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
3676 SE Martins St
Portland, Oregon 97202
|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|
2818 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
|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
|Specializing in hand dyed yarns and New Zealand naturals -- particularly for socks. Sock knitting machine demonstrations.|
|The Artful Ewe|
P.O. Box 381
Port Gamble, WA 98364
|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.
Jean Elizabeth Glass
|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|
P.O. Box 470688
Aurora, CO 80047-0688
|Imported yarn from Ireland. An array of colors with a focus on cable and Aran style garments. Yarn, patterns and buttons.|
|Canon Hand Dyes|
3127 SE Pine St
Portland, Oregon 97214
|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.|
455 Lisbon St
San Francisco, CA 94112
|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!|
Couture Knitting Workshop
P.O. Box 209
East Chatham, NY 12060
|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.|
|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
|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.|
|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
|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|
S.E. 591 Arcadia Road
Shelton, WA 98584
|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|
8212 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
|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.
4023 Rucker Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
|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.|
135 W 29th St #804
New York, New York 10001
|Unigue yarns from Japan. Kits and patterns also.|
P.O. Box 327
Chimacum, WA 98325
|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|
3345 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382
|Custom skin care products. Exclusive crèmes and hand lotions formulated to make rough spinning and knitting hands and bodies smooth and soft.|
4208 Port Stanley Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
|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"|
P.O. Box 906
Dallas, OR 97338
|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.|
|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
|Handpainted tencel, silk, cashmere and alpaca yarns for knitters and weavers. Kits for shawls, woven scarves and beaded jewelry.|
|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|
1401 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
|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|
12885 SE 199th Drive
Damascus, OR 97089
|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.
|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|
Oak Harbor, WA
|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|
201 Wagner Road
Kelso, WA 98626
|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.
25101 Chris Lane NE
Kingston, WA 98346
|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.|
|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.|
Galina Khmeleva and George Girard
924 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
|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|
Huntington Beach, CA
|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!|
Gretchen Frederick and Sue Bundy
34923 Snickersville Tpke
Round Hill, VA 20141
|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.|
Steve and Connie Paulsen
12850 Maxfield Creek Road
Monmouth, OR 97361
|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.|
|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|
Laguna Niguel, CA
|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|
425 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
|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.|
P.O. Box 1794
Duvall, WA 98019
|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.|