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 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
Fenella Raymond
2818 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
206-525-1726
www.acornstreet.com
shop@acornstreet.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 in merino, Blue Faced Leicester, cashmere, alpaca, angora, silk, bamboo and tencel. Vast array of colors from brights to muted and semi-solids to multicolor. Lace to worsted weights. 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.
Black Wolf Ranch
Wendy Tyler
58515 Lower Crossing Road
Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
405-745-6000
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.
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, 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
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.
Chicken Boots
Saremy Duffy
48 Hanover Lane, Suite 4
Chico, CA 95973
707-616-7367
www.chickenbootsUSA.com
saremy18@gmail.com
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.
Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Kit Hutchin
118 Madrona Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-780-2686
www.churchmouseyarns.com
contact@churchmouseyarns.com
Brooklyn Tweed Yarns and Trunk Show
Local yarns and projects
Churchmouse Teas
Churchmouse Patterns
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, polworth, wools, alpaca and tussah and cultivated silks. Spinning and felting tops in wool, silk and blends, and silk mawata (hankies). Silk chiffon scarves and silk gauze yardage. 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
info@fibergallery.com
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.
Haapsalu Lace Center
Nancy Bush
The Wooly West
PO Box 58306
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
www.woolywest.com
nancy@woolywest.com
The Haapsalu Pitsikeskus (Haapsalu Lace Center) opened it doors in February 2014 to promote and share the history and techniques of the lovely lace knitting of this region of Estonia. This project offers a way for North American knitters to help promote the Haapsalu Lace Center and to preserve this nearly 200 year old tradition. The Shawls and scarves being sold are all made by knitters in Haapsalu. Some have been knitting lace since childhood and are in their 80's. Other knitters have learned their skills from master knitters in the town and have become masters in their own right. All proceeds from the sale of shawls, scarves, and other knitwear will benefit the Haapsalu Lace Center and knitters in Estonia. Nancy Bush will be in the booth and is a sponsor of this project to preserve the lace traditions of Estonia. Madrona has donated the booth space to support her efforts.
Habu Textiles
Takako Ueki
99 Madison Avenue #503
New York, New York 10016
888-667-4030
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.
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.
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 end, and lampworked beads. They also feature photo greeting cards and prints featuring fiber animals, birds and flowers.
Jorstad Creek
Kerry Graber
Lacey, Washington
360-451-4146
www.jorstadcreek.com
jorstadcreek@comcast.net
Northwest fibers, hand-dyed yarn. Sustainably grown and locally sourced Icelandic, Finn and Gotland wool yarns raised by Washington sheep farmers. New hand-dyed colors in ultrafine merino. Expanded patterns from the BK collective.
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
Bringing to you a sampling of local talent: hand-dyed yarn and roving from BJS fibers and Huckleberry Knits, Spincycle Yarns and local spinners. Handcrafted tools of the trade, shuttles and spindles and goodies from our shop for felters of all sorts.
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 that compliment a huge assortment of hand-dyed yarns and add texture/color to any knit garment. Buttons, pins, pendants, shawl pins, yarn bowls and a new Madrona pin.
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@net-nw.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.
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. New Clun Forest yarn and patterns designed by Pacific Northwest designers.
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.
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.