Market Hall Vendors

These are some of the vendors who will be in the Market Hall for the ANWG 2017 Conference. Watch here for more vendors to come!

Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art ventures to villages in Laos and Vietnam to personally select exquisite handwoven silk, cotton, and hemp textiles directly from independent artisans who use traditional materials, methods and motifs. We passionately support the artisans and their traditional cultures, and are eager to share our knowledge, pictures, and stories. www.hilltribeart.com
Alpaca Story Ranch We are from 100 Mile House, BC and have been raising Suri and Huacaya alpaca and Old English BabyDoll sheep since 1994. We have alpaca products, scarves, socks, blankets, hats, gloves, raw fibres, roving, yarn, plus we have sheepskin slippers. We are also Louet Distributor. www.alpacastoryranch.net
AVL Looms, Inc
AVL Looms is a global manufacturer and marketer of looms, software and weaving accessories. We also are the home of the AVL Weaving School which offers several courses throughout the year, taught by Jannie Taylor. We invite you to stop-by our booth where we will have several looms and accessories that you can try-out. For more information on our products, please visit www.avlusa.com.
BerlinBraids  Kumihimo braiding equipment – marudais and bobbins made by Peter on Vancouver Island. Shirley’s booklets, kits, and foam discs. shirleyberlin.com
Big Blue Moma

We are an artisan company that makes table linens and home décor items for fabric imported fair trade from Ghana, West Africa. We also import Baskets from Ghana, in large numbers which are very popular with weavers, knitters and spinners. We are bright, colourful and full of creative energy!
Chaotic Fibres

Chaotic Fibres is a Victoria, BC online source for wool, silk, alpaca, mohair, angora, and many other fibres and supplies for spinning, felting, knitting, weaving and other artistic pursuits. We offer exceptional products from carefully chosen suppliers in Europe, Britain, Asia and North America. See our store at www.chaoticfibres.com
Crafty Jak’s

Crafty Jak’s is a small online business specializing in unique batts and hand painted braids. We also carry a variety of spinning tools and accessories. www.craftyjaks.ca
Deep Blue I make hand-dyed scarves, mainly in indigo, using shibori techniques and block printing. Scarves are in a variety of fabrics: linen, silk, cotton, etamine, wool, modal, and various blends. I also have mohair goats and produce fibre, roving, locks, and yarn, some undyed, some dyed with indigo and other natural dyes.
Eugene Textile Center

We sell weaving, spinning, dyeing, equipment and supplies. We have books, yarns, spinning fibers and felting supplies. We are your go-to place for all your needs. People that work the booth have many years of experience.
Fibers Etc

A small retail and working studio selling supplies and equipment for handknitting, weaving spinning and dyeing, as well as finished work. We offer a collection of prepared warps of exciting colors and textures and Habu Yarns, unique yarns from Japan. www.fibersetcstudio.com
Fiberworks

We are developers of computer software for Weaving Design. Design by computer gives greater freedom to explore alternatives than pencil and paper. Our programs are available for Mac or Windows, in three levels, aimed respectively at weavers with 4 to 8 shaft looms, more than eight, and computer dobby looms.
Fibre Art Studio

A group of 5 fibre artists, sharing a working studio on Granville Island in Vancouver. In addition to our finished work (handwoven tapestries, and handwoven, knitted and felted items), we offer handspun/hand-dyed yarn and fibre. Please visit our Instagram account (@fibre.art.studio) for full range of our work. www.fibreartstudio.ca
Gala Fabrics

Gala Fabrics is a family-run retail fabric business in Victoria. Our store and online shop showcase fabrics ranging from fashion goods such as linen, wool, silk, hemp and bamboo to quilting and crafting fabrics. We also carry a number of fashion pattern companies and a selection of locally designed quilt patterns. www.galafabrics.com
Glimakra USA Glimakra is the distributor of Glimakra Looms and Swedish Yarns, for the US and Canada. They will bring looms to try out and many yarns to see.
Grinsheep Fibre Productions

I have dealerships for Ashford, Majacraft, Louet and Schacht Spindle Co. I sell spinning, felting, weaving equipment and fibre and yarns and needles. I also sell value added products from my own flock of 25 sheep including fleece, handspun yarns and knitted and woven articles. I teach workshops in dyeing, felting and rigid heddle looms.
Harmonique Fibre Arts Supply

Harmonique Fibre Arts Supply Inc. is the Canadian Wholesale distributor for Ashford Handicrafts of New Zealand, a world leader in the manufacture of quality wooden textile equipment, wool fibres and yarn.
House Blue Dog

Specializing in unique weaving tools and accessories and distinctive products in språng and nålbindning with a medieval theme. Wood is recycled into band looms, shuttles, and so much more! Pewter hand- spindle whorls are individually cast in stone molds. Nålbindning needles hand crafted in natural materials. Find yourself something special!
Inca Dinca Do
Quality fibre from happy alpacas gently raised on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. Offering locally processed roving and yarn, handspun yarns and finished goods. incadincado.wordpress.com
Jane Stafford Textiles
JST is home to everything a weaver could ever wish for – Colour, Texture, Cottons, Linens, Silks, Wools, Mohair, Fabulous Blends, Louet Looms, Weaving Accessories, and more. Hailing from Salt Spring Island, we are bringing it all to you at ANWG 2017.  www.janestaffordtextiles.com
Kalabandar: Scarves from afar We travel Asia to bring you exquisite weaves in the finest of fibers. Enfold yourself in handwoven heaven! Jacquards, double weaves, extra wefts, tussar silk, Block printing, shibori, Ikat.  Yummmmmmm.  torontolife.com/shopping/find-gorgeous-handmade-scarves-at-kalabandars-private-sale/
Knotty by Nature
Knotty by Nature is Victoria’s fibre arts hub. We sell a wide range of supplies for fibre artists, as well as a huge array of locally made finished products. We sell wool felt, local fleece, fibres for spinning and felting, and yarns for knitting and weaving as well as equipment from Ashford, Louet, LeClerc and Majacraft. www.kbnfibres.ca
Leola’s Studio Leola’s Studio is a gathering place for textile artists and creative explorers, a supporter of locally produced fibers and handmade products, and a teaching studio where students can learn a variety of textile arts – weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting and much much more. www.leolasstudio.com
LoftyFiber

LoftyFiber brings inspired craftsmanship to hand-weaving! With TempoTreadle, we bring technology to traditional looms, making it easier for weavers to accomplish beautifuly crafted and complex weavings. TempoTreadle provides automatic treadle tracking and error detection, timers, sequence tracking, color change alerts, woven length, threading assistance and more. Through our website, we provide fine yarns, looms and tools. www.loftyfiber.com
Lunatic Fringe

We sell fabulous weaving yarns. Vividly colored cotton yarns, American Maid naturally colored cotton yarns, wonderful hemp yarns and yarns to dye for. Available in kits and individually.
Maiwa Handprints Ltd.

Maiwa handprints is a leading supplier of natural dyes and artisan textile supplies. Maiwa also runs a retail store which has garnered international renown for championing the work of traditional artisans from India and around the world. The Maiwa School of textiles (also known as the Maiwa Symposium) has been bringing students and textile mentors together for over 11 years. maiwa.com
Morrison Creek Alpacas

My herd of alpacas here on Vancouver Island provides me with fine, crimpy alpaca with good staple that I process into alpaca and alpaca blend rovings and yarns using merino or/and silk fibres for felting, spinning, knitting and weaving both natural colors and hand painted.

www.mcfarmnfiber.com

MOSQOY Peruvian Textiles

Mosqoy aims to mitigate the adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and developments in the Andean region of Peru by providing economic opportunities for Quechua communities while nurturing their threatened Indigenous culture. Our Q’ente Textile Program offers fair-trade market outlets and capacity-building for Quechua artisans to support their authentic and unique Quechua textile tradition. mosqoy.org/about-us
nan.c designs fibre art studio

Fibre Artist Nancy Wesley is passionate about felt-making. Her work shows her love of line and geometric shapes. She sells her hand-dyed roving, original design felting kits, toys, decorations, wall-hangings and art pieces. Nancy creates her fibre art and teaches workshops out of her studio in the Cowichan Valley, BC. Nan.C Designs Facebook page.

www.nancdesigns.ca

RedFish DyeWorks

RedFish DyeWorks specializes in hand-dyed silk and silk blends both in yarn and fiber for weaving, knitting, crochet, spinning and felt making.  We also have a line of silk threads for embroidery, embellishment, and kumihimo. We have recently added a line of up-cycled tie-dye shirts. We carry Hiya-Hiya knitting needles in sizes to support our yarns.

www.RedFishDyeWorks.com

Sanjo Silk

Sanjo Silk is a merchant of fine silk yarns and fibres from the four corners of the planet. Quirky textures from Japan, consistently-the-best from Switzerland, wild and rare from India. Treat yourself to silk. www.sanjosilk.com
Scrumptious Ewe Artyarns & Fibre

I am a fibre artist from Nanaimo, BC.  I design and produce hand spun and hand dyed artyarns and fibre batts.  I am looking forward to year 4 of the Master Spinner Program and the technical knowledge it brings to producing fine handmade yarns that I can share with fellow fibre enthusiasts.
Instagram account is “scrumptious_ewe”.
Sew Kool Buttons

I offer unique, artistic buttons and shawl pins for weavers, knitters and sewers that will enhance the beautiful hand-dyed and hand-woven fibers other vendors will be selling!  Crafted by hand, I make each item one-at-a-time using lightweight polymer clay.  You’ll also be treated to a sweet selection of ‘yarn-and-sewing-themed’ earrings as well as artsy metal shawl sticks.
Soul Comfort Sheepskin, Sheep’s Wool & Hemp
We make sheepskin, sheep’s wool and hemp products for everyone from cuddly babies to cherished grandparents, and pets! Our product lines: bedding, slippers, insoles, vests/jackets, health & wellness, yoga, various sports, babies and more! We manufacture at our store in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. Our goods are shipped worldwide. www.soulcomfortsheepskin.com
SpiritSong Studio

I am a Tsimshian Fibre Artist who loves art yarn. I incorporate the colours and textures of art yarn into my knitting and weaving . I sell dyed fibres, batts, and handspun yarns. I have a deep connection to this land so my fibres are locally sourced wherever possible.
Taproot Fibre Lab

Taproot Fibre Lab is designing machines to process long line linen. We are also custom processing linen and other fibres at our mill in Nova Scotia. We have long line linen and short line (tow) linen products available all grown on our farm (Taproot Farms) in Nova Scotia. www.taprootfibrelab.ca
Unwind Knit and Fibre

I sell beautiful, quality Corriedale and Merino imported from New Zealand and South America. Over 50 colours and colour blends for the discerning fibre artist! www.unwindknitandfibre.ca
Vegan Yarn

Fibre from the earth, colour from nature. Vegan Yarn is a yarn and fibre dyeing studio based in New Westminster, BC. Plant-based, sustainable, hypoallergenic and vegan-friendly. www.veganyarn.com
The Weavers Atelier

The Weavers Atelier is owned and operated by Doug and Linda Wilson in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. In 2014 we opened a studio for teaching, producing woven goods, and selling fibre art supplies. The word Atelier is of French origin and means “artist studio”. weaversatelier.com
West Coast Colours and Carding Providing beautful fibres and colours for you.
Wool Is Not Enough Local yarn shop located in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive District. “We try to have something for everyone”.
Wrap Weavers Collaboration

The Wrap Weavers Collaboration is a sampling of the passionate community of weavers who specialize in weight bearing cloth to carry infants and toddlers. Come meet the weavers and see their products first hand – even try wrapping yourself with one of our many demonstration dolls!