New England Weavers' Seminar: Marketplace
BELFAST FIBERARTS LLC
Weaving yarns and equipment
Belfast Fiberarts is located in a beautiful little harbor town in Maine, two hours up the Maine coast from Portland. Our Maker Space is filled with a variety of looms, and a complete sewing lab set up to support your unbridled creativity! We offer Fiber Clubs, Workshops and Retreats. We are authorized dealers for Schacht, Ashford, and Harrisville Designs equipment and we carry weaving yarn by Gist, Henry’s Attic, Maurice Brassard and Jaggerspun.
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hand dyed cloth and fibers
Tegan and Eric Frisino of Comfortcloth Weaving are handweavers and small batch dyers. They are weavers that utilize industrial practices with traditional handweaving tools and techniques to design and produce cloth and dyed yarns that meets at the intersection of history, art, and functionality. Their designs for the home, influenced by the illusory graphic arts, transform classic and contemporary weaving structures with rich hand dyed fiber and a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of the natural materials used. The same natural fibers used in their products are now also available in half pound cones for the weaver who wants to treat themselves to some luxurious hand dyed color choices. They carry organic cotton in a variety of sizes (10/2 up to 3/3), linens, some raw silk, and a variety of wool (some of it is local fiber!) and all of it is hand dyed in small lots.
Hand dyed and other yarns, kits, patterns, cards, and prints
Linda comes from a family of makers and has spent years doing jewelry, pottery, fiber arts and more. Her love is color and her current work is devoted to tapestry, dyeing and photography. She will be bringing hand dyed yarns, Aussie rug wool, and mohair boucle along with cards, kits, patterns, and tapestry prints.
REFUGEE ARTISANS OF WORCESTER
Woven items and notecards
RAW is a nonprofit project that seeks to empower craftspeople from the city’s various refugee communities toward greater economic self-sufficiency and continued pride in their heritages. They are weavers, basket makers, bamboo craftspeople, sculptors, seamstresses, embroiderers and painters. RAW provides them with looms and other craft materials and then helps them market their works.
Fiber, dyes, soap, candles, sheep pottery and alpaca items
Donna is a spinner and dyer who raised a spinning flock of fiber sheep in New Hampshire for 30 years. She has her own line of sheep pottery, fiber for spinning, yarns, soap, candles and dyes along with some felted pumpkins. You can check out the collection at www.sheepshed.net.
Naturally dyed woolen spun yarns in fingering and worsted
Patricia Fortinsky, owner of Tidal Yarns, produces naturally
dyed and locally sourced yarn on the southeastern Connecticut
shoreline. Patricia develops her colorful palette of muted
earthy tones from her garden plants and botanical extracts,
drawing inspiration from the rich surrounding natural
environment. She has developed a network of sheep farmers
throughout New England and upstate New York who provide
lustrous fleeces that are spun into her uniquely beautiful yarns.
Scarves, shawl pins, scarf rings, buttons and yarn
Lisa is a former costume designer and pattern-maker who makes hand-dyed and painted scarves in all shapes, sizes and fibers using techniques such as shibori and ombre. She has a variety of hand-made buttons - polymer clay, pebble, pottery and painted antique shells. Her yarn is hand-painted and she creates patterns for the yarns. Her collections can be found at fiber and craft shows or her website https://www.veryeclectic.com/.
WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Yarns, fiber & equipment for weavers, spinners and other fiber crafters
Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, WEBS has been supplying New England weavers and fiber enthusiasts with the supplies they need for nearly 50 years. This year's NEWS booth will feature a wide variety of weaving yarns, fiber, tools and books - including many publications by 2023 NEWS instructors. Be sure to swing by the booth Friday evening for a special book signing event with some of
these authors and during one of our many scheduled demonstrations to see our exclusive Toika computer-assist loom in action. WEBS is also celebrating NEWS online at yarn.com with special deals on select weaving yarns. Stop by the WEBS booth for an exclusive coupon code for NEWS participants to get free shipping on online orders over $75 placed during NEWS!
75 Service Center Rd
Northampton, MA, 01060