Thumb Fiber Festival
Walnut Grove Collective
Walnut Grove Collective is a dual purpose pottery studio located just north of Croswell. Artist-Owner Lisa Wilson is able to make her own artwork that ranges from sculptural to functional, and also offers classes in both wheel throwing and hand building pottery.
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Contact Lisa Wilson at email@example.com
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
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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.
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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!
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.lazdogfiberarts.com
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.