The information on this page is included in the NEWS Resource Guide, which you will receive at registration.
NEWS 2017 will once again welcome vendors who offer exciting supplies for weaving, knitting, spinning and dyeing. The NEWS Marketplace welcomes back many previous vendors, as well as some exciting companies joining us for the first time. Please help spread the word about the gorgeous exhibits and the wonderful array of supplies available at NEWS.
As always, we encourage the general public to come and shop at our vendors and peruse our exhibits. There is no admission charge.
Only registered vendors may engage in commercial sales at NEWS. Space for additional vendors may be available, please contact the Vendor Coordinator for more information.
Location: Campus Center, upper, main, and lower levels
Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am – noon
Vendors for NEWS 2017
Click Vendor’s name for more information
Vendors: Campus Center Upper Level
Specialty tee shirts for weavers, weaving tools and supplies.
Artesana is a non-profit social enterprise in Holyoke, MA that expands access to the craft of weaving and leverages it to create employment and leadership opportunities for women. We weave from recycled tee shirts to create stylish home goods and accessories that are sustainably and ethically made. We’re so excited to connect with weavers here at NEWS.
Ashford Heights Farm www.ashfordheightsfarm.com
Raw fleece, roving, yarn
I began raising Gotland and Leicester Longwool sheep with my husband five years ago for their beautiful fleeces. We now have sheep that provide raw fleece, roving and yarn for fiber enthusiasts. We also sell breeding stock for shepherds.
Brigid’s Farm www.brigidsfarm.com
Natural dye extracts, hand dyed yarn & fiber, buttons, knitting needles, Schacht and Lendrum spinning wheels.
Brigid’s Farm is a homestead in Peacham, Vermont, home to a small herd of white and colored angora goats. Our studio focus is natural dyeing and research on producing good reliable color with natural dyes
Halcyon Yarn www.halcyonyarn.com
Natural fiber yarns for weavers and knitters; kits, tools, books, and printed handwoven e-books.
Since 1971, Halcyon Yarn has served weavers world-wide with high quality yarns and equipment, plus friendly expert advice and fast shipping.
Madison Wool www.madisonwool.com
Wool, yarn, spinning and weaving supplies, books, magazines. Also showing Mad River Woolery and Picasso’s Moon Yarns.
A fiber lover’s paradise, Madison Wool is known for independent yarn dyers, handspun yarns, and spinning fibers.
Mountain Fiber Folk Cooperative www.mtfiberfolk.com
Vermont fibers, handspun and commercially spun yarns, needle felting supplies and art, goat milk soap, handknit, felted, and woven items.
Mountain Fiber Folk is a cooperative of eleven women from northern Vermont. Local farms provide the majority of the fibers used in our rovings, yarns, and eclectic products
PRO Chemical & Dye www.prochemicalanddye.net
Fabric dyes, fabric paints, books, kits, and related supplies
PRO Chemical & Dye is a mail order company that offers dyes and fabric paints for all types of fibers, as well as books, workroom supplies, and workshops.
Sawyer Bee www.sawyerbee.com
The Warping Square, a rotary warping device, ball winders, and swifts.
We handcraft quality weaving tools in our Michigan studio. The Warping Square is a rotary warping device that will make warping your floor loom easier.
Stephen Willette www.stephenwillette.com
Handcrafted wooden fiber art tools – tapestry looms, lap looms, weavers’ combs, tapestry needles, shuttles, shed sticks, yarn bowls, lucets, naalbinding needles, drop spindles, and support spindles.
Second generation woodworker and state juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Stephen and his wife Linda make a variety of handcrafted tools for fiber artists in their Bennington, NH woodshop.
Swedish yarns, weaving equipment, tools and books. Year-round classes for weavers of all levels; 15 week Väv Immersion Program.
Located in Shelburne, MA, Vävstuga is the premier Swedish weaving school in the U.S. Our goal is to perpetuate the education and weaving skills that have been taught in Sweden for generations.
Vendors: Campus Center Main Level
Gypsy’s Legacy at Purgatory Falls Alpaca Farm www.purgatoryfallsalpaca.com
Alpaca and alpaca blend yarns for weaving and knitting. Natural dyed and acid dyed yarns. Hand dyed pre-measured warps.
Owned by Tim and Dana Welch, the farm is located in southern NH. All of the yarns created in Dana’s green-house studio come from the farm’s 100+ alpacas. The farm does extensive rescue work with camelids and boasts two guanacos, which are very rare in North America.
Mayan Hands Foundation www.mayanhands.org
Handcrafted items from Guatemala: scarves, table runners, handbags, baskets, felted wool products.
Mayan Hands is a nonprofit fair trade organization whose mission is to open markets for talented and very poor Mayan weavers and artisans (all women) from Guatemala.
TR Beaudet & Co www.trbeaudet.com
New LeClerc looms and all related parts and accessories. Restoration and refurbishment of all makes of looms.
Tom has worked in a woolen mill and woven in a linen and upholstery mill. He attended the textile engineering program at Rhode Island School of Design and worked for three major textile firms. Since retiring, he has pursued his love of handweaving and fiber arts and shares his knowledge with weavers across the country.
Vendors: Campus Center Lower Level
Lofty Fiber LLC www.loftyfiber.com
Fine yarns, looms, tools, and fibers and individual classes in weaving.
In 2014, a longtime business colleague and I combined our backgrounds in computer software development and electronics with our love of weaving to develop TempoTreadle. TempoTreadle allows you to weave complex (or simple) treadling sequences without fear of making an error since it detects treadles (or levers) with the WIF file loaded into a special device that can be hooked up to most any loom.
Lynn Fate Tools
Handcrafted wooden weaving tools.
Weaver and woodworker Lynn Fate received her Master Weaver certificate from the Hill Institute in 2011. She combines her love of woodworking with her understanding of the weaving process to create finely crafted weaving tools.
Yarns for knitting and weaving, spinning and weaving supplies, looms, wheels, books, classes.
WEBS, America’s Yarn Store, located in Northampton, MA in the picturesque Pioneer Valley, is a second-generation, family owned business. It has been the destination for weavers, spinners and knitters for almost forty years.
[Thank you to WEBS and the Elkins for lending looms and equipment to NEWS for the beginners classes, including transportation, set-up and technical help. WEBS, a long-time supporter of NEWS, has always been a champion in support of our educational mission.]