O-Wool

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. Available in 29 colors.
  • Local is a single-ply woolen-spun worsted-weight 50% wool/50% alpaca. The alpaca fiber in this yarn is sourced locally – a 1hr radius of Philadelphia.
  • Balance is the perennial favorite of the O-Wool line, but it won’t be restocked well until Fall 2021. It’s a 50% wool / 50% cotton worsted-weight yarn, and we have approx. 24 colors currently available.

Our FAQ about our product is here: https://o-wool.com/pages/faq

And “Our Story” in more detail is here: https://o-wool.com/pages/our-story

Covid hit our supply chain really hard, and after a year of having very little inventory, we will be restocked in time for MDSW!

I (Jocelyn) own a small hobby farm and informal animal rescue. I signed my young former-racehorse up for a competition on May 1st – foolish me. So I’ll be available hit or miss on Saturday May 1st, but will be completely available for customers on Sunday May 2nd.

I’m happy to take photos of color combos for you and help however I can to make your virtual shopping experience as personal as possible.

Thanks for supporting two years of Virtual MDSW! Can’t wait to see everyone in person next year.

Contact Information

226 Clems Run
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

(716) 609-3005

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/owoolyarn
Instagram: instagram.com/owool


Opalessence Fiber Studio

Woven Products
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun

Website: etsy.com/shop/maverickson

How to Shop

Online Store: etsy.com/shop/maverickson
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @opalessence.studio

Virtual Booth Tour

Livestreams on Facebook Live

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30 am EDT
Warping your Loom using Warping Helpers
https://fb.me/e/CmMyytBb

Sunday, 1:30 – 2 pm EDT
Using a Warping Mill to Measure your Yarn
https://fb.me/e/1GE9opXyS

Discount/Special Offer

20% off all yarn and free shipping, going on now on etsy.com/shop/maverickson. No coupon needed.

About Us

Margery Erickson has been a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen since 1991. She is a Master Artisan in the area of hand weaving and specializes in wearable art. She creates most of her fabric by hand dying warps that are between 20 and 30 yards long and uses bamboo, tencel, cotton chenille and wool yarns.

Her formal education includes a degree in Social Science from Penn State and a Masters degree from Millersville University in Special Education. She has been designing and making clothing since she was 13. In 1990 she took her first weaving class at the Manning’s in East Berlin, PA. Other weaving instruction continued through workshops and home study courses. She believes practice and perseverance helped her become an accomplished weaver.

In addition Margery is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor, and a retired educator.
In her words:

“When I was a teen I enjoyed sewing my own clothes, creating a unique style. In my mid thirties I saw someone weaving fabric. If I could weave I could create my own fabric to sew.

One weaving class, one loom, one yard of fabric… Changed my life!

Fiber for spinning, knitting, and weaving is hand dyed in small quantities. Each color combination is very limited. Some fiber is hand spun into yarn and can be purchased.

Most of the fabric is made from hand dyed, hand woven bamboo, tencel or cotton yarn. Each item is either one of a kind or limited edition. These colorful fabrics are woven for easy care and a soft touch.

We also rescue pre-owned fiber equipment, recondition if needed and make it available for purchase at affordable prices.”

Contact Information

202 Bankert Road
Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 451-4279

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/Opalessence.Studio
Instagram: instagram.com/maverickson1

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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