Solitude Wool

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

About Us

Solitude Wool creates breed specific yarns and fiber. We source fleece exclusively from small farms in the Chesapeake Fibershed. Started in 2006 by Loudoun County, Virginia shepherds who love wool. Our mission is to promote sheep of many breeds and support sustainable agriculture. We strive to excite and educate knitters, spinners and all makers with yarns that feel alive and retain the character of the fleece and type of wool. We are an Official Fiber Provider for the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ’em to Save ’em Initiative.

Contact Information

34923 Snickersville Tpke.
Round Hill, VA 20141

(540) 554-2312

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/SolitudeWool
Instagram: instagram.com/solitudewool
Ravelry: ravelry.com/groups/fans-of-solitude-wool

Neighborhood Fiber Co

Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun

Website: neighborhoodfiberco.com

How to Shop

Online Store: neighborhoodfiberco.com
Email:
Call: (410) 989-3770

About Us

Neighborhood Fiber Co. was born in 2006 in a basement apartment in Washington, DC. A total city girl obsessed with color, owner Karida Collins set out to provide the world with hand-dyed yarns inspired by and named to reflect the natural beauty and diverse neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital. Since then, she has added many more colors to reflect a multitude of neighborhoods, landmarks, and locales. Since 2011, Neighborhood Fiber Co. has made a home in Baltimore, MD, and continues to offer vibrant, one-of-a-kind colors inspired by urban landscapes.

Now beginning its 15th year of business, Neighborhood Fiber Co. currently offers 14 different yarn bases in more than 70 colors. The majority of the yarns are made with GOTS-certified Organic Merino. While it is still machine washable, this wool is free from the harmful chemicals associated with the traditional superwash process. The decision to prioritize environmental responsibility is just one aspect of Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s reputation within the fiber arts community as a company that is committed to justice, empowerment, and equality. In 2020, Karida founded the NFC Momentum Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund that has distributed more than $50k in grants to community organizations in the Baltimore community.

Contact Information

700 N. Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 989-3770

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/neighborhoodfiberco
Instagram: instagram.com/neighborhoodfiberco


Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers

Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Project Bags and Other Yarn Accessories

Website: missbabs.com

How to Shop

Online Store: missbabs.com
Email:

Virtual Booth Tour Video

https://youtu.be/1g8Q8sJt4iI

Livestream

Join us live on Zoom, Saturday May 1 at 11 am EDT to see our show specials!

Discount/Special Offer

From Friday, April 30 through Monday, May 3, our show specials are:

  • Free USA first class shipping and discounted international shipping.
  • Save 10% on needles and notions.
  • Save 20% on Miss Babs logo gear.

See other discounts on our Destash page!
No codes needed.

Festival Exclusive

We have two special festival colorways, dyed on all of our yarns, and we are debuting a new yarn base for 2021.

About Us

Babs and the Miss Babs Team have been dyeing beautiful yarns in our studio in the mountains of eastern Tennessee since 2005. Miss Babs offers a wide variety of yarn bases from lace to chunky in a stunning range of colorways. Between our semi-solids, repeatable variegated colors (Babettes), and one of a kind colors (Wild Irises) we hope to have the right color for your next project.

We love seeing the colors that occur in nature and playing off them to create yarns that evoke the emotional impact of the natural world. We are always happy to help pick out the appropriate yarn base or color for your upcoming project and continually work with designers to create new patterns that are perfect for our yarns.

Contact Information

PO Box 78
Mountain City, TN 37683

(423) 727-0670

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/MissBabsYarnsandFibers
Instagram: instagram.com/missbabsyarns
Ravelry: ravelry.com/groups/miss-babs-fanatics

Livestock Conservancy, The

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

Website: livestockconservancy.org

How to Shop

Online Store: rarewool.org
Email:

Virtual Booth Tour Video

About Us

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em is an initiative of The Livestock Conservancy designed to promote the use of wool from rare sheep breeds on our Conservation Priority List. These breeds are all special with valuable qualities and unique fiber characteristics.

By joining this program and working with these wools fiber artists broaden their knowledge while helping to save 23 endangered breeds of sheep. Fiber Providers benefit from this program through increased breed awareness and increased fiber market.

In this program each fiber artist receives a “Passport” that they fill with “stamp” received from official fiber providers with their wool purchase. Then they make a project with this fiber, by processing, dyeing, spinning, knitting, crocheting, felting, or weaving, etc. Artists submit project photos to The Livestock Conservancy and receive incentives for completing 5, 10 and 15 projects.

Over 2,000 fiber artists are already participating in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Initiative and are finding new favorite wools for making socks, mittens, shawls, etc. Recently we expanded the program by launching fiber challenges which air live on Facebook and are later available on our Teachable account, along with free videos on fiber processing and marketing. You can find those classes by following this link, https://livestockconservancy.teachable.com.

Don’t miss out on your next favorite breed. Join Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em to day at rarewool.org.

Contact Information

PO Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312

(919) 542-5704 Ext. 111

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/SE2SE
Instagram: instagram.com/livestockconservancy
Twitter: twitter.com/LConservancy
Ravelry: ravelry.com/groups/shave-em-to-save-em


Haulin’ Hoof Farm Store

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Fiber Equipment, Tools & Supplies

Website: haulinhooffarm.com

How to Shop

Online Store: haulinhooffarm.com
Email:

Discount/Special Offer

  • 15% off fiber-related goods
  • Coupon code MDSW21
  • Code expires 5/3/21

About Us

Haulin’ Hoof Farm is a small family business located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. Our focus is on creating handcrafted, natural, and unique items. We offer goods made from wood, wool and clay.

In the making of our products we strive to utilize as much of what we produce & harvest ourselves here on our farm. Most of our woolen goods are made from the fleeces of our flock of organically raised sheep, and the wood we use comes from our farm or woodlands within a 50 mile radius – responsibly harvested, by us, with the health of the forest ecosystem as top priority. In our harvesting of trees we follow the “worst first” method, taking out dead trees or those that have been damaged by insects, disease, or lightning. As a result, many of our wood products come with unique character such as spalting. Furthermore, only natural oils and beeswax are used to finish our wood products, preserving the inherent, natural beauty of the wood.

All our ceramic goods such as buttons and planters are made by the girls on our farm with a lot of love and enthusiasm. We never use ceramic decals or transfers, so every piece we create is one-of-a-kind. We hope you enjoy, as much as we do, the natural beauty and quality craftsmanship you’ll find in all our products!

Contact Information

10777 Lightfritz Ridge Road
New Marshfield, OH 45766

(740) 664-2126

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/haulinhooffarm
Instagram: instagram.com/haulinhooffarm


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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