May 2021 Vendors

Beautiful supplies, in the hands of talented makers, make incredible art.

You are a talented maker, and it is our privilege to connect you with the very best curated selection of vendors.

Our vendors make The Edmonton Fibre Frolic a truly unique experience. From one-of-a-kind skeins of handspun or hand dyed yarn, to hand turned yarn bowls and accessories, to fibre direct from the farm, you can find the most incredibly beautiful supplies and tools for your craft obsession.

https://allisonbarnesyarn.com

Hi, I'm Allison! I love yarn and colour. I’ve been hand-dying yarn since 2015. Yarn allows me to experiment as an artist, I love translating the beautiful colours of the world around me into fabulous fibres.

 

 

https://ancientartsfibre.com

Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts is an artisan hand dye company drawing our inspirations from nature, art, and our love of stories. We use premium bases ethically sourced, ethically milled, and spun exclusively for us. We love doing virtual shows where we share our passion, and always have lots of gorgeous yarn, giveaways, and treats for you!

Andrea's Handspuns

https://linktr.ee/andreageldart

 Adding colour where ever I can. Mostly a canvas bag maker dabbling in textile art. I also love spinning textural yarns and sometimes offer hand-dyed local wool, exotic fibres and handspun yarns.

Blenderz Garment Recycling

https://www.blenderzgarmentrecyclers.com/

Blenderz Garment Recyclers is an Eco-conscious creator based in Edmonton Alberta. We support the circular economy and keep textiles out of the landfill by upcycling, recycling. No clothes or textiles that we process are exported from Canada.

https://comfycozyknits.com

Hi, my name is Ashley. I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids with a deep love for creating with colour. I like to experiment with colour in all colours - everything from neutrals to brights, self striping to tonals, and everything in between.

https://curiousfoxfibres.com

Danielle is a textile artist and designer living and working in Treaty 6 territory. She began her textile journey with a single frame loom and now her studio is home to a collection of tapestry and floor looms, a spinning wheel, and more! She is also an instructor at Fern's School of Craft. Danielle is passionate about exploring how traditional craft can be a path to a more sustainable world. You can find more of her work and process on social media on @curiousfoxfibres.

https://www.dewedlebug.ca

We are a fibre arts supply store for fibre artists, by fibre artists. We offer 21 micron merino in a rainbow of colors plus a wide range of other fibre for spinning or felting. We are a proud Louet supplier and offer a range of tools to help fibre artists create their masterpieces. We got the right fluff!

 

https://www.falseholly.com

 

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Fatmarmotknits

Nikki first started experimenting with dyeing wool in 2012. At first it was just a curiosity, but it quickly turned into an obsession. In 2018 Fat Marmot knits was born and Nikki was able to start sharing her passion with the world. Everything is hand dye in small batches in her kitchen located in the beautiful Okanagan valley. Nikki has developed some repeatable colourways, but often gets distracted by all the possible colour combinations resulting in unique one of a kind skeins and fibre. Fat Marmot Knits was born out of a desire to play with colour on a medium that Nikki has loved for many years!

 

Fern's School of Craft

https://www.fernsschoolofcraft.com/

Fern's School of Craft offers a wide variety of textile workshops including weaving, rug hooking, punch needle, embroidery, knitting, sashiko, indigo, shibori, natural dye, block printing, eco printing, bundle dyeing, fabric marbling and basket weaving. (To name just a few!) Founded by Jessica Fern Facette (Fern, she/her) Fern’s School of Craft is a space where fibre artists from across Canada meet to carry on the long tradition of sharing skills and knowledge. Fern's textile work is a modern spin on traditional techniques and patterns. Her weavings have exhibited at Enterprise Square Galleries, Toronto Fashion Week, the Alberta Craft Council, and the Edmonton International Airport.

Hi, my name is Yoriko Oki. I am a Japanese immigrant in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am a dyer, weaver, knitter, and overall fibre art enthusiast. My mission is to inspire and empower my fellow fibre artists through my work so that you can keep creating and having fun. I admit that I am a slow learner. Although I enjoyed working with yarn and fibre since I was small and grew up surrounded by rich history of textile, my path to get where I am now was not straightforward. I always describe myself as a “forever work in progress.” I am looking forward to finding out what unrolls in front of my eyes next!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FireweedFibreco

Purveyors of hand dyed yarns, roving, batts and rolags.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HewetopiaFiberArt

Hewetopia Fiber Art offers luxurious hand-dyed yarns such as silk, mohair, alpaca, cashmere and Superwash wool for knitters and crocheters. We create gorgeous art batts for spinners and needle felters, and sew fun project bags.

https://www.hippystrings.ca

We are Robyn and Sherrill, a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law team who are the faces and hearts behind Hippy Strings. We have poured our love of yarn, knitting, vintage, boho and all things handmade into our beloved little store. We are lucky and thankful to be located in a building as beautiful as our cozy little train station. We still have to pinch ourselves once in a while that this little dream-come-true is actually happening. We hope you enjoy browsing our collection of hand-dyed, local, Alberta, Canadian and International fine quality yarns and fun, practical accessories. Please stop by the Station...coffee is always on. 

h0neycrumb studio

https://instagram.com/h0neycrumb

h0neycrumb studio is a passion project that unites the beauty of fiber with a mission to decrease textile waste. 'Weavel' Phaidra works with Amiskwaciwâskahikan local, zero waste b.a.m.f Blenderz Garment Recyclers to collect, clean, and dismantle pre-loved fabric & knits and transform them back into workable yarn or fiber medium.

https://imagineyarn.com

Working with raw fleece and seeing how it transform into lustrous, colourful long locks, creates a space for my creativity to blossom.

JJ Woll

www.jjwool.ca

Jenn and Jan (jj wool company) have been upcycling old wool sweaters, scarves, blankets and suits into colourful, cozy accessories since 2013. Their mission is to give a new life to these castoff garments. They started by sewing mittens, added skirts and cowls, and then branched into other "less wintery" items . The beautiful fabrics found in wool and tweed jackets have inspired a line of totes, project bags and zippered pouches . Each item is made using a combination of woven suit fabric, scarf, blanket and/or sweater with perhaps a bit of waxed canvas. Also, to keep you cozy while knitting on chilly days, you may be interested in their pieced throw-sized blankets and cushions, Norwegian sitting mats, or cashmere ponchos. A whole lot of woolly goodness!

http://knotsewcute.blogspot.com

Knotsewcute designs in crochet by Kim Miller.

https://www.littlebluefibrestudio.com

Little Blue Fibre Studio values the relationship of art and craft while providing the community with local and sustainable materials for making.

https://www.kaleatheluddite.ca

Kalea Turner-Beckman is a yarn producer, natural dyer, and knitwear designer living on Treaty 6 Territory in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). She works directly with local sheep farmers and fibre mills to produce sheepy, breed specific yarns for her Luddite Yarn brand.

Kalea is a student in the Master Spinner program at Olds College, and uses her hand spinning knowledge to design yarns that highlight the characteristics of specific sheep breeds, hand selecting each fleece. The yarns are dyed in her home dye studio using home grown dye plants, kitchen waste, foraged weeds, waste from local businesses, and sustainably sourced dye extracts.

https://midknitcravings.com

We are Jaedyn and Tara, sisters living in the heart of the Canadian prairies! We have enjoyed the fiber arts for a very long time! Our most recent obsession is dyeing yarn, creating both fun and classic colourways that appeal to a variety of makers.

https://neatnikyarns.com

Neatnik Yarns is all about colour and quality, especially bright, variegated colourways on soft, chunky yarn. I (Angela) draw my inspiration from music and nature, and have curated my yarn bases with a focus on high quality locally sourced materials that are easy on the environment. What started out as a hand dyed yarn business on Etsy in 2018 has evolved into selling handwoven art yarn, woven wall art using hand spun yarns, and most recently weaving wearables (think houndstooth scarves). 



https://www.numanayarns.com

Numana Yarns is a new indie-dyed yarn company based in Sherwood Park, AB. Many of our colourways have a story behind the name, and we share those stories on social media. We carry a wide range of bases and offer custom orders of most of our colourways.

https://overthemoonyarn.com/

We are a mother daughter dying duo that hand dyes yarn in small batches, inspired by the Universe and Beyond.

We share your love of creativity! The Paint Spot is a proud Canadian company serving artists since 1985. We are a resource to help artists realize their artistic vision. The artists who work here take pride in their reputation for innovation, giving the best service, and fostering the creative community. It is more than offering great products, sharing our know-how, and providing a showcase for your art. Tell us about your project and let’s turn it into a great art adventure.

https://rivercityyarns.com

We're not your average yarn store. We're your place to unwind. Nestled in Edmonton, Alberta, we're your place for everything yarn, knitting and crocheting. And if you can't visit our shop, you can certainly shop online.

https://www.instagram.com/riversidebrisco/

We are a fibre farm located in the Columbia Valley, in Brisco, British Columbia. We are one of four registered Gotland breeders in Canada. We have Blue Faced Leicesters and a Wensleydale ram who are part of an upbreeding program for the Gotlands. We also have other breeds including Clun Forest, North Country Cheviot and Tunis crosses. We sell a variety of products from raw wool to finished yarn.

https://www.instagram.com/sarahsfibrearts/

I create quality hand-crafted items, because I care about what I am making. I work with quality fibres and textiles, and I am also keen to reuse, recycle and repurpose, so many of my creations contain recycled fabrics, linings and batting (all cleaned of course), sourced from local thrift stores.

Sleepy Sheep Workshop

www.etsy.com/ca/shop/sleepysheepworkshop

Sleepy Sheep Workshop aims to stick a smile on your face whenever you look at your project. Sometimes adorable, sometimes subversive.

https://thegeneralbean.com

We are fibre artists from Calgary AB who specialize in eco friendly products, needle felting kits and supplies all from local Canadian wool.

https://twistedsistersmill.com

Twisted Sisters Yarn is made from the Sunnyhill Alpaca herd, the alpacas are raised with love and shorn annually for their comfort and yours! Twisted Sisters Mill does not use any harsh chemicals during processing, the alpaca yarns are naturally soft and beautiful, ready for your next project.

https://www.twotimesinfinity.ca

two times infinity explores and revitalizes the art and craft of the past into the present. And does this while focussing on doing no harm to people, places and creatures. To meet that goal, we do three things.
One, we look for suppliers who share this value to protect the animals who provide our fibre, to protect the planet by embracing healthy environmental practices and to protect the people who harvest, process and dye the products we sell.
Two, we carry products that are all produced from raw materials from nature. We have made a choice to not carry highly processed manmade fibres.
Three, we have researched to find minimal packaging that is plastic free so that you, the consumer, can repurpose, recycle or compost it. Even down to the glue on our packing tape.

We know that today’s world is hectic and that we all are seeking activities to heal and nourish our souls. We invite you to sit down with us. To take a moment to slow down. And create.

https://www.weaselworks.ca

The Weasel (Gary) loves to utilize locally grown wood to create tools for fiber artisans that are not only beautiful but the act of using a tool is pleasure and joy to work with.