Exhibitors & Vendors Directory 2016

Ba-a-ad Ass Textiles

Michele Pace

Cobble Hill, BC

mpace13@shaw.ca

(250)-743-2790

Specializing in hand-dyed rovings and yarn. All roving fibre is locally grown and processed.

Button Ladys Gallery

buttonladysgallery@gmail.com
(250) 888-5113

www.buttonladysgallery.com

Hand-crafted ceramic buttons and embellishments, ceramic spinning tools and lots of fun designs.  

Chaotic Fibres

chaoticfibres@gmail.com
www.chaoticfibres.com
 

Wool, silk, specialty fibres and more. Shop on-line for natural fibres that follow our fascination with quality, and bold, vibrant colours.

Conheath Farm

conheathfarm@gmail.com

(250) 746-7334

Local wool, sheared, cleaned and carded on site. Commercial and natural dyed wool for felting, crafting and spinning. Felting needles, foams, kits and supplies.

Cute as a Button

Carol Leaverton

Courtenay, BC

carolleaverton@hotmail.com

Hand-knitted and felted ladies hats, earbands, bags and pins. We also have dryer balls.

DK-Dydee Knits

Bonnie Lefebre
dydeeknits@gmail.com
www.dk-dydeeknits.com

DK-DydeeKnits utilizes rich colour and natural fibres to create fashionable, versatile and sustainable knitwear.

 

All DK Knitwear designs, knitting patterns and project kits are available for a spectrum of hand knitters, from the beginner to the experienced.

Dragonfly Dreaming

Beth Lischeron

Cobble Hill, BC

(250) 743-8036

www.dragonflydreaming.com 

All natural care for all natural people. Organic skin care grown in Cobble Hill since 1996. Products include organic face care, salves, essential oils, scrubs, cleansers and more.

 

Ancient Futures

Ali Bertin

ancientfutures@gmail.com

(250) 746-4050
(250) 748-7312

http://www.ancientfutures.ca/

Hand-dyed, handmade one-of-a-kind clothing creations all with Merino wool, available for the whole family. We also have available Merino wool fabric yardage.
 

Grinsheep Fibre Production

Sharon D. Pickard

1265 Leffler Rd, Errington BC V0R 1V0

grinsheep@gmail.com

(250) 248-6306

www.grinsheep.com

 

Dealer for Ashford, Louet, Majacraft and Schacht Spindle Co. We carry Knit Picks knitting needles. We have a selection of hand produced products: hand-spun, hand-dyed, handwoven, knitted and felted. We carry spinning wheels and accessories, hand spindles, rovings both local and exotic, felting supplies, yarns, small looms and much more.

Harold Tinling

harold.tinling@gmail.com
(250) 758- 2655

 

Quality wood items - functional and beautiful - for knitters, spinners and weavers.

Home Farm Shetlands

2881 Mountain Rd.

Duncan, BC

(250) 748-0487

Breeder of purebred, registered Shetland sheep. We offer quality Shetland spinners’ batts in natural colours and raw fleeces (hand spinner quality).

Humming Bee Farm

2109 Ida Avenue

Shawnigan Lake, BC

(250) 361-7816 

At Humming Bee Farm we breed and raise high quality, purebred white and coloured Angora goats. We shear our goats twice a year. Mohair is a wonderful fibre and in much demand by our local spinners and weavers.

 

Mr. Toe'd

Karen Lengyeltoti

Cobble Hill, BC

karenlengy@hotmail.com

Colourful socks, fingerless mitts, wrist warmers, cowls, headbands and more; all made on an antique sock knitter.

Muse Fibre Works

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/muse-fiber-works

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MuseFibreWorks#

You'll find hand dyed/painted yarn, hand crafted beaded stitch markers, some hand spun, some OOAK's and occasionally some knitted items up for grabs as well.  Most of my yarns are characterized by wine names from all over the globe!

Farmhand Fibre Arts

Jessica Havers

j.e.havers@gmail.com

Alum tawed, and smoketanned sheep hides grown and tanned on Vancouver Island. As well as yarn made from fibres 100% grown, spun and dyed on Vancouver island. I have both hand spun and mill spun yarns which include local sheep, alpaca, and angora fibres, I use some acid dyes, but I focus on botanical dyes which I forage myself on Vancouver island.

Let’s Knit!

Let’s Knit!

#2, 211 Second Avenue West

Box 485

Qualicum Beach, BC

 

250-594-3608

Let’s Knit! carries a big selection of natural yarns – alpaca, llama, silk, merino from South American vendors as well as high quality yarns from around the world. Plus we have a really good choice of family friendly yarns. We also have shawl pins and sticks, buttons, organizers, books, yarn bowls, notions and needles. We are little but we are lovely!

The Loom

Whippletree Junction

4705 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6E1

theloom@shawbiz.ca

Phone: 250 746-5250

We’ve been in operation for over 35 years and feature a large selection of wonderful yarns, weaving, knitting and spinning supplies. Find the store south of Duncan at the Whippletree Junction.
 

Nan.C Designs

Nancy Wesley

Duncan, BC

www.nancdesigns.ca

(250) 748-8006

A local fibre artist, Nancy makes one-of-a-kind felted wool creations and teaches workshops out of her Cowichan Valley studio. Products include felted toys, decorations, wall hangings, mobiles, felting kits and more.

Norah Curtis Designs

Vancouver Island, BC

norahknitter@hotmail.com

Norah's work emphasizes that everyday garments can be both functional and strikingly beautiful. Norah creates garments that, at a glance, announce the individuality of the wearer. In this age of throwaway fashion, she is interested in craftmanship and timelessness. 

Qualicum Bay Fibre Works

Anna Runnings

annarunn@qbfw.com

(250) 757-8844

Qualicum Bay Fibre Works is the only mill on Vancouver Island providing custom wool, mohair and alpaca fibre processing, and the only fibre mill in BC to spin fine yarns.
If you are a fibre producer, hand spinner or fibre artist, and you want local services, individual attention and small-scale processing, we’d be happy to take care of your fibre-processing needs.

Renditions in Rags Hooked Rugs

Chemainus, BC

Valgalvin123@hotmail.com

Phone(250) 246-3979

 

Renditions in Rags creates beautiful one of a kind rugs from recycled fabrics. I will be showing finished products (for sale) as well as demonstrating rug hooking and braiding. I will have a wide range of tools for both types of rug making as well as packages of wool fabric suitable for hooking, appliqué or penny rugs. Kits for braiding and hooking.

Tzouhalem Spinners and Weavers Guild

tswguild@gmail.com

Since 1973, the guild has been sharing ideas and enthusiasm as we show one another how we spin and weave. Our purpose is to encourage and promote spinning, weaving and associated fibre arts as a medium of self-expression, fulfillment and satisfaction. We also encourage mentoring between fibre artists of all ages and levels.

We will have for sale yarn and fibre stash, used equipment, books and magazines, handwoven, knitted and felted items and a variety of other fibre-related products.

True Love Homespun

Pat Zogar

The Farm at Cedar Woods, Cedar B.C.

Authorized Ashford Dealer

Hobby kits great for teen and preteen Christmas gifts: Nifty Knitter kits (remember corkwork?) and Drop Spindle Starter kits complete with everything needed to get started, including instructions, and packaged in recycled fancy boxes.

 

Alpaca fleece, cleaned and bagged and ready for carding or ready for spinning.  Knitted gifts – slouch hats, tube socks, one-of-a kind gift items.

Wildish Lynn Hudson

Lynn Hudson

Lynn Hudson has been designing and making fabric art since the 1970s when she opened her first studio shop in Ottawa. 

Her present home and studio is in Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, and she now sells her "Wildish Wear" work uniquely through artisan festivals, markets and Imagine That! Artisans' Designs in Duncan.

Woolings

Designs by Patricia Hart

(250) 598-7315

Patriciahart@woolings.ca

Find patterns for hats, cowls, wrist warmers, coasters and more. 

Woosterville Mini-llama Farm

Duncan, BC

woostervillefarm@gmail.com

plmorgan@shaw.ca

facebook.com/woostervillefarm

(250) 929-5973

Celebrating six years in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, our farm now has 16 mini-llamas (includes three yearlings). We continue to grow our llamas and develop their wonderfully soft fibre - our animals bring us joy and inspiration every day. We offer llama fibre, rovings, knitted products and photo art.

 

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