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 2016 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.
2016 DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday, February 11th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 12th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 13th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 14th 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 2016 WINTER RETREAT VENDORS
3676 SE Martins St
Portland, Oregon 97202
|Highest quality hand-painted yarns and fiber in wool, silk, yak, cashmere, and luxury blends. 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 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-solids to multicolor. Lace to worsted weights. Sock knitting machine demonstrations.|
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.|
|Black Wolf Ranch|
58515 Lower Crossing Road
Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
|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|
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, 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!|
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, fibers and wool fabric. Also exotic fibers, patterns, knitting and spinning accessories.|
2889 Cohasset Rd, Suite 3
Chico, CA 95973
|New Fabrics! New Products! 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|
118 Madrone Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
|Brooklyn Tweed and Shibui Yarns and projects.
Bainbridge Island Yarns
|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, 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|
Sheila and Michael Ernst
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. New - Roman style glass distaffs!|
|Fancy Image Yarn|
591 SE 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.|
|Haapsalu Lace Center|
The Wooly West
PO Box 58306
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
|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. When Nancy Bush is not teaching, she will be in the booth. Nancy is a sponsor of this project to preserve the lace traditions of Estonia. Madrona has donated the booth space to support her efforts.|
1615 California St. #608
Denver, CO 80202
|Unigue yarns from Japan. Kits and patterns also.|
Kevin Hansen and Beth Hansen
710 E. Park Ave.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
|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. We will have the original miniSpinners (but with the V2 electronics), the new Professional miniSpinner (much faster and more powerful), and LCD displays for miniSpinners.
We'll also have miniSpinner accessories and ZUCA bags!
|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.|
|Isis Yarn LLC|
Bremerton, WA 98310
|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.|
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; felt and felt products; 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 end, and lampworked beads. They also feature photo greeting cards and prints featuring fiber animals, birds and flowers.|
|Locally Northwest sourced, 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.|
|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
|Welcome knitters, spinners and weavers!
Hand dyed yarns and fiber from: Spincycle Yarns, Huckleberry Knits, BJS Fiber, Greenwood Fiber and Abundant Earth Fibers.
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 weaving supplies: rigid heddle looms and reeds, table looms, shuttles, etc.
Plus more tidbits and treasures from our home shop! Looking forward to seeing you:)
|One of a Kind Buttons and Embellishments|
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 that compliment a huge assortment of hand-dyed yarns and add texture/color to any knit garment. Buttons, pins, pendants, shawl pins, yarn bowls, really big buttons, sheep ornaments, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and a new Madrona pin.|
|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
|Locally grown and processed Pygora fiber and yarn. Natural colors and hand dyed in cloud and artisan batt form. Gossamer lace and a new fingering weight yarn, all from spoiled rotten, happy goats!
Find Rainbow Farms Pygora in the Madrona market on the left market wall in her own booth!
|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.|
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. They create a range of breed specific yarns and spinning fibers from fleeces hand selected from sheep raised on their and other small farms in the Chesapeake Fibershed. All yarns available in their natural sheep shades and Gretchen's hand dyed solids, handpaints or dyed-in-the-wool colors. Breeds include Border Leicester, Clun forest, Coopworth, Corriedale, Icelandic, Karakul, Llama blend, Montadale, Romney, Targhee and Tunis.|
|Studio Pok, LLC|
June Hemmons Hiatt
2625 Alcatraz Ave. #160
Berkeley, CA 94705
|One of the oldest and fastest ways to knit is with a device that supports the right needle so the hand can work as a shuttle. We offer a beautiful new, artisan-made, leather knitting belt, redesigned and modernized for contemporary knitters, and available in seven colors.
This wonderful method has been mostly forgotten except in Shetland, where they use a leather pouch stuffed with horsehair. I bought a Shetland belt in Edinburgh in 1984 and it has been my favorite way to knit since!
Stop by and we'll be happy to demonstrate how the belts are used. We also have signed copies of the "Principles of Knitting". If you already have a copy, we have custom-designed, signed bookplates.
|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.|
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.|