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 2018 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.


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

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

Saturday, February 17th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 18th 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!


Abstract Fiber
Susan Stambaugh
6843 SW 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97219
Brilliantly hand-painted luxury yarns and fibers for knitting, spinning, felting and weaving. Featuring cashmere, yak, camel and silk. Yarns have no knots, and are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Patterns by Gardiner Yarn Works and more. Handworks Lace Blocking Wires.
Abundant Earth Fiber
Lydia Christiansen
6438 Central Ave.
Clinton, WA 98236
Pacific Northwest and domestic non-superwash wool prepared in small batches by yarn designer and mill owner, Lydia Christiansen. Each batch is designed to express the abundance of texture and natural color in our local breeds. Also featuring the incredible Wool Tinctures, a new way to dye wool at home without mixing, measuring or mess. Wool Tinctures offer all the enchantment of dyeing without any of the hassle.
Acorn Street Yarn Shop
Fenella Raymond
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
Pat Fly
19402 Goebel Road SE
Tenino, WA 98589
360-264- 4727
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.
Kismet Andrews
1507 Broadway St.
Vancouver, WA 98663
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
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
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)
Portland, OR
Brooklyn Tweed offers breed-specific, 100% American wool yarn. Our core yarns, Shelter (worsted weight), Loft (fingering weight) and Quarry (bulky weight) are woolen-spun for the making of light and lofty garments. Our new core yarns Arbor (DK weight) and Vale (lace weight) are worsted-spun for superior strength and stitch definition. In addition to our yarns, we also offer original knitting patterns that are thoughtfully considered, educational, and enjoyable to work. Several of our pattern collections are in print in book form and will also be available at our booth.
Canon Hand Dyes
Amy Serradell
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.
Carolina Homespun
Morgaine Wilder
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!
Catherine Lowe
Catherine Lowe
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.
Chicken Boots
Saremy Duffy
2889 Cohasset Rd, Suite 3
Chico, CA 95973
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.
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.
Creative with Clay
Charan Sachar
32706 5th Ave. SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
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
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. Hand dyed Tops and Tunics new this year!
Fibers Etc. – Offering Habu Yarns
Roberta Lowes
705 Opera Alley
Tacoma, WA 98402
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
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 Yarn Company
Lori Maul and Emily McNeil
711 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
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
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.
Kevin Hansen and Beth Hansen
710 E. Park Ave.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
MiniSpinners are the state-of-the-art spinning equipment – the lightest, most compact, technically advanced e-spinners that are commercially available. We will have the original miniSpinners with the V2 electronics and the new miniSpinner Pro, faster and more powerful. Accessories are available including LCD displays and the ZUCA bags. We will be showing our video “Revolution” in our booth, an animated short on the history of spinning! New this year is our wonderfully compact and light Lazy Kate! It has an innovative design and comes in 2 ply and 3 ply models.
The Homestead Hobbyist
Ken Moore
Seattle, WA
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
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.
Isis Yarn LLC
Kathleen Schneider
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.
Island Fibers
Maxine Bronstein
Debbie Hayward
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.
Jorstad Creek
Kerry Graber
Lacey, Washington
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
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.
Local Color Fiber Studio
Emily Tzeng
656B Moji Lane NW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Local Color Fiber Studio is a small farm and natural dye studio on Bainbridge Island, in the Puget Sound, 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 fields!
Northwest Yarns
Heather Seevers and Echo Mae
1401 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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.
One of a Kind Buttons and Embellishments
Candace Wilson
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. New this year beautiful bird ornaments with knitter, weaver, spinner on them with bird garden art too!
Pocket Wheels by Jon
Jon McCoy
Oak Harbor, WA
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
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
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.
White Birch Fiber Arts
Lisa Bass
P.O. Box 915
West Dover, VT 05356
802-380- 7347
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.
Kate Sitzman
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.