Thumb Fiber & Folk Arts Festival Vendors

Thumb Fiber & Folk Arts Festival Vendors

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

Matt & Katie Goff offers raw and processed fibers, including alpaca, wool and more, as well as hand and mill spun yarns, knitted accessories, a selection of handmade fiber tools, and a small selection of Peruvian made toys and alpaca fur teddy bears.

Contact them at or visit their website at

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 its 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.
Contact Ellen at
Visit her Etsy shop here:

Sandy Beads, LLC
Lake Huron Petoskey stone and Beach glass jewelry and accessories. Nature & Michigan themed watercolor prints and cards.
Contact Joyce at, or
Email orders and Questions to:


Jeannie and Sherry will be providing Shetland yarns and roving as well as fleeces for sale. She will also demonstrate weaving on her jack loom.
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. Wool: rugs, shawls, dryer balls, hides, roving, yarn, comforters, pillows, hat & scarf sets, headband & fingerless gloves sets. Alpaca socks. Cotton: quilts, tote bags, dresses for children, skirts for ladies, dish towel sets, scrubbies. Other: capes and ponchos, yarn flowers for your hair, scarecrows and other decor.

Find Christine Lawler and Kellie Lawler find us on FB: Sunshine Acres Homestead
Contact us at

Alpaca Products

As a Fiber Artist we use our home-grown Alpaca fiber to knit, weave, spin and felt many items such as dryer balls, mittens, scarves, table runners, hats and more. We also crochet many items out of various yarns to create dish clothes, pot holders, Afghans and more.

Contact Sharon Weiss

Hidow Fiber Farm

I will have handspun yarn and hand woven items. I will also have crocheted hats and blankets. I have used fiber tools, including spinning wheels, looms, books and fiber craft items to upcycle. I will have some washed locks.

Contact Veronica Dowling at


Our Little Farms LLC
Alpaca merino blend yarn – some hand spun. Wool blend batts, hand knit hats and scarves, hand woven scarves and shawls, homemade stuffed animals (alpacas and sheep), and goat milk soap.
Contact Michelle Pettinger at

Cerridwens Apothecary

Hand made knit hats, handwoven scarves, knit socks.

Demonstrates sock making on antique sock machine and rigid heddle weaving.


Visit her on Etsy at:



In My Backyard

Felting supplies and finished items. All of the finished items are designed by Tina and are one of a kind items.
Contact Tina Etter at

A Sense of Thyme

Handmade spun, knitted, crocheted, woven, needle & wet felted & home dyed items using primarily wool & alpaca fibers. Lavender sachets, homemade soaps, drop spindles, cards, and other fiber-related products.

Contact Jeane at: or visit me on Facebook A Sense of Thyme.

Leo Thoms

Handmade wood crafts and resin jewelry.

Contact Leo Thoms at

You can find him on Facebook.

Port Hope, MI

Jan Heidel Designs

Hand painted pottery.
Contact Jan Heidel at

Diane Bullock
Alpaca roving various colors all have been professionally cleaned at Frankenmuth.
Contact Diane at

Button Peeps
Antique & vintage buttons for creators or craft sewing. Huge variety; glass, wood, plastic, Bakelite, China, metal, brass ++. Antique dealer for 35 years. Finest quality sewing related items too.

Contact Mariann Saieed at 810-488-2269 or


Michael Distelrath

Handmade wood products.

Wilder Creek Workshop LLC
Brooms, broom making supplies, spurtles, crocheted baskets. (Any other wood items we design between now and then.)

Contact Nancy Binkowski at

Mulch and More Crafts
Hand dyed roving and yarns, hand spun, knitted items, felted hats.

Contact Bev Thorne at
Visit her on Facebook at: