May 2022 Artisan Portfolio

:: PLEASE NOTE:: The May 2022 event was a lovely event, and we invite you to continue to support the vendors who helped to make it a wonderful experience.
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Allison Barnes Yarn

Allison Barnes Yarn

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.

Ancient Arts

Ancient Arts Yarns

Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts is an artisan hand dye company drawing our inspirations from nature, art, and our love of stories. We dye premium bases ethically sourced, ethically milled, and spun exclusively for us. Come meet our latest new yarn bases, kits, and patterns, and prepare to have some fun!

Andrea's Handspuns

Andrea's Handspuns

I love making bags and I love to paint. I make handpainted canvas bags with fabric ink and blockprinting. Each canvas I paint are unique and one of a kind. So, each bag made from my paintings will be unique and one of kind. I knit/crochet and designed some awesome project bags called the Yarnpartybag and Sockpartybag. These bags have a ridiculous amount of pockets and dividers to keep balls of yarn from dancing while knitting/crocheting. I also love to spin and make my own yarn, I always have an overflow of fibres that I dye and blend.

Anurain Design

Anurain Design

I love making items to adorn fellow crafters body's and creations! Supporting the community via local business and building relationships with other artisans fills me with joy. I work with gemstones and metals in my studio to handcraft lots of special one of a kind items just for this show. Locally very few makers have products like I do so the show attendees can look forward to something very different at my booth. This will likely be one of the few shows I do this year (and it is always my favorite) so being able to shop in person is a special occasion for me and my customers as well. I truly hope I am able to again join the Fiber Frolic artist lineup this year!

BK's Bling

BK's Bling & Bags

I sew excellent quality project bags, using quilting cottons, cork or Mora leather with waterproof lining.

Blackbird Knitting

Blackbird Knitting & Needlework

Blackbird Knitting & Needlework is a 100% women owned and operated business. We have grown from the ground up, starting with a great idea and a definite love of all things fibre related. Our mission is to provide affordable, quality yarn and supplies to knitters, crocheters, spinners, felters, and needleworkers.

Comfy Cozy

Comfy Cozy Knits

When I am working with yarn, I feel comforted and at ease. This starts when I am preparing the yarn to be worked with, all the way through to when I am finished processing the yarn and working with it in a project. My inspiration comes from family, things that I see in nature, and experiences or images that bring me joy.

 Crafty Bones

Crafty Bones

I have such a love for all things fibre related. I have made it my goal to show others the beauty that is our industry. Creating gorgeous patterns that people want to make, having high end soles for slippers or bases for handmade bags. Using a crochet chart to show off how intricate and gorgeous crochet can be and allowing people to show them off on my merch.

Curious Fox

Curious Fox Fibres

Danielle is a textile artist and designer living and working in Treaty 6 territory; she is also an instructor at Fern's School of Craft. 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! Danielle is passionate about exploring how traditional craft can be a path to a more sustainable world.

Dragon Strings

Dragon Strings

Dragon Strings is a indie dye studio that focuses on fantastic one of a kind colourways and smooshy-smooth yarn bases. Inspiration is taken from photos, nature, geek culture and literary sources. You never know what’s going to come out of the pot this week!

Fidley

Fidley Dyeworks

Quality yarns, hand dyed in small batches. Lovingly crafted project bags and totes including leather, canvas and cotton. Knitting patterns suitable for all skill levels.

Fireweed Fibre

Fireweed Fibre Co.

When I first discovered hand dyed yarn I found a lot of neutrals, pastels and muted colours. I had a hard time finding the bold, bright colours I wanted to knit with. I bought some bare yarn and a dyeing starter kit and I fell in love with dyeing. I love dyeing bold colours and fierce speckles on yarn and fibre.

Flock Fibre

Flock Fibre

Flock Fibre Studio is an artisan yarn brand specializing in unique, hand-dyed skeins inspired by the colours of nature.

General Bean

The General Bean

We are a husband and wife team who are passionate about natural fibres, sustainable living and keeping artisanal skills alive. We share this thru our handcrafted items, local wool and classes. We create needle felting kits and supplies as well as naturally dye yarn, fibre and accessories with Indigo and botanical dyes. Thank

Gingersnap

Gingersnap

Kim & Colin are the merch sponsors of this spring's Edmonton Fibre Frolic! Check out their shop for all the yarns in their signature style.

Her Leather

HerLeather Co.

I love, love, love to create and make things. I've always loved natural materials such as linen, wool and leather, but anything made in leather always takes my breath away and I always have to feel and check it out. I tend to recycle, repurpose and mend before buying new. I have a mix of re-purpurposed and new leather and turn these simple pieces into unique and beautiful items. I’ve always wanted to learn to knit and this past Christmas I had the opportunity to take some classes. I’ve made a few things and am excited to make more. Knowing more about knitting and what items are used has helped me understand what features I need to include in my bags.

Hewetopia

Hewetopia

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

JJ Wool

JJ Wool

Jenn and Jan (jj wool company) are giving new life to old wool garments by creating one-of-a-kind bags and garments. Their inspiration comes from the beautiful knitted and woven wool fabrics found in thrift shop wool sweaters,jackets and scarves. Each product has its own unique personality and story.

Knitley Road

Knitley Road

I'm passionate about luxury and less-common yarn bases and a love of colour, allowing for coordinating colourways for larger projects.

K-Zip Knits

K-Zip Knits

As a small batch yarn company, based in Summerland BC, we are always looking for ways to bring a little bit of colour to your day, rain, snow or shine! Our colourways are often inspired by a photo, theme or experience which are as varied and beautiful as the world around us. We don’t use harsh chemicals in our dye processes and strive to bring you a luxury product at an affordable price. It is our belief that quality hand dyed yarn should be accessible to everyone!

Little House of Macrame

Little House of Macrame

My name is Barb Rahal. I am a Chilean born artist, who’s medium for the past 26 years has been mainly photography. Since 2020 I have been dedicated to create macrame. My passion for this ancient craft and my love for natural fibres started at a young age but it did not go beyond creating plant hangers and friendship bracelets. My real curiosity for different natural fibres together with the observation of a lack of accessible high quality materials for macrame makers and other fibre artists, led me to create Little House of Macrame. My work has a modern spin on this mostly traditional knotting technique. I’ve been drawn to creating with my hands from early childhood. Having explored many different mediums, I have found that macramé and weaving provides me with a unique and beautiful balance of structure and freedom. The long strings hanging from the driftwood or dowel and a blank warp ends threaded on a loom are the canvas where it all begins, while the design builds knot by knot and line by line in a slow reveal until the piece is finished. It’s not until I’ve knot the last knot or cut the tapestry free from the loom that I see the work in its entirety and it takes on a life of its own.

As an artist, my goal is to create pieces that lend beauty and a sense of belonging to the places they will inhabit. Some of my pieces may reflect an inner call for peace, others may be simply the way I see the world around us. Through this creative exploration I continue to find and hone my voice.

Fibre work attracts me for its simplicity: threads twining together to create a whole. Working with fibres provides me the opportunity to sit in the stillness of my thoughts, allowing my hands to think.

Lone Larch
Project bags & Patterns
Maple & Rose

Maple & Rose

I'm a professional woodworker turn work at home mom. I love being home for my boys while showing them that it's okay to follow your dreams. I love creating and being a part of someone else's creative journey makes me happy. I put my heart and soul into everything I make.

Neatnik

Neatnik Yarns

Neatnik Yarns are hand dyed yarns that are anything but ordinary! Always one to search out the elusive bright, variegated colourways, when Angela (the human behind Neatnik Yarns) started dyeing her own yarns in 2018 it made perfect sense for her to gravitate towards the biggest, boldest and baddest yarns she could find!

Since then, Angela has been on a fantastical fibre adventure. Already at home knitting and crocheting, her spinning wheel arrived right as the pandemic hit in March of 2020, giving her time to play and hone her skills creating art yarn. By the fall of 2020 she was selling hand dyed fibre for spinning and creating Wooly Wall Hangings as a way to channel her love for her colourful and chunky art yarn. In December 2020 she bought her first rigid heddle loom. And that was it. Now she has three.
Since discovering weaving, Angela has expanded her yarn bases to include cotton and non-superwash bases, with the goal of making all the things with her yarns! Whether you are a knittier, crocheter, weaver, tapestry maker or hand knitter, she’s got a yarn for you!

Numana Yarns

Numana Yarns

Numana Yarns is an indie-dyed yarn company that started in September 2020. It is based in Sherwood Park, AB, and run by Tammy Bylsma. While it started as a hobby to keep busy after the pandemic completely dried up her travel agency business, it quickly became apparent that it’s faster to dye yarn than it is to use it.

Many of the colourways have a story behind the name, and we love to share those stories on social media when the colourway is released. We carry a wide range of bases and offer sweater quantity custom orders of most of our colourways. We carry an extensive selection of sock yarn as that is our number one seller, but offer weights from lace to super bulky.

Ochre Lea

Ochre Lea

Cate Kuzik is an Edmonton based artist with a passionate connection to traditional handmade printmaking techniques during this increasingly digital age and is the creative force the drives Ochre Lea (“oh-kerr-lee”). Never accused of using to many neutrals, her work reflects her enthusiasm for boisterous colour combinations and often employs hand-drawn, carved typography with a bold graphic aesthetic. Cate’s creative energy and down-to-earth, highly approachable nature is immediately evident in her fun minimal leather creations.

Qiviut

Qiviut, Inc.

 

Qiviut Inc. is 100% Inuvialuit owned and operated in Nisku, Alberta, Canada by Tanis "Akutuq" Simpson originally from Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories.

The mini mill was purchased and shipped from Fairbanks, Alaska, USA to Leduc, Alberta, Canada in the winter of 2019.

We manufacture luxurious 100% Qiviut yarn, Qiviut yarn blends and Qiviut knitwear!

We are continuously striving to create the best quality yarns for all your knitting projects.

River City Yarns River City Yarns is an online local yarn shop, offering exclusive yarns, designs, project kits and great tools. We also host online workshops with world-class instructors. As an independent business with a 20 year history, we're known for giving great advice and friendly service. When we're not answering the phone or emails, we're creating online content at podcaston.ca.
Rose Hill Yarns

Rose Hill Yarns

Seasonal Inspired Colourways

Sarah's Fibre Arts

Sarah's Fibre Arts

I make high quality bags for all crafting purposes. I enjoy working with repurposed fabrics to reduce waste in the environment. My bags/products are unique one-of-a-kind mostly because I prefer not to make the same thing over and over again.

Shelley's Artistry

Shelley's Artistry Co.

Shelley has been doing pottery for the past 14 years. She enjoys playing in the clay and experimenting with new decorating ideas. The colourful pottery she creates is not only functional but sure to bring a smile to your face. 😊

sleepy sheep

Sleepy Sheep Workshop

Sometimes cute sometimes crass, but mostly just looking to make you laugh, giggle or smile!

Sleepy Sheep Workshop creates stitch markers, progress keepers and other fiber tools.

Based in Edmonton Alberta

Small Fish Yarns

Small Fish Yarns

My fibre arts journey began at age 6 when I learned to knit.

Throughout my youth I continued to knit small projects. In my final year of high school a Textile Design class became available and I took full advantage, dabbling in fleece cleaning, carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving. These skills remained in the background as I continued through life.

In 2016 I came back to dyeing, first with onion skins and black beans then quickly switching to acid dyes. Throughout the next several years I gained the experience and confidence in dyeing that led me to begin selling my dye work on Etsy in the fall of 2020.

I am truly a small batch dyer with many of my colourways being dyed one at a time. I love complex colour and mix the vast majority of my dye from primaries rather than using dye right out of the jar. I strive to march to my own drummer creatively.

Smiling Sheep

Smiling Sheep Fine Yarns

 

We are all about cohesive colour palettes for all your knitting/crocheting needs from simple scarves to colourwork sweaters. We provide our customers with luxurious yarns and splendid colours.

That Yarn Habit

That Yarn Habit

My name is Tara and I am the indie dyer behind That Yarn Habit. That Yarn Habit brings my passion of colour and creativity to others, with an inspiration to knit/crochet their next amazing project in a wide range of yarn weights. I would say what sets That Yarn Habit apart from others is our colourway collections inspired by TV series such as Friends, Supernatural and the latest Yellowstone. That Yarn Habit is known for our crewneck Knitter/Crocheter sweatshirts, as well as tshirts and ceramic mugs with cheeky sayings.

Twisted Sisters Mill

Twisted Sisters Mill

Alpacas inspire and complete us, we raise alpacas with passion and make yarn and finished products with their amazing fleeces, life is good

2xinfinity

Two Times Infinity

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.

Under the Elm Yarnery

Under the Elm Yarnery

Under the Elm is an independently owned and operated mobile yarn shop based out of Red Deer. Our goals are to meet the needs of, and nurture community for the knitting and crocheting enthusiasts of Red Deer and Central Alberta. We make it a priority to support Canadian indie dyers and accessory suppliers.

Yarn Vudu

Yarn Vudu

I love color & yarn creating unique colorways that are different every time creating one of a kind colorways. Art, culture, and bold color plus the perspective of others inspire me.