Below is a list of Exhibits at Yarnfolk 2019.
An Irish Knit Odyssey
Ciara, likes to promote all things Irish and most of her designs have Irish names. Ciara is passionate about using Irish yarn in her designs. Many of her designs are based on Irish yarn or yarn from independent Irish dyers. She also dyes yarn for patterns and kits which will be available at Yarnfolk. Ciara will have her hand dyed yarn, her handcrafted shawl pins and stitch makers for sale as well as her patterns at Yarnfolk. She will also have a collection of her knitted samples to peruse and stroke! Drop by and say hello!
Jennifer & Tristan Lienhard run their fibre and dyeing business AppleOak FibreWorks from their home in County Clare, Ireland; supplying naturally dyed yarns as well as materials for crafting, such as fibres, fabrics, felts, yarns, weaving & doll making supplies.
Bear In Sheep’s Clothing
We provide Luxury British Yarn, spun in Britain, hand-dyed with love in our studio in Belfast. We love saturated colours, speckles, fades, neutrals and pops of neon! Who says superwash has to have all the fun?! We also provide hand carved wooden yarn bowls.
Handmade fabric notice boards and button magnets Why not pick up a noticeboard or a set of magnets and get organised. These days our lives are hectic and no matter whether you’ve got a whole brood to look after, or it’s just one or two of you, having an area where you can keep reminders and shopping list items as they come to mind is essential.
Ceecee's Crafts Yarn Artists
The Art of Knitting has been past down through my family for generations. I learnt to knit before I could read and spent many hours watching my grandmother knit amazing patterns from memory. Retirement gave me the opportunity to explore my passion for knitwear designing and to set up my own design and craft company. I hope you enjoy purchasing my individual patterns or book and get as much enjoyment from knitting them as I did designing them.
Clay and Wood Works
Margaret Glackin and Catherine Faley are Yorkshire based designer-makers specialising in handmade products for the discerning knitting enthusiast. They offer unique ceramic Yarn Bowls which display a hand-cut “Y” to denote Yorkshire and to promote British yarn, along with ceramic buttons. All glazes are individually designed to represent the Yorkshire landscape and Co Antrim coastline. They also work with reclaimed timber and sustainable sourced hardwoods to produce craft/knitting boxes and other accessories. One of the main drivers for the business is to challenge cheap imports and raise the profile of well-designed handmade products.
Dina's Home of Crafts
Dinas' Home of Crafts is an independent crafts company, which specialises in luxury hand dyed yarns and accessories, both hand made and manufactured.
Eve Chambers Textiles
Hand dyed luxury fibers and yarns from the Wilds of West Cork Ireland.
Luxury hand dyed yarns and handmade accessories for knitting and crochet!
Hand dyed, hand spun yarns and art yarns. Fibre for spinning and felting including lots of hand dyed, super soft mohair curls!
FeltingCrazy is felt maker and textile artist using fine merino wools and silk fabrics and fibres she produces a wide range of wool based works of art. These can be wearable art in the form of hats scarves wraps and brooches to decorative pieces such as flowers, vessels, pictures and hangings.
Specialising in natural fibres, Folklore Yarns brings a lovely mix of yarns to the festival. Donegal Tweed will be available on the cone - we spool off just the right amount for you. No waste, less ends to sew in!! We are also bringing Åsa's handmade shawls and other beautiful products.
Giddy Aunt Yarns
Giddy Aunt Yarns is brought to you by sisters Janice and Claire who are based in Comber, Co. Down. They produce a wide range of intense colourways dyed in small batches on a variety of luxury bases. Giddy Aunt Yarns also stock Chiaogoo, Hiya Hiya and Lykke needles and notions and have developed their own range of denim project bags.
Green Elephant Yarn
We are an independent yarn dyeing company producing luxury high quality hand dyed yarn for knitting, crochet and other crafts - let your imagination run wild!
Irish Artisan Yarns
Irish Artisan Yarn was launched by Tara Osborough, an award winning textile designer, after receiving requests from knitting and crochet enthusiasts that wanted to make their own collectible pieces after seeing her beautiful woven collection at Tara Osborough Bespoke Textiles. The colours are greatly influenced by the wonderful Irish Landscapes where Tara grew up and where her family still live. The yarns produced are all hand painted and dyed. We will be bringing a selection of luxury Merino. Alpaca/Silk and Alpaca/Merino in 4PLY and DK weight to Yarnfolk.
IT - HOOK IT - CRAFT IT
Selling carefully sourced, practical, beautiful, quality notions for the knitting, crocheting and crafting community.
John Arbon Textiles
We are a small specialist worsted processor and spinner using a range of sustainable organic and local fibres. We spin a range of custom yarns for hand knitters and textile crafts. We also produce a wide range of specialist tops for hand spinners and felters. All produced in our worsted mill in Nth Devon.
Jolly Yarn Co.
Jolly Yarn Co is based in South Street, Newtownards; and is run by Sian, who knits, and Linda, who crochets. Every single item in our shop has been carefully chosen for its special combination of great results, life enhancing colour and feel, and excellent value for money. We have a glorious rainbow of yarn, a comprehensive selection of needles and accessories, classes and workshops, a light and bright wheelchair and buggy friendly space for you to browse in; and a sofa that’ll make you want to sit down and make something. See you soon?
Design the sweater you always wanted! You choose elements of your dream sweater - neckline, stitch, your own body shape, etc., etc. Then, they do all the calculations for your once-off knitting pattern! It all works on their website, which was created by Martina Walsh, who is both a Software Developer and an avid knitter. Do call by to see some yarn swatches and samples of jumpers that were knitted from their patterns.
Louise is one of the Yarnfolk Festival of Wool event organisers and owns Lighthouse Yarns, a quirky yarn shop in Whitehead. Stocking a wide variety of hand dyed yarn and running regular workshops, Lighthouse Yarns is a veritable feast for all fibre fans
Little Stone Cottage Yarns
Here at the Little Stone Cottage we are all about creating beautiful yarn and knitting accessories. We are based in Belfast, Northern Ireland which is a beautiful country full of amazing scenic inspiration. We like to focus on creating small batches of unique colourways to inspire you.
Using wool from a variety of mainly British and Irish sheep breeds, I produce carefully hand-dyed tops in colourways inspired by the landscape and colours around me. These are popular with both hand spinners and feltmakers. I also hand dye and spin wool from local Northern Irish sheep. As well as stocking the hand spun yarn, I also produce patterns and create knitting kits for small projects using my hand spun wool.
Louisa Kelly Artist
Hand felted artworks inspired the rich textures and vibrant colours of Irish landscapes.
Meadow Park Beading
Handmade beaded stitch markers & jewellery.
Quirky knitted items. Haberdashery for knitting eg buttons ribbons lace appliques knitting needles etc.
Pretty Funky Fibres
Helen of Prettyfunkyfibre will have an array of luxury handspun, handdyed and Art yarns for you at Yarnfolk this year. She also specializes in fibre preparations with her colourful display of fibre batts, roving and rolags proving very popular last year. If you are looking for something pretty, colourful and unique do not hesitate to visit her stand and say Hi.
A range of haberdashery products, which includes, needle cases, knitting needle wraps, crochet wraps and project bags. All products are hand made by Heather at Rag Button. I use a range of materials, Irish linen, hand dyed wool and linen, Liberty fabrics and printed cottons. Many of the products are decorated with hand and machine embroidery
Hand dyed British wool yarns from narrowboat dwellers Becci and Markus, including Bluefaced Leicester, Jacob, and Wensleydale. The earthy colours in our yarns reflect the landscape and waterways we travel through.
Seafork Alpaca Craft
Seafork Alpaca Craft's main product is hand knitted hats, gloves and scarves. I use hand spun alpaca yarn which is produced from the fleece of my small herd of suri and huacaya alpacas. Alpaca fleece is hypoallergenic and antibacterial and luxuriously warm. No dyes or chemicals are used throughout this field to fashion process.
Secret Stash is run by Nikki who also hosts the Belfast Stitch 'n' Bitch group. Nikki hand dyes fabulous yarn and sews beautiful project bags. We are sure you will find something to make you smile here.
Based in Burren, Ireland, where we are surrounded mountains and sea, the nature inspired us when we are dyeing are yarns. All are yarns are hand dyed with natural products.
Skein Queen produce artisan hand-dyed yarns containing luxury fibres such as silk and cashmere as well as sock yarns and our own custom spun 100% British yarn. We will have unique one-off colours and some of our range of repeatable colourways, all created in a dyeworks close to Newbury, Berkshire.
Softash Wood Crafts
Turned wooden items used for the production spinning knitting and crocheting of wool
The Handmade Studio
Beautiful selection of unique and quirky designer beads, buttons and bags.
The Happy Little Sheep
Handmade project bags for yarn enthusiasts.
Wee Yarn Designs
Debbie McCann is the designer/maker behind Wee Yarn Designs, based in Newtownards, County Down, which she founded in 2013 after a successful career in textile design and fashion retail management Debbie is an honours graduate of the Ulster University’s school of Fashion & Textile Design and specialises in the design and creation of hand-knitted fashion pieces, home accessories and bespoke baby knits. She also designs and makes Dorset buttons which she uses to create unique pieces of jewellery. Debbie holds workshops in this historic craft. All her creations are hand-crafted in Northern Ireland using, where possible 100% natural Irish yarns. Using an earthy colour palette based on the use of yarns such as merino, silk, cashmere, cotton and linen Debbie`s unique hand-crafted accessories exhibit a clear contemporary edge while still acknowledging use of traditional hand-crafted skills.
White Fox Crafts
Based in Carryduff, County Down, Northern Ireland, White Fox Crafts provides wool fibres for the spinner, weaver and felt maker, specialising in local and rare breeds. Also available are unique hand painted drop spindles and hand made felted items
Wild Atlantic Yarns
Beautiful yarns and spinning fibres inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way. Hand dyed in Donegal, Ireland
Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company
Naturally dyed, breed specific, non- superwash, nylon-free yarns sourced and spun in the UK.
Yarning For Ewe
Supplying quality yarns, needles and accessories for the discerning knitter. Also stockists of Laine magazine Stocking Rowan yarns, WYS, TOFT, chiaogoo, knit pro, jamiesons of Shetland.