Fiber, Locally Sourced

Zeilinger Wool Company

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber Mill
Fiber, Locally Sourced

Website: zwool.com

How to Shop

Online Store: zwool.com
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @zeilinger.wool
Call: (989) 652-2920

About Us

Zeilinger Wool Company is a fourth generation fiber processing mill that transforms raw natural fibers into roving, batting, combed top, yarn and finished products such as bedding, socks, hats and gloves.

Contact Information

1130 Weiss St
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

(989) 652-2920

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/zeilinger.wool
Instagram: instagram.com/zeilingerwool

Tidal Yarns

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Locally Sourced
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun

Website: tidalyarns.com

How to Shop

Online Store: tidalyarns.com
Email:

About Us

Natural dyeing, supporting sustainable fiber farming and cooperative business practices are at the heart of Tidal Yarns. I hope you enjoy all the beauty and special care involved in creating each skein. It is a culmination of love, hard work and expertise by many wonderful folks & Mother Nature.

Contact Information

Old Lyme, CT

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/tidalyarnsnaturallydyed
Instagram: instagram.com/tidalyarnsct

Thistledown Alpacas and Angoras

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced

Website: thistledownalpacas.com

How to Shop

Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @ThistledownAlpacas
Call: (804) 784-4837

Festival Exclusive

Colored french angora rabbits with 4-generation pedigrees bred exclusively for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival every year!

About Us

We are a family farm offering french angora fiber rabbits and alpacas plus raw fiber, yarn, blended rovings and fiber products made from our own animals. We also offer warm and luxurious alpaca socks, gloves, hats, scarves, insoles and more, all grown and processed here in the US. Located in Virginia, we have been exhibitors at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival for over 15 years and have missed seeing everyone in person <3

Contact Information

489 Manakin Ferry Road,
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103

(804) 784-4837

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/ThistledownAlpacas

Ross Farm Mercantile

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em: Leicester Longwool, Cotswold, Jacob, Shetland, Gulf Coast Native, CVM/Romeldale and Florida Cracker

Website:therossfarm.com

How to Shop

Online Store: therossfarm.com
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @RossFarmFibers
Festival Exclusive: Special collaboration colorway on our newest yarn!

Virtual Booth Tour

About Us

We raise 9 different breeds of heritage and rare breed sheep on our farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania and produce a vast array of 100% natural, minimally processed and breed-specific roving and yarn. We are producers and participants in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em project as well. All of our self-raised products are just as they came off the sheep – no dyes, no blends. We also produce a very small line of artisan yarns from time to time that are created by our team from farm to needle. Check us out at therossfarm.com for all the details!

Contact Information

102 Route 519
Eighty Four, PA 15330

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/RossFarmFibers
Instagram: instagram.com/rossfarm
Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/rossfarmfibers

Still River Mill

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Locally Sourced
Fiber, Specialty
Fiber Mill

Website: stillrivermill.com

How to Shop

Online Store: stillriverfibermill.com/store
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @StillRiverMill

Discount/Special Offer

10% discount during the festival using the coupon code MSWF2021 during checkout

About Us

Welcome to Still River Mill.

Although we will miss seeing everyone in person again this year, we are excited for you to see a bit of what we do here at home. We will be offering a 10% discount during the festival using the coupon code MSWF2021 during checkout.

We pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and fiber expertise, while operating on a very small environmental footprint. We carefully hand pick our wools and other exotic fibers to create the ultimate knitting experience. Fibers are carefully blended to create unique yarns available nowhere else. Each color choice is thoughtfully selected so your creations are not only in style now, but will maintain a timeless beauty. Our gentle processing techniques promote the natural beauty and character of the fibers they contain and each batch is carefully created for you from our expert mill staff. We believe these things are important and feel it shows in our yarns. From all of us at Still …

Solitude Wool

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Fiber, Locally Sourced
Woven Products
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em: Clun Forest (yarn and roving), Cotswold (thick and thin yarn; soon a new lace weight yarn; roving; and washed fleece), Karakul (yarn and roving), Jacob (roving), Leicester Longwool (roving and dyed locks), and Tunis (double twist yarn, new 3 ply woolen spun yarn, and roving)

Website: solitudewool.com

How to Shop

Online Store: solitudewool.com
Email:

Virtual Booth Tour Video

Livestream

Live broadcasts at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday from Facebook page–demonstration of natural dyeing with daffodils and showing off yarns and some of the colors achieved with natural dyeing.

Discount/Special Offer

• Free domestic shipping starting Monday April 26th through Sunday May 2nd
• A clearance sale on Cotswold thick & thin yarn (naturally dyed or undyed white)
• Saturday and Sunday: all natural dyed yarns 10% off

Festival Exclusive

MDSW special colorway: “a shot in the dark” on our Dorset hike yarn. Available starting Monday April 26th. Limited supply. Blog post describing the dye concept and process.

Just for fun: Solitude Wool’s Roving Reporter interview celeb sheep: Karakul, Curly the cashmere goat, Romney and Tunis. They are all on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/UdLxY7COTi0

O-Wool

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Locally Sourced
Fiber, Specialty

Website: o-wool.com

How to Shop

Online Store: o-wool.com
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @owoolyarn
Text: (716) 609-3005

Virtual Booth Tour Video

Discount/Special Offer

  1. Free shipping on orders over $50.
  2. Spend $100+, get a $15 gift card. Spend $200+, get a $30 gift card. Gift cards will be expedited the week after MDSW and can be used anytime after that!
  3. The FIRST 25 orders over $100 get their choice of free gift: a Home Row Fiber Co merino skull notions zipper pouch, or an O-Wool enamel pin.

About Us

The O in O-Wool is for organic! O-Wool is based in South Jersey and is owned by Jocelyn Tunney and is run in conjunction with long-time employee Claire Crawford.

Our yarns are spun, dyed, and finished in the USA. Some of our vendors are hyper-local – about 30-45min drive from our studio. The fiber used for our yarns is certified-organic, and our manufacturers are guided by organic processing standards.

We currently have 7 yarns.

  • O-Wash is an organic washable worsted-spun wool yarn. Available in Fingering, Sport, Worsted, and Chunky. Available in 36-46 colors depending on yarn weight.
  • Classic Worsted is an aran-weight woolen-spun classic wool yarn.

Lana Plantae Yarns

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced

Website: lanaplantae.com

How to Shop

Online Store: lanaplantae.com
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: Marcia MacDonald
Call or Text: (207) 710-9533

Discount/Special Offer

Free shipping.

About Us

For twenty years we have been raising alpacas and sheep on our small family farm in southern Maine. We feature naturally dyed rambouillet and alpaca/rambouillet blend yarns as well as other regional wool sourced from small farms. Our yarns are minimally and beautifully processed at Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont. No harsh scour or softening agents are used. We use only natural dyes to color our yarns and choose plants and insects that create lasting color. In season we also grow many dye plants. Natural plant and insect derived colors harmonize beautifully together.

Contact Information

PO Box 754
301 Long Plains Rd
Buxton, ME 04093

(207) 710-9533

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/lanaplantae
Instagram: instagram.com/lanaplantae
Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/lanaplantae

Jill Draper Makes Stuff

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Fiber, Locally Sourced

Website: jilldraper.com

How to Shop

Online Store: jilldraper.com/shop
Email:

About Us

Jill Draper Makes Stuff is a truly handmade company. Each yarn is designed by Jill & spun exclusively for JDMS. Jill works with all domestic farms & mills to create breed specific yarns, made sheep to skein in the US, most of which are then hand dyed in her studio in upstate NY.

Each yarn in the JDMS line is designed to highlight the attributes of the fiber used & to make a long lasting & hard wearing yarn. You will find a large variety of wool types from toothy Cheviot in Valkill to the Superfine Merino in Ansel.

This year we are proud to share the first of hopefully many finished products. Shawls & blankets woven by hand from JDMS yarns. Jill worked with a weaver in CT to create these beautiful fabric piecers that use a mix of hand dyed & dyed in the wool yarn.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in 2022!

Contact Information

30 Foxhall Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Social Media


Instagram: instagram.com/jilldmakesstuff
Twitter: twitter.com/justJDMS
Ravelry: ravelry.com/groups/jill-draper-makes-stuff—and-so-do-i

Gypsy Mountain Farm

Posted: April 16, 2020

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

Website: etsy.com/shop/GypsyMountainFarm

How to Shop

Online Store: etsy.com/shop/GypsyMountainFarm
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: Robin Doty

Discount/Special Offer

All “Art Batts” will be 10% off.

Festival Exclusive

My daughter Chelsea (Cottontail Farm) & I will be collaborating to offer a project bag with matching skein set. And I will have a colorway dyed specially for MDSW in both Blue Face Leicester Sport weight and a Yak-Merino sock yarn.

About Us

Twelve years ago my search for a farm led me to the mountains of SW Virginia. Finally one spoke to me & now in a holler, on a dirt road, CVM, Romney, Finn, Jacob & Leicester Longwool sheep reside here with me along with my Hereford sow, Mini Jersey cow & chickens. It is a dream come true, a labor of love to make it what it has become. A good life, one who many would say is going back in time. I am lucky to be here. There’s so much more to do.

Two years ago the Livestock Conservancy started their program “Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em (SE2SE), an effort to raise awareness of …

2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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If you didn't brave the weather to come to last week's festival, but still want a festival t-shirt, you're in luck. Our online store at is being restocked with 2022 merchandise and should be ready by Monday, May 16, 2022 (they just need a little time to unpack the boxes that came back from the festival and see what's what). If memory serves, they will have two colors of short sleeve tees, a long sleeve tee, hats, aprons, fleece vests, sling bags and cinch sack/backpacks. Sorry, the large canvas tote bags are all gone.The online store is at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/. You can also purchase these items in person at the Ceresville New Holland, Inc./Sheepman Supply Co. showroom in Frederick, Maryland. #mdsw2022 #festivalgear ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or anyone else receives an email claiming to be able to sell you a list of attendees of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, please ignore it as IT IS A SCAM. It has come to our attention that companies are emailing some of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s exhibitors and attendees, claiming to offer our attendee email list. This is a common occurrence with large conferences and trade shows in recent years.It is our policy to NEVER sell, rent, or share attendee contact information. No company is authorized to distribute or sell any email lists of Festival attendees. The Festival is not providing this list nor generating these messages. How did they get your email? Software programs can crawl websites in search of email addresses that are listed on them (identifiable by the @ sign).If you receive an email offering to sell you a list of Festival attendees, do not respond to it. By responding—even with a request to unsubscribe—you confirm that your email address is a valid one, which may increase the likelihood that you’ll be contacted again. ... See MoreSee Less
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This little lost lamb kid's mitten was turned in to the Lost & Found and would like to find it's mate. There is also a handmade shawlette someone might be missing, along with the usual random assortment of items -- reading glasses, etc. -- and, no surprise, a folding umbrella and a pair of rubber boots. Message me or email if any of these sound like they might belong to you, or if there is something else you would like me to check for. #mdsw2022 #lostandfound ... See MoreSee Less
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