Thumb Fiber & Folk Arts Festival Vendors

Thumb Fiber & Folk Arts Festival Vendors

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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. 

Visit her on Facebook at Howard Knit Knacks

Contact Miranda at

Pink Sheep Creations
Pink Sheep Creations is the creative outlet for Lisabeth and her family sharing their love of the fiber arts by offering hand-dyed yarn, roving, batts, project bags, tool kit bags, needle holders, yarn snuggies, stitch markers, spinner’s chatelaines, orifice hooks, drop spindles and wraps-per-inch tools. 

Email her at


Glinda’s Organic Goatmilk Soap
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 Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Gift Shop, Cranbrook! They make great gifts or event favors! 

Email her at

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 or on Facebook

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 or visit their website at

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.

Zephyr Creek Farm

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.

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 hand dyed, hand painted and handspun. She uses her 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.


Sandy Beads, LLC

Lake Huron Petoskey Stones & Beach Glass Accessories, Watercolors, Watercolor Cards, Watercolor Portraits. NEW IN 2021:  Lake Huron resin coasters, phone pop sockets, wine glass charms.

Contact Joyce at

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Jeannie and Sherry will be providing shetland yarns and roving as well as fleeces for sale.  Also, Merino combed top,  merino raw fleece, Old English Babydoll Southdown roving and raw fleece.  They have the OEBBDSD yarns (spun on my great wheel and merino and merino/mulberry silk yarns)  both finger weight and sport weight. Be sure to check them out during the festival. 

Contact:  989-843-0056 & 810-797-4204

Sunshine Acres Homestead

We have a small family hobby farm located near Marlette.
We enjoy raising Shetland sheep, goats, and other animals. We also enjoy shearing, spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, and felting the wool. We use other fiber, like 100% cotton for dish towels and scrubbies, and alpaca fiber for socks.

Find Christine Lawler and Kellie Lawlerus on FB: Sunshine Acres Homestead

Contact us at

Rug Bug Stop

Rug Bug Stop is the creation of Dorothy Warner who is self-taught in the craftsmanship of weaving; primarily rag rugs, but has also created woven placemats that add the final touch to any table top. Starting her journey in 1985 she has presented her rugs at many Michigan Thumb Area events, including the Saint Clair Art Show winning the Best of Show. She enjoys sharing the love of the craft with others.

Dorothy will also be doing an Inkle loom weaving demo during the event.


Shadow Farms Wool Yarns and Fiber Shop

I yarn farm I keep year around 40 sheep lamb in March shear in May. I spin my BFL wool into Yarns and I dye yarn and rovings into many colors. Shelia Robbins

Contact:, Hubbard Lake, MI

Wilder Creek Workshop, LLC

Handmade brooms. Nancy Binkowski will be doing a workshop where you can make your own brooms during the event. She will also have some make & take broom kits available to do at her booth., Marshall, MI

Hidow Fiber Farm

Hidow Fiber Farm is located in the southwest corner of Sanilac county where they raise Shetland sheep.  Veronica is a spinner, weaver and felter. 

Her booth will include some handwoven items along with some upcycled wool items.  She will have handspun art yarns, roving and washed locks for crafting.  There will also be some knit and crocheted gift items. 

There will be fiber tools available from small tools to a rigid heddle loom and a couple of spinning wheels.

Brown City, Michigan

Jan Heidel Handcrafted Pottery

Jan’s beautifully hand painted pottery is delightful and charming. Great gift ideas! You may have seen her at the Lexington Fine Arts Fair. She is working on some special pieces for us to incorporate our “Fiber” theme with sheep, alpaca, yarn bowls, etc. Make sure to stop by and see what she has at our festival!

Contact:, Davison, MI.

Cerridwens Apothecary

Denelle Philemon loves to knit, spin, weave and just create. She will be demonstrating on her antique sock knitting machine during the event.

Contact:, Carsonville, MI

In My Backyard

Tina Etter is a fifth generation Detroiter who landed on a small farm in Howell, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in interior design.  She is known for her unique needle felted sculptures such as a hat covered with a coral reef, and fantasy birds from 7 inches to 7 feet tall.  Tina has had a booth at MMF for the last 6 years filled with felting wool and appreciates this opportunity to nurture others in the art of needle felting gnomes, chickens and sheep!   Tina is joining us this year to offer her 3D felting creations & felting supplies. She will be doing two workshops, Crazy Chickens & Sheep of a Different Color, so check the workshop schedule and register early.

Contact:, Howell, MI

A Sense of Thyme & Friends  

Handspun and crafted wool & alpaca products, woven, knitted & felted items, drop spindles and more.

Contact: Jeane Houston, 248-760-8621,, 
Lexington, MI 

Joined by Althea Oulette avid knitter and crochet enthusist, from Applegate, Nicola Danks spinner, knitter, weaver, basket weaver, soap maker, from Frankenmuth, MI

Mary Maxim

Krista Short, our own local assistant designer, is joining us this year and will have patterns and knitting accessories available. She will also be scouting for talent in design, pattern & product testing and sample knitters.

(96699) Persian Tiles Rose Garden Throw Crocheted using Mary Maxim Mellow spun DK yarn, this afghan is formed by joining motifs that show off the beautiful mosaic tile work. Get it exclusively at!

Leo Thomas is joining us to vend this year as well as to demo his woodworking skills. His talented daughter’s art and unique jewelry will also be available. 

You can find him on Facebook.

Port Hope, MI