Fibre Arts Festival & Sale 2020
Sorry to inform everyone that the PETERBOROUGH FIBRE ARTS FESTIVAL & SALE scheduled for Saturday March 14, 2020 has been CANCELLED!
We hope to re-schedule…
Our 10th annual Fibre Arts Festival & Sale will take place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, (located by Fleming College) 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $5.00, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
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2020 List of Vendors
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3 Dog Knits
3dogknits is a yarn and fibre shop! I sell fine hand dyed yarns and fibre’s from my home and in 2 shops in Ontario.
As well as being an indy dyer I also teach classes on Hand spinning, knitting, and dyeing.
A River of Yarn
A River of Yarn is a studio and an online business owned and operated part-time by Tracy Minnema since 2015. Tracy’s business specializes in luxury and affordable hand knitting/crochet yarns, patterns and accessories. Tracy offers lessons from beginner to advanced techniques in the studio and travels Ontario taking part in various fibre festivals. Some of the interesting products Tracy will be featuring in her booth include: NEKO curved double point knitting and flexiflip needles, yarn kits and Ready-to-Die Yarns from Universal.
Adele’s Locks of Love
Adele’s Locks of Love – Adele Forward
I live in beautiful Dorset Ontario and am a lover of fibre. Nothing thrills me more than getting a raw fleece or processed roving and transforming it into a rainbow of colours. In my booth you will find hand spun yarns using my dyed fibres, dyed locks, party batts, rovings, raw and dyed fleece, hats made by me with my yarns and occasionally spinning equipment. I can be found on Facebook as Adele Forward or on Ravelry as bluesdancin.
Hand dyed locks, fleece and yarns…hand spun and dyed art yarns perfect for creating magic in knit, crochet or weaving !
All Dyed Up! Fibres
Welcome to All Dyed Up! Fibres, home of the creations and fibre journey of sisters Edith and Dianne. Our main focus is on unique colorways on superior quality yarns. Every skein is hand dyed using a variety of applications. We create beautiful yarns that we use in our own projects and we hope that you will enjoy them too!
Inside our store you will find our hand dyed and hand painted yarns and sock blanks as well as hand cranked sock tubes and patterns. We create independently resulting in a wide array of colours and styles.
We hope you enjoy our shop and thank you for being part of our adventures.
All Sew Allison
Alison has been a ‘needle nerd” ever since she can remember. It was sewing that attracted her to the Fashion Design program at Sheridan College but it was knitted garments that eventually won her heart. Now she combines all of her creative skills in a wide array of beautifully crafted pieces ranging from her elegant knitted popovers, shawls, coats and vests – either ready made or in kit form – to hand sewn knitting essentials – bags, needles cases, shawl pins, stitch markers to name just a few. She knits and sews an on she goes – but you can catch up with her. Check out her work at her ETSY site and then come down to Fibre Fest 2019 to check out the gorgeousness for yourself. Wardrobe essentials start here.
Artisans Centre Peterborough
The mission of the Artisans CentrePeterborough is to preserve heritage artisans’ skills and enhance the community of Peterborough and the Kawarthas by providing education and skills training to the public, children to seniors. We currently offer workshops in the following disciplines – Fibre, Gourd Art and Woodturning as well as many “Special Interest” workshops.
Artisanthropy stocks Canadian-made supplies for fibre artisans, while also offering classes in, and high-end, proven tools for, knitting, crocheting, tatting and embroidery. The shop also promotes the work of local fibre artisans by selling handmade items.
CHIP AND SPARROW
Christina Weeks – Chip and Sparrow
My handmade weaving looms are made by me in Guelph Ontario with locally sourced wood and finished in local beeswax. Made to be easy for a new weaver to use, they are not only functional and affordable, but the most beautiful looms we’ve seen on the market. They can be hung on the wall mid-project and still look great (perfect for those short on space). We also make small, pocket sized looms that can be worked up anywhere. We sell at One of a Kind Toronto, the Textile Museum of Canada, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Woodstock Fleece and Fibre Festival, Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival, among many others. I would be selling our Minilooms, our bracelet weavers, our lap looms, and our tapestry looms.
Gisele Kashul is a quilter who makes quilts from up-cycled wool fabrics as well as pillows, buntings and other articles.
Earth & Vines
Sandi is a natural fibre artist who works extensively with hand gathered materials that grow in and around the Kawartha Lakes, near her Notably Natural Studio on the shore of Buckhorn Lake, Ontario.
Known primarily for her traditional and non-traditional basketry, Sandi also makes large to extra-large wall weavings, willow figures, twig and tile tables, garden benches and wire sculptures.
Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough
The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough is a lively group of individuals who share a love of working with needle and thread. Using tried and true traditional embroidery stitches in new, refreshing ways to add beauty and charm to everyday items, the Guild infuses needlework with a modern
esthetic. If you are interested in a portable hobby that inspires and challenges, and love the feeling of working thread through fabric, then the Guild is right for you. Take what you learned at your granny’s knee and bring it into the 21st century…
My stash of vintage sweaters, linens, blankets, and yarns inspires me because of its huge variety of colours, textures, origins, and imagined histories: an antique hand-embroidered pillowcase can become a Christmas angel, an out-of-style cashmere sweater can become a cosy winter hat, a misshapen grey cottage blanket can become a statement cushion. Using traditional techniques such as felting, appliqué, knitting, embroidery, and machine sewing on a 50-year-old Bernina, I can continue the life story of each piece of fabric.
Not only does my work connect the past with the present, it connects the present with the future. It pleases me that my creative repurposing of discarded “stuff” is one small step in caring for our environment.
FABRIC ART – CHRISTINE BARKER
Born in Great Britain, Chris Barker has enjoyed working with fibre from an early age, whether embroidery, cross stitch, macrame, weaving, sewing, or knitting. She has also experimented with making batik fabric for sewing projects and hand dying wool for knitting.
Chris has been making fabric art since 2004, starting with quilted landscape wall hangings.
Mostly self-taught she enjoys experimenting with different fabrics, yarns and techniques to make an original art piece. Nature and landscape scenes lend themselves well to collage, but she has also done houses, gardens and figures.
Most of her work is framed fabric collages behind glass. In some pieces she uses special wooden frames without glass to accentuate the texture and beading.
She uses mostly cotton batiks but has used silks, yarns, lace and netting to great effect. Besides fabric collages, she has done numerous children’s play quilts, kits, and cards. She sells her work each year at the Fibre Arts Festival (March) in Peterborough and at the Canoe Museum.
Haliburton School of Art and Design
Haliburton School of Art and Design is known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft and design in Canada. Learn at their beautiful campus that provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on studio experience. They offer certificate, diploma, post-graduate and week-long summer programs to help you build a solid portfolio to take you to the next step – whether that’s continuing education, embarking on a career, or starting your own practice.
Enroll in a one-week summer course or a semester- long accelerated program, and challenge your perception of what can be created with textiles. Learn how fabric is made, how it behaves, and how to design, construct and manipulate it. Participate in the hands-on discovery of the science and techniques of fabric dyeing and pigmentation with some of Canada’a most respected fibre artists.
Prior to the show you can visit the Haliburton School of Art and Design via their website at: hsad.ca, their Facebook: Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art + Design, their instagram page at:
fleminghsad or Twitter: @flemingHSADscott.email@example.com
Happenstance Books & Yarn
Happenstance Books & Yarns has been a mainstay in the village of Lakefield for over 36 years. If you’re passionate about books and yarns this is the store for you!
Knitters, crocheters, fibre artists – you’ll find a wide selection of quality and affordable yarns in all weights for whatever project you have in mind. We carry the brands Amano, Berroco, James C Brett, Cascade, Debbie Bliss, Estelle, King Cole, Rowan, Opal, Patons, Sirdar, and West Yorkshire Spinners.
At the 2020 Fibre Festival our booth will be well stocked with yarns for spring projects as well as a colourful array of self-striping yarns for socks and shawls. You’ll also find a selection of Aitken & Hyde pottery featuring their beautiful hand-made yarn bowls. New items this year include felting kits from Scotland, knitting kits, and textile books.
Happenstance Books & Yarns, 44 Queen Street, Lakefield
HOOKED ON THE LAKE
As I grew up I developed my love of all things fibre through making my own clothing, knitting sweaters for myself and friends, learning to crochet – although none of those little doilies – bathroom curtains was my first project and learning to quilt. I would spend hours in quilt stores pulling bolts of fabrics off the shelves and imagining what I could make with them. Until the day I visited a wonderful quilt store in New Hampshire where I discovered a rughooking kit. I was intrigued but this was before internet was as widespread as it is today and I could not find anything to teach me how to hook – until my cousin came for a visit and showed me a project she was working on and introduced me to her teacher.
I realised after the first few loops that I pulled that I had discovered a fibre art that appealed to every creative bone in my body. I loved the almost zenlike feel of pulling loops, loved playing with colour and developing my own colours through dyeing, loved designing and loved the final product. I have been hooking for about 22 years and still get excited every time I pick up my hook and a strip of wool…
We raise quality wool from our flock of registered shetland sheep and shetland blue faced Leicester crosses. Fleeces, rovings, and lambs available.
Horseless Carriage Museum
The Horseless Carriage Museum is a culmination of 45 years of Richard’s experience, making and marketing our exclusive handcrafts and displaying our antiques at heritage venues across Ontario. The Horseless Carriage is a unique, privately-owned museum specializing in brass era cars and transportation, turn-of-the-century mechanical antiquities and an 1890’s general store, located on a century farm between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon.
It was the acquisition of two rare sock knitting machines, the World’s Star and the Banner, both made by the Creelman Bros in Georgetown in Ontario, that has brought us to participate at Peterborough Fibre and Arts Festival and Sale. Recently we have acquired a another very rare World’s Star that will make baby socks! Again, we will display and demonstrate the lost art of sock -making on these intricately simple machines and sell unique, handmade “socks of many colours” hand-cranked on century-old knitting machines. We make adult socks, baby socks, fingerless gloves, tab socks, headbands and boot cuffs ….a small sampling of what the Horseless Carriage Museum and General Store has to offer.
For more info, see their website at www.horselesscarriage.ca
IN MY YARN GARDEN
IN MY YARN GARDEN is an Etsy shop that focuses mainly on Drops Garnstudio yarns. It was started in 2015 by Margareta Hansson. In My Yarn Garden was created as a result of the lack of Drops yarn available in local yarn shops. Drops has a great selection of yarns and free online patterns in multiple languages. One of the best sellers is Fabel sock yarn, which In My Yarn Garden carries in a wide range of colours. Margareta discovered the joy of working with fibre as a teenager and has a mission to touch every part of the fibre process. Knitting and felting has always been a big part of Margareta’s crafting, and she has recently invested in a spinning wheel to add to her fiber experiences.
Kawartha Rug Hookers
The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild was established in 1966 to promote the art and craft of rug hooking across the communities of Ontario. We currently have a membership of over 1000 ﬁbre artists supported by 80 certiﬁed teachers. The OHCG operates a yearly school for its members, offers workshops for Branches and publishes a quarterly newsletter, in glossy magazine format (36-40 pages). Join an international network of approximately 1,000 textile artists who share their enthusiasm and experience for the art of traditional rug hooking.
Kimat Designs specializes in custom frame, as well as carrying an extensive range of cross stitch and embroidery supplies. We have been in business for over 20 years and enjoy traveling to different craft markets and shows.
Lake Knit Yarns
Lake Knit Yarns is a fibre company born on the shores of Lake Ontario, Canada. Lake Knit yarns offers hand dyed yarns, fibre, and wooden knitting and spinning tools. I have been knitting, sewing and wood working for over 20 years. I love the colours and textures of yarn in any form and I’m taking my passion for colour to the next level by offering hand dyed yarns, spun at a mill in Ontario. The wooden knitting and spinning tools are also made my me in my workshop by Lake Ontario.
Lanes End Farm
Lanes End Farm & Fibre
Lynn Hasson from Lanes End Farm and Fibre has been raising sheep for 43 years and now has a practical and effective system for maintaining optimum health while producing as natural a product as possible, she is also a spinner and is well known for her skill in spinning dog hair. For those that wish to craft their own creations Lynn will have fibre and yarn at her booth and for those who would rather leave the crafting to someone else Lynn will have a variety of articles made from her own wool including blankets, gloves and mittens. Lynn’s hemp hand cream is also a favourite of many members in the Guild.
If you want to contact Lynn, she does Farm Gate Sales 3143 Hwy 7 Reaboro, phone; 705-324-9413 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOMLUST is joining us from Midland Ontario. Ronnie and Ben are weavers themselves and developed their shop to carry a variety of quality weaving yarns not readily available to the fibre arts community in Ontario. They offer a selection of cotton, linen and wool for weaving as well as tools and accessories. Loomlust carries yarns that are difficult to source in Ontario including those from: Venne, Bockens and JaggerSpun.
You can visit Loomlust’s website and online store at: https://loomlust.myshopify.com/
art yarns, spinning tools and fibres, collectible scarves
Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild
In our guild we have weavers, spinners, felters and fibre dyers of all levels of experience and expertise. We enjoy getting together to learn, share and teach to get better at the crafts we love. We’re dedicated to passing down these wonderful skills so that future generations can feel the sense of joy and accomplishment from making beautiful and useful objects with their own hands.
So if you are interested, come and check us out! We always welcome guests and new members.
Pine Hollow Farm
PINE HOLLOW FARM was established as a family farm in 1982. I wanted to learn hand-spinning and produce my own fibre. The Angora goats arrived in 1987 and purebred, registered Rambouillet sheep arrived in 1988. Unfortunately there were no mills in Canada that could effectively process the fine wool.
And so I began a cross breeding program using three purebred sheep breeds, to develop a specific fibre and breed type. After qualifying as an Angora Goat judge, I further defined my breeding goals in both the Angora goat herd and the sheep flock.
After years of extensive selection, I named my sheep “Norbouillet.” Pine Hollow Farm is the exclusive producer of this breeding stock. The fibre is available in washed locks, rovings and yarn, both hand dyed and naturally coloured. My fibre is processed at Wellington Fibres near Elora Ont.
The farm also supplies wool/yarn orders to other farmers, processors or shops who wish to have a Canadian and Ontario grown and processed product.
The Norbouillet sheep produce many natural colours including cream, browns, greys and black. Blending the wool with mohair enhances the properties of both. Many rovings and yarn blends use different percentages of these two natural fibres.
Pine Hollow Farm is a member of the Upper Canada Fibre Shed and had the honour of supplying the yarn that was hand woven into a blanket to be presented to HRH Prince Charles during his 2017 Canadian visit. There are several other exciting projects using Norbouillet wool in the works.
https://uppercanadafibreshed.ca/2017/05/08/pine-hollow-farm. And a Norbouillet page can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mostlymohair.
Allison can be reached at email@example.com
One of a Kind
Rovings & Wraps
At Rovings & Wraps we have blends for spinning and felting using luxury and exoctic fibres. Merino, alpaca, angora, tussah and cultivated silk and other fibres all are blended to make colourful and interesting batts that are fun to spin or felt. There are hand dyed rovings as well, using Merino , Blue Faced Leister, Polworth and other fine wools. Finished items from yarn spun from all our fibres include cowls, scarves, and shawls. Hand spun yarns are also available. A great place to shop for you fibre needs!
Hand dyed rovings. Blends to spin and felt. Lots of different colours and blends. Twins – 50 grams of roving in a “solid” colour with 50 grams of a complimentary blend .
Santosha Fibreworks Farm
Santosha Fibreworks and Farm is small-scale, mixed agriculture farm that emphasizes diversity in products. We focus on Shetland sheep and their wool for spinning, bees, honey and beeswax products, and vegetable/produce gardens.
Shepherd’s Hill Farm
Shepherd’s Hill Farm consists of a flock of mostly long wool sheep raised in an ethical and sustainable manner. Our goal is to produce fleeces that are clean, consistent and easy to spin. Our efforts have been recognized locally and at the Royal Winter Fair.
I enjoy dyeing our fibre and painting yarn as well as using my fibre in rug hooked items.
Stitches Plus – quilting and embroidery, lessons, badon.w@
(Betty Ann Welsh, Omemee)
Maria Guadalupe Cervantes
I was born and raised in Mexico City, where I completed my Business degree at the University of Mexico and started working in the Banking Industry, but I always had a passion for design coming from an Artisan family for generations. After I moved to Puerto Vallarta, I met my husband, got married and immigrated to Canada and started my new life and follow my dream…
My design/crafting venture began in my artisan’s workshop in Campbellville, Ontario in 2003, now is a family business my husband who retired last year and 2 part time ladies help me with all the process. I pride myself in working with quality, sustainable, vintage and organic eco-friendly products to recycle and produce my personally designed textiles mixing natural fabrics with contemporary elements.
I love working with different textures to make my creations, and my goal is to create organic and vintage products that are useful in everyday life
Each piece is exclusively crafted and stamped with NO TWO PIECES THE SAME. Because of the variations in shapes, color and artistry, rustic irregularities are to be expected and lend an individuality to each creation.
The Alpaca Shop
Isn’t it time you discovered Alpaca.
THE BLACK LAMB
Join THE BLACK LAMB at Peterborough Annual Fibre Arts Festival.
We will have a wide selection of custom roving both superwash and feltable for spinning and wet felting, plus an array of other fibres for your enjoyment.
Pre needle felted batts for needle felters, and custom scarf batts.
NEW this year we will have beginner dye kits, and needle felting kits.
Our collection of knitting, spinning, and felting supplies are a reflection of our passion for these ageless craft.
We invite you to visit our booth, linger, touch the fibres, and be inspired to create your next project.
THE LIVING CANVAS
Laura Mayo Artist Statement
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Laura has always been surrounded by nature and takes inspiration from it to produce her art.
With over twenty years of experience as a self taught artist, Laura has mastered the art of Sun Dyeing, which involves taking the leaves, flowers and seeds from plants and using them to create permanent images on silk scarves.
Working extensively with other fabric dyes, Laura has also created a line of Ice and Spray Dyed scarves in a fusion of colours to add to her line.
Hand made, perfectly matched scarf jewelry is also available to be purchased along with the scarves.
The Night Weaver
My name is Valerie Carpentier known as the Night Weaver. I have worked in various mediums but for the last 10 years I have been creating fabric art landscapes.
I enjoy selecting fabrics and then texturizing the composition with thread “painting” to give contrast and depth to my art work.
The Olive Sparrow
The Olive Sparrow focuses on hard-to-find wet-felting and needle felting goods, as well as natural crafting items.
Most of these are exclusively available at the Olive Sparrow – 18, 21, 24 micron merino roving and batt, Swiss mountain sheep wool, WizPick felting needles, industrial felting needles, felting surfaces, 100% wool felt, extra-long locks (i.e. Teeswater from England). 100% wool felt in over 90 colours. Ball-brausers, felting-needle holders.
TWIN PINES ALPACAS
TWIN PINES ALPACAS Farm & Fibre Mill is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Northumberland County, Ontario. Our farm is a local landmark and is known for its’ large herd of Huacaya Alpaca which is raised for fleece. In 2018, we expanded our farm operations to include a commercial on site textile mill and custom milling service. We specialize in natural fibre products made from Huacaya Alpaca, a wide variety of high quality sheep wool, mohair and other exotic plant fibres to make yarn, rovings and felted products for sale. From our farm to your home – we strive to make products every fibre enthusiast will enjoy for years to come. Stop by Twin Pines Alpacas Farm & Fibre Mill and ‘Come Experience the Difference”.
What’s Weft by Esther Grav (since 1983)
What’s Weft is a supplier of Ashford weaving & spinning equipment & fibre supplies. We also sell Lendrum spinning wheels. We supply Ashford wool roving in Merino, Corriedale & Polworth. Other supplies include hand dyed silks, natural dye products & an assortment of accessories for felting, spinning & weaving. Handwoven & felted products are also available.
Esther opened the business in 1983 and works out of her home in Belleville, ON.
She also offers weaving, spinning & felt instruction. Esther has her OHS Weaving certificate and has taken the Spinning certificate course in Owen Sound. Over the last 15 years she has been actively pursuing her interest in Wet Felting. She has travelled to many countries and taken courses from Master Felters.
She is a member of the Belleville Weavers & Spinners Guild, the Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners Guild & the Ontario Handweavers & Spinners.
Wild Violet Designs
WILD VIOLET DESIGNS – Laurie Corriveau
alpaca farm with felted hats, mittens, kits,scarves and hand dyed fibre, hand spun yarn, knitting needles & notions
Wool 4 Ewe had a small flock of ewes, in Ontario. Most of our ewes were of the Dorset breed. Our lambs were generally born in May as singles or twins. Triplets occurred, but not as often.
Our ewes spent most of their time outdoors. This way they could exercise and spend as much time as they wanted in the fresh air and sunshine. They had access to a barn, of course, and came in whenever they liked. They were sheared in the spring and their soft, warm fleeces are used to make our products.
From here we graduated to our Wool 4 Ewe Mill. We can now process various fibers from fleeces to rovings, batts or rug yarn. We also sell batts and roving and rug yarn along with all the items seen on the website. Come see how fiber is processed!