk and blends, and silk mawata (hankies). Silk chiffon scarves and yardage, shaded solids, space dyed, and kettle dyed yarns from lace weight alpaca to worsted weight blueface Leicester, soft and shimmery merino/tussah singles, and one-of-a-kind hand spun yarns.
Ernst Finely Crafted Glass
P.O. Box 524
Drain, OR 97435
541-836-7637
www.glasspens.com
smernst@glasspens.com
Finely crafted glass buttons, knitting needles, crochet hooks, laying tools, beads, stitchmarkers, (don’t) drop spindles, orifice hooks, rug hooks and pens. Hand dyed yarn and knitting kits.
Fancy Image Yarn
Myra Garcia
S.E. 591 Arcadia Road
Shelton, WA 98584
1-888-426-5875
www.fancyimageyarn.com
fancyarn@aol.com
Myra’s own hand dyed merino and super wash merino – DK and Fingering. Also Merino blends with Tencel, bamboo and mohair. Kits, kits, and more kits.
The Fiber Gallery
Mary Harris
8212 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-706-4197
www.fibergallery.com
fibergallery@comcast.net
Full range of yarns. We are proud to carry yarns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and also Hazel Knits yarn. Also specializing in fiber and accessories that are organic, recycled, and fair-traded. Undyed yarns and yarns made from corn, soy, bamboo, seaweed, and other unusual sources.
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.
Habu Textiles
Takako Ueki
135 W 29th St #804
New York, New York 10001
212-239-3546
www.habutextiles.com
habu@habutextiles.com
Unigue yarns from Japan. Kits and patterns also.
HansenCrafts
Kevin Hansen
P.O. Box 327
Chimacum, WA 98325
360-747-7746
www.hansencrafts.com
Kevin@hansencrafts.com
HansenCrafts miniSpinners and accessories: superb state of the art spinning equipment. It is the lightest, most compact, technically advanced e-spinner that is commercially available today.
Harmony Skin Care
Lew Polizzi
3345 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382
360-582-0723
skincareharmony@aol.com
Custom skin care products. Exclusive crèmes and hand lotions formulated to make rough spinning and knitting hands and bodies smooth and soft.
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; handknit and handwoven garments, rugs, blankets; whimsical accessories; books and supplies.
Jewelry by "K"
Kay Fielding
P.O. Box 906
Dallas, OR 97338
503-881-8884
www.jkfjewelry.com
k@jkfjewelry.com
Kay is a fiberartist and also a metalsmith. She and her husband specialize in sterling silver and gold jewelry, shawl and scarf pins, Stainless steel knitting needles with glass on the ends, and lampworked beads.
Jorstad Creek
Kerry Graber
Lacey, Washington
360-481-3230
www.jorstadcreek.com
jorstadcreek@comcast.net
Northwest fibers, hand dyed yarn. Sustainably grown and locally sourced Icelandic and Finn Sheep wool, raised by Washington sheep farmers. Icelandic wool fleece for spinning. BFL yarn blends from British shepherds too. Patterns and kits developed by local designers. Unique buttons.
Just Our Yarn (JOY)
Diane S. Smith & Cathie Chung
6801 Montour Drive
Falls Church, VA 22043
571-201-7992
www.justouryarn.com
info@justouryarn.com
Handpainted tencel, silk, cashmere and alpaca yarns for knitters and weavers. Kits for shawls, woven scarves and beaded jewelry.
MacKenzie Textiles
Judith MacKenzie
Forks, WA
jfmspinner@gmail.com
Beautiful custom carded and blended batts that are unique for handspinners and made by Judith. Also exclusive are Will Taylor's Clever Kates, Mother MacKenzie's Miracle Dyes in kits and 1 oz packets as well as all Judith's books and DVD's. Judith specially dyes alpaca and silk peonies, polwarth, bison yarn, yak fiber and Muga and Eri silk. You will also find blending boards.
NW Handspun Yarns
Meg Jobe
1401 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-738-0167
www.nwhandspunyarns.com
meg@nwhandspunyarns.com
Proudly featuring local crafters. Handpainted and handspun yarns, painted roving, batts and silk, buttons and widgets. Plus an assortment of useful spinning, weaving and knitting equipment, yarns, books and debris from Bellingham’s downtown yarn shop. Madrona is our annual field trip; come and visit us!
One of a Kind Buttons
Candace Wilson
12885 SE 199th Drive
Damascus, OR 97089
503-658-7210
www.oneofakindbuttons.com
Candace@cwilsondesign.com
One of a Kind Buttons are handmade using white and terra cotta clay and then kiln fired twice. Each button has 2-3 layers of different glazes applied to a surface with a variety of textures and shapes. The results are beautiful unique colors and look beautiful with a huge assortment of hand dyed yarns and add texture/color to any knit garment.

Candace has created a special Madrona Winter Retreat button for our 15th year anniversary in an exclusive edition. You can find Candace and her buttons at the booth with Black Water Abbey Yarns.
Opulent Fibers
Kristy Kun
Portland, Oregon
707-845-5348
www.opulentfibers.com
opulentfibers@me.com
An artist’s palette of dyed luxury fibers.

Super-fine Merino Top, Tussah Silk, Cashmere, Hemp, Linen, Carded needlefelting batts, Prefelt and Silk Chiffon.
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 Woolee Winder.
Find Jon with his Pocket Wheels at the booth with NW Handspun Yarns.
Rainbow Farms Pygora
Terry Mattison
201 Wagner Road
Kelso, WA 98626
360-957-0729
www.rfpygora.com
spinpygora@yahoo.com
Decadent Pygora Fiber: natural colors and hand dyed, in cloud form, artisan batts and fine lace yarn. 100% Pygora or blends containing fine wools and/or silk.

Find Rainbow Farms Pygora in the booth shared with the SpindleWood Co.
RainShadow Yarn
Marcia Adams
25101 Chris Lane NE
Kingston, WA 98346
360-297-4485
www.rainshadowyarn.com
rainfarm@tscnet.com
Marcia specializes in naturally hand-dyed yarns and fiber from her own sheep and wool from other Pacific Northwest farms that she has custom spun.
Sincere Sheep
Brooke Sinnes
Napa, CA
510-390-0564
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. 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.
Slipped Stitch Studios
Laura Lundy
Huntington Beach, CA
714-728-2831
www.slippedstitchstudios.com
info@slippedstitchstudios.com
Slipped Stitch Studios is dedicated to creating unique handmade supplies for fiber artists, including 4 sizes of project bags, each with intuitive design and function, and fabrics to get giddy over. Patterns and chart solutions like the original miPattern Saver and magnetic bookmarks mentioned in magazines. You’ll find a hilarious collection of pin back buttons, handy travel scissors and so much more!
Solitude Wool
Gretchen Frederick and Sue Bundy
34923 Snickersville Tpke
Round Hill, VA 20141
540-554-2312
www.solitudewool.com
f-fsolitude@mindspring.com
Gretchen and Sue are two Virginia shepherds who love wool and Gretchen is originally from the Puget Sound. Both are handspinners and love creating a range of special breed specific yarns from fleeces hand selected from sheep raised on their farms and locally. Although color that comes from the sheep is truly the most beautiful, they can't resist hand dyeing some of the yarn with each dye lot inspired, not controlled. They don't repeat dye lots so buy enough for your project. Breeds include Alpaca/Merino, Border Leicester, Dorset, Icelandic, Karakul, Montedale, Romney, North Country Cheviot, Targhee, Tunis.
SpindleWood Co.
Steve and Connie Paulsen
12850 Maxfield Creek Road
Monmouth, OR 97361
503-838-3388
www.spindlewoodco.com
mail@spindlewoodco.com
We specialize in fine hand turned spindles crafted from domestic and exotic woods and made to your preference. Top whorl, bottom whorl, Tibetans, and Akhas as well as other hand turned wooden tools for the fiber artist. Our spindles and other products give the fiber enthusiast a tool of beauty along with its utility.

Find SpindleWood Co. sharing a booth with Rainbow Farms Pygora
Toots LeBlanc & Co.
Michele LeBlanc
Bend, Oregon
541-678-0808
www.tootsleblanc.com
yarn@tootsleblanc.com
Wool yarns and roving in their natural colors as "grown" by endangered or rare sheep breeds and blended with angora and alpaca.
Tootsie P Yarns
Virginia Gibbs
Laguna Niguel, CA
949-300-8801
www.tootsiep.com
virg@tootsiep.com
Specializes in high quality hand dyed fibers that are custom twisted and designed. Kits for many projects with original designs. Hand-dyed silk scarves, needle felting kits. AlaMode Paper Stash for use with dissolvable paper products and AlaMode Fiber packets for embellishments. Artistry Boxes: 600+ yards for artists palettes. See all the uses for Virginia’s AlaMode Fiber packets and Artistry Fiber boxes at www.tootsiep.com.
Village Spinning and Weaving Shop
John Novak
425 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
1-888-686-1192
www.villagespinweave.com
inquiry@villagespinweave.com
Huge array of knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and felting books, DVDs, tools, accessories. Large selection of yarns of all kinds of fibers, spinning fibers, wheels, and looms.
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 16-breed fiber sampler packs – perfect for spinners who are interested in branching out to some more uncommon breeds.