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Contact us as thumbfiberfest@yahoo.com  Located in Sanilac County Michigan.

Vendors

Blendall Legacy Farm

Beth Sawdon's family farm raises fiber animals and dairy goats. Actively participating in 4H & FFA to encourage a new generation of fiber farmers and artisans. She sells fiber, wood working and natural products.

Contact Beth Sawdon  at 810-310-3030, or spinsandknits@gmail.com, or  on Facebook.

Circle G Alpaca

Susan Golpe of Carsonville, MI offers alpaca items, rugs, stuffed animals, gloves, hats, scarves and more. 

Contact her at circleg102@aol.com

Classy Cormo's

Barb Murray's Cormo sheep have supper soft fleece for your projects. She will have fleece, rovings, yarn, and finished knitted, crocheted and felted wearables and dryer balls and purses.

Contact Barb Murray Ubly, MI at 989-658-8387, or michiganpleasures@gmail.com, or  on Facebook.

Fresh Lotus Design

Julie has .a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from Ray College of Design in Chicago, she worked as an expert seamstress in garment design, and had a business designing for plus-sized women for many years. In Detroit's inner city she worked for a number of years teaching homeless women how to do industrial sewing. Besides sewing, she is a spinner, weaver, dyer and a true fiber artist. She works with silk, wool, firestar and lots of color. Her roving and yarns are handdyed, hand painted and handspun. She uses sher website as a platform to teach others what she has learned. Check out her videos. While she lives on the shore of Lake Erie now, her family farm in Deford has been part of the Kingston, Caro, Deford community for over 100 years. 

julie@freshlotusdesign.com

freshlotusdesign.com

https://www.facebook.com/freshlotusdesign/

Glinda's Organic Goatmilk Soap, LLC

Michelle Teno our Appalachian Great Wheel instructor is Glinda's Organic Goatmilk Soap, She is from Chesterfield, Michigan. Her charming soaps can be found at City Knits in Harrison Township, Anton Museum gift shop in Mt. Clemens, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Gift Shop, Cranbrook, her Etsy shop and here! They make great gifts or event favors! She will also have her Appalachian Great Wheels at her booth for demos if you missed her workshop. Visit her Etsy shop for more about her soaps. Visit our Intructor information page for more information about her great wheels. And visit our Educational Workshops page for information about her classes.

Happy Stance Ranch

At Happy Stance Ranch we lovingly hand process all our alpaca fleece after shearing. Hand carded, hand washed with the mildest soap, hand spun in variety of weights, using natural colors of the animals. When we do dye fleece it is with Kool-aid set with white vinegar and thoroughly rinsed. No harsh chemical or other fiber such as sheep's wool is used with our products.

Contact Monica at happystanceranch@yahoo.com

Debara Stager of Marysville creates project bags for all your knitting, crochet, pinloom weaving, and other projects to take along. Visit her and see pictures of her work on instagram @heavenlytextiles or on etsy by using the button. Contact Debara at Heavenlytextiles845@gmail.com

Hidow Fiber Farm

Hidow Fiber Farm specializes in Shetland sheep fibers raised on Veronica's Brown City farm.  She has a shop on etsy and a facebook page under her farm name. She have fibers ranging from raw to washed, dyed and ready to  spin. They carry handspun art yarns, hand-dyed silk scarves, needle and wet felted items. Veronica will have whole felted Shetland fleeces and some raw Shetland fleeces available. 

Contact them at hidows@greatlakes.net, or on Facebook.

Howard Knit Knacks

Miranda Alijah Howard has a small fiber farm near Marlette, MI where she raises the rare Jacob sheep for their fiber and spring lambs. She also spins their fine fiber as well. Miranda loves to dye, play with color, knit and spend time with her animals and kids.


Miranda's handy-work can be seen at www.HowardKnitKnacks.etsy.com

Visit her on Facebook at Howard Knit Knacks

Contact Miranda at profarmsprovita@gmail.com

Hummin Haven Alpacas LLC

Located in Peck Michigan, Sharon Weiss offers raw Alpaca fleece, knit items, scarves, cowls, yarn, felted items ( needle & wet felted), dryer balls, ornaments, table runners, Alpaca pillows & roving. 

Contact Sharon at 810-378-5205, or peckplace88@wowway.com

Kaninchen Farm

Monique Kinney and her family have a small hobby farm in Kalamazoo, MI. Raise Silver Fox and French Angora rabbits. In working to live a more sustainable lifestyle Monique not only teaches classes on Rabbits and their care, but also on homestead education, plant science for kids, rain gardens and more. Monique will be demonstrating at the festival and teaching a class on Thursday. Check her website for information on her farm, animals and events schedule.

Visit they're website at: https://www.kaninchenfarm.com/ 

Visit they're website page at: https://www.facebook.com/KaninchenFarm

Email: kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com 

Iron Wheel Farms

Danielle has patiently waited to join us & this is the year! We are happy to be able to bring her for your shopping pleasure! Fiber farmer of Finn Sheep, spinner, fiber artist!

Iron Wheel Farms offer Registered Finnsheep, Custom Hay Harvest and Sales. We have breeding stock, fiber pets, wool products, roving and yarn, freezer lambs and good quality hay for sale. 

Iron Wheel shop on Etsy. 

 

Contact Us:

4269 Roehrs Rd

Beaverton, Michigan

(989) 859-5563

danielledwentz@sbcglobal.net

Lazy Dog Fiber Arts (Alpaca Barber)

Katie and Matt Goff of Lakeview carry Michigan grown and processed luxurious alpaca and other fibers, yarn and hand crafted knit-wares including hats, mittens, and more! They also offer a limited selection of Peruvian-made alpaca teddy bears and toys.

Contact them at lazydogfiberart@gmail.com or visit their website linked below.

Mulch and More Crafts

Beverly Thorne and her son Cliff come from Elmira, MI. Bev makes handspun yarns, hand dyed wool top, roving and yarn, felted hats, hand knit items, dryer and cat balls. Cliff offers a selection of needle-felted items ranging from Art Dolls and ornamental heads to necklaces, bracelets and key chains. He also makes hand-tooled copper shawl pins and other jewelry.

Contact Bev at Edwin030@centurytel.net. Visit their online shop by clicking the link below.

Sandy Acres Alpaca

Alpaca fiber, processing and animal demonstrations.

Contact Sandy Johns of Carsonville, MI at 810-622-7815

A Sense of Thyme

A Sense of Thyme was originally the name of the herb shop Jeane Houston had in Troy, MI with her friend Rose. She kept the name when they closed the shop and she moved to the Lexington area. Jeane still has lots of herb gardens but has gone back to her first love of fiber arts. She makes and sells drop spindles and does hands on demos and workshops. She spins primarily wool primarily from Corriedale and Merino sheep but has recently added alpaca. Jeane weaves, knits and offers finished rugs, wall hangings, sweaters, scarves, socks & more.

 

Contact her at asenseofthyme@gmail.com or visit her Facebook page linked below.

Shady Hollow Suri Alpacas

Linda Bader & Cindy Smith of Bad Axe, MI have a full service farm specializing in Suri Alpacas. They feature raw fiber, suri roving, hand spun yarn, heavy extreme socks and other alpaca products.

 

Since 1998, Shady Hollow has been committed to our business, our clients, new breeder support, and the alpaca industry. Our herd consists mostly of full Peruvian bloodlines but we are believers of ‘alpacas without borders’ and have been breeding bloodlines from all countries. As a small farm with minimal overhead, we are motivated to keep our prices in line with the economy and our support and accessibility high. 

We offer many services including: Free Consultation and Superior After Sale Support; High Quality Suri Genetics; Herdsire Service; Fiber, Yarn and Alpaca Products; Multiple Animal Sale Discounts; Full Reproductive Guarantees; and Transportation Assistance.

Shady Hollow Suri Alpacas — Linda Bader/Cindy Smith

4810 S. McMillan Rd, Bad Axe, MI 48413 

989 658 8629  or  989-550-7629 | shsurialpacas@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page.

Sweetpea Cottage Pottery

My art work has always been created with the outdoor spirit and nature I craved as a child and the wisdom I have earned as an adult. It has always been my nature to put a calm happy creative spirit into my art work.

In the end, that is what I hope to give to others with my art. I create art in Michigan, from a home studio in woods or at Sweetpea Cottage by the lake. I often work with Clay, Glass, Metals, Textiles, Watercolors, Collage, Photography...and of course natures gifts. My hands and spirit create useful beautiful objects of art; it is a pleasure to be able to share these gifts.

 

I wholesale pottery to businesses and sell my extras at Galleries and shows. I am blessed with 2 studios to work in, one in a 1900’s schoolhouse in Sanilac County and another at home in St Clair County.  

 

This online website www.Sweetpeacottagepottery.com points you to my Etsy shop and my airbnb rental Sweetpea Cottage in Port Sanilac MI.             Enjoy....Jannett Prusik

Thistle Rock Acres

Gretchen Diffin of Posen Michigan offers homegrown rovings, yarns, and knitted items from her sheep, llamas, mohair goats and agoras. She will be bringing her spinning wheel.

Contact Gretchen at gretchendiffin@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Zeilinger Wool Company

Jim Huber will answer your questions about fiber processing. Roving, yarn, socks, batting, combed tops, dryer balls, pillows and more. Contact him about dropping off or picking up fleece for processing. 989-327-2504 jim@zwool.com

Zephyr Creek Farm, LLC

Zephyr Creek Farm is nestled on twenty acres in the Michigan thumb. Our farm’s focus is regenerative agriculture, with an emphasis on sustainable natural fibers.  In 2011 the Romeldale CVM sheep arrived at the Farm. The breed was selected due to their critically endangered status, highly desirable wool, strong mothering instinct, and ability to thrive on pasture.  One of the driving forces of our farm is collaboration with other small farms in order to promote the US cottage wool industry. Zephyr Creek Farm offers finished knit and woven goods, handspun yarns, felted soaps, wool wash, and both raw and prepped fibers.

 

Ellen Zawada is a spinner, knitter, dyer and weaver. Unicorn wool products. 

zephyrcreekfarm@yahoo.com

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