Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's almost time!




Please join us at The Three Lakes Academy on Main Street Curtis in the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula on Saturday July 12th from 10-3 for a fiber event with a little bit of something for everyone! 

Local vendors will be selling hand-spun yarn, woven goods, hand woven baskets, knit items, wool roving, exotic fiber, fiber animals, knitting, felting, spinning and weaving supplies and other fiber related goods.  Artisans and vendors will be on site offering free demonstrations and learning events for adults and children.

Demonstrations and Learning Events Include:

  •  Wet Felting a bar of Soap- Children’s project at 11:00 and 1:00
  •  Spinning on a wheel 
  •   Bobbin Lace
  • Weaving on a Triangle loom
  • Weaving rugs on a 4 shaft loom


Lodging and meals are available in the town of Curtis and surrounding area and there is a playground on site to keep the kids entertained.
2014 Vendors:

Beadria Fibers/ Adria Simpson-  Hand dyed fibers, handspun yarn, stitch markers

Ewe-nique Designs /Joanne DuFour - Alpaca fleece (raw and carded), handspun and hand dyed yarns, handmade knitted items, handmade buttons, handmade lotion and soap


Homestead Acres /Yolanda Blissett- Alpaca fiber, yarn and socks. Lucets. Fiber related books.


Jane Forslund- Triangle looms, hand beaded shawl pins, hand woven shawls

Sheltered Shetlands/ Rick LaCasse- Skirted, raw Shetland Fleeces

Spinner's End Farm/ Sherry MacKinnon- Fiber from the farm, luxury fiber and roving, spinning tools, felted soap, luxury lotion bars, bamboo knitting needles.

Spruce Shadow Farms / Shelia Robbins- Yarn, Wool, and knitting related items

Winter Sky Wool Company / Karen Valley-Handspun Shetland yarn, handknit items

Woolderness / Moira Wilson & Roxanne Eberts- Roving, top, needle felt kits, wool felted soap, wool slippers, pin cushions, handwoven items

Ye Olde Rug Maker / Naomi Fletcher- Handwoven rag rugs, placemats, drumners; handwoven totebags, handknit purses.


We hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fourth Annual Eweper Fiber Fair!

The fourth annual Ewe-per fiber fair is scheduled for Saturday July 12th from 10-3.  Most of last years vendors are scheduled to return and the list will be updated in mid May.  We hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013 Final List of Vendors

Here is the final list of 2013 Vendors!  We are so pleased to have such a diverse group of fiber folks.


Joanne DuFour/Ewenique Designs- raw alpaca fiber, alpaca roving, handspun and hand dyed yarn, embroidered shirts, hand made button, hand knit goods, and lovely silky hand lotions and creams

Jim Engle- Hand turned wooden yarn bowls

Homestead acres/Yolanda Blisset- Alpaca fiber, rovings and yarn; lucets, fiber related books.

Eweper Spinners and Weavers group: handspun yarn, knit goods, beaded stitch markers, woven rag rugs, roving & Miscellaneous fiber items

Jane Forslund:  Triangle Looms, Shawl Pins, Handspun Yarn, Hand woven Shawls and scarves, bobbin lace bookmarks

Spinners End Farm:  Shetland Roving, Shetland & Angora Roving, dyed merino roving, English Angora fiber, Pygora fiber, Ashland Bay luxury fiber, hand painted silk hankies, roving and yarn, Schacht spinning wheels and spindles, knitting needles, crochet hooks and supplies.

Karen Valley/ Winter Sky Wool Company: Handspun, hand blended extra fine Shetland yarns, fleeces, roving, kntgoods and NASSA registered Shetland sheep.
Susan Vaniman/Woven Treasures- Handwoven split reed baskets and knit goods

Woolderness- Roving, top, needle felting kits, wool felted soap, wool slippers, felted pin cushions, handwoven items.
  
Adria Simpson- Handspun yarn of multiple fibers, "Plarn" (recycled plastic bags and such), handmade stitch markers. 
 
Jenny Lester Designs/ Jennifer Szubielak- Roving: Llama, Border Leicester/Cheviot, Border Leicester.  Fleeces from llama and Border Leicester sheep.  Handspun yarns, used fiber equipment (looms and wheels)

Spruce Shadow Farms Yarn Shop/Shelia Robbins- Wool Roving, Yarn, knitting supplies, French angora rabbits

Woven Treasures /Susan Vaniman- Handwoven Split reed baskets and hand knitted goods

Ye Olde Rug Maker- Naomi Fletcher- Handwoven rag rugs, placemats, drumners; handwoven totebags, handknit purses.

Sheltered Shetlands/Rick LeCasse- Skirted raw Shetland fleeces

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ewe-per Fiber Fair 2013

The Ewe-per Spinners and Weavers are pleased to announce that the Third Annual Ewe-per Fiber Fair is scheduled for Saturday July 13th,  from 10-4 at the Three Lakes Academy in Curtis MI in the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula.

We are currently planning learning demonstrations and activities and signing up vendors!

Learning activities and demonstrations will include: 

Weaving on a triangle loom
Weaving on a table loom
Bobbin Lace
Spinning on a drop spindle
Spinning from a rabbit
Hands on Dyeing
A wet felting project
Toothbrush rug weaving
Locker hooking rugs

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Sherry MacKinnon at 906-586-3767 or mackinnonclan@hughes.net by May 15.   Booth fees are $15.00 per 10x10 booth.  There is a limited amount of space to contact us as soon as you can!



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Confirmed 2012 Vendors

This is the current list of confirmed 2012 Vendors for the Second Annual Fiber Fair:

Joanne DuFour/Fiber Boutique- raw alpaca fiber, alpaca roving, alpaca yarn, embroidered shirts, and lovely silky hand lotions and creams

Jim Engle- Hand turned wooden yarn bowls

Eweper Spinners and Weavers group- handspun yarn, knit goods, beaded stitch markers, woven rag rugs, roving & Miscellaneous fiber items

Jane Forslund-  Triangle Looms, Shawl Pins, Handspun Yarn, Hand woven Shawls, bobbin lace bookmarks

Knitter's Niche- Mill spun and handspun Michigan yarns; knitting supplies

Lavender Cottage- Fabric for rag rugs, locker hooking supplies, crocheted rag rugs,  some finished quilted pieces

Spinners End Farm-  Shetland Roving, Shetland & Angora Roving, Alpaca roving, English Angora fiber, Pygora fiber, Ashland Bay luxury fiber, English Angora bunnies, knitting needles, crochet hooks and supplies

Karen Valley/ Winter Sky Wool Company- Shetland Roving, Cormo Roving, Handspun Shetland and CormoYarn, hand knit socks, hats & mittens, Felting kits,  Shetland lambs

Susan Vaniman/Woven Treasures- Handwoven split reed baskets and knit goods

Wind Dance Farm- Sheep fleeces, roving, handspun yarn

Woolderness- Roving, handspun yarn, needle felting supplies, Louet Spinning Wheels and accessories, Weavings, and finished wool products

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Second Annual Ewe-per Fiber Fair!

The date is set and plans are being made.

The Second Annual Ewe-per Fiber Fair is set for Saturday July 7th at the Three Lakes Academy in Curtis Michigan in the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula!  The venue is the same as last year, and we will have many of the same vendors plus some new exciting folks.  I'll post more about those later.

Please contact Sherry if you have any interest in becoming a vendor for this year!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ewe-per Fiber Fair Finale!

By all accounts the first annual Ewe-per Fiber Fair was a success!

People could get there because Judith and her husband Jim made signs.

The Chamber of Commerce was happy to advertise for us.

And I fixed the sign at the school.  Twice, because someone at the school took it down (two days before the event!)

Here are some of the vendors and their wares:

Woolderness from Hessel, MI

Winter Sky Wool Co., from Naguanee, MI
(I love the display!)


Hand turned wooden Yarn Bowls by Jim Engle of Lakefield Township


Triple R Ranch- Chatham, MI

Spinners End Farm, Curtis MI


Handwoven split reed baskets by Susan and handwoven shawls by Jane

Handwoven Rag Rugs by Carol- Engadine, MI

Lavender Cottage Quilt shop- Curtis, MI

Here are some photos from the Demonstrations:

Kool-Aid Dyeing


Wet felting around a plastic egg

Locker hooking a rug

Knitting!

Spinning!

Weaving on a table loom


Weaving on a triangle loom

Drop spindling
  I did a demonstration of spinning from a rabbit but no one took photos!   Too bad because Bigwig behaved so nicely on my lap and he is such a handsome fellow.

We probably had 100-125 people drop by and most people were very interested in the demonstrations and learning events, especially the children.  Not bad for a first year fair with little advertising exposure and we hope to reach a broader audience next year...we'll start planning MUCH earlier for next year.