Here’s some places on the internet for shopping. Here you find yarns, looms, and lots more.
Cast Away & Folk: Modern Craft. http://www.castawayandfolk.com Cast Away & Folk is a full service textile based modern craft shop with something for everyone. Specializing in natural fibers & fine quality items, as well as well priced yarns, fabrics, weaving supplies & more!
Halcyon Yarn. https://halcyonyarn.com. Yarn, fiber, needles, looms, spinning wheels, patters, books and kits.
Interweave Store. http://www.interweavestore.com/. Books, videos, DVDs, magazines, patterns and kits.
Yarn Barn of Kansas. http://www.yarnbarn-ks.com. Yarns, looms, spinning wheels, dyes, tools, and DVDs.
Vendors from the 2016 CNCH Conference Marketplace
AVL Looms. www.avlusa.com. Looms, weaving accessories, design software.
The name says it all: AVL has become the best-known name for computerized looms (their Little Weaver is not only an excellent loom, it’s cute as a button! And just the right size to cart around to workshops.) AVL endfeed shuttles are a favorite, and their WeavePoint software makes designing and keeping track of designs/notes/patterns an absolute breeze – and fun as well. How nice to have software that gives you heddle counts and size and location of floats that would otherwise spoil a pattern!
Above The Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art. www.hilltribeart.com. Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art (spouses Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein) ventures to the remote hill-tribe regions of Laos and Vietnam to personally select the world’s most exquisite handwoven naturally-dyed silk, cotton, and hemp textiles directly from independent hilltribe artisans. Their diverse selection of textiles is woven of locally-raised materials using traditional materials, methods and motifs. Above the Fray passionately supports the artisans and their traditional skills and diverse cultures, and is eager to share their knowledge, pictures, and stories as well as the incredible woven art of these peoples.
Black Water Abbey Yarns. www.abbeyyarns.com. Knitting yarn imported from Ireland, patterns, buttons and kits. The best place for those knitters among us who can’t spin fast enough to supply all the yarns we need. The patterns are interesting and very well designed: this is a vendor people always count on for wonderful yarns, patterns .. and kits for those of us who like to get everything all put together for us. Not as wonderful as an actual trip to Ireland would be, of course, but much less expensive! Or you could spend all that money here, on yarns …..
Carolina Homespun. www.carolinahomespun.com. Spinning, weaving, knitting supplies and equipment: wheels, looms, spindles, fiber, yarn, etc. This is a vendor who needs absolutely no introduction: lots of folks have shopped in their booths at weaving and fiber venues.
Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks. www.chasingrainbowsdyeworks.com. Hand dyed spinning fiber and yarn. The name says it all: Nancy Finn’s fibers do seem to come from rainbows.
Cherry Creek Valley Farms. cherry-creek-valley-farms.myshopify.com. Navajo looms, weaving and spinning tools, handwoven scarves and shawls, knitted shawls, handpainted yarn, roving. Looking for a Navajo loom? This is your source. Cherie and Joe are the new owners of C. Cactus Flower Looms, and have everything you’ll need, start to finish, from roving to finished products!
Clemes & Clemes Inc. www.clemes.com. Spinning wheels, drum carders, electric drum carders, hand cards, flickers, blending boards, niddy noddys, drop spindles, bobbin winders, looms & shuttles.
Cotton Clouds. www.cottonclouds.com Yarns, kits for weavers.
Duren DyeWorks. www.DurenDyeWorks.com. Hand dyed yarn, batts, and fiber; handspun yarn, batts and roving from hand- processed natural colored fleeces. Custom fleece processing services.
Eugene Textile Center. www.eugenetextilecenter.com. Weaving and spinning supplies and equipment. Books, yarn, and fiber.
Gilmore Looms. www.gilmorelooms.com. Handcrafted looms, weaving supplies and equipment. Floor looms, from the Studio GEM II to our 26” to 46” maple 4 & 8 shaft looms; the WAVE hybrid inkle looms; loom bench, warping reel & frames, spool rack, shuttles, and much more.
Giovanna Imperia Designs. www.giovannaimperia.com. Innovative and uusual yarns imported from Italy, extra fine wire, some kumihimo supplies.
Giovanna is a treasure trove for all weavers, spinners, and kindred spirits who may not weave or spin but appreciate beautiful and interesting items.
Glimakra USA. www.glimakrausa.com. Looms and yarns. Glimakra has new owners and has moved to Oregon, as Joanne and Ed Hall talk of retiring. Sarah Rambousek and Suzie Liles will now be the “go to” people for all of us who have or dream of having a Glimakra loom.
John Marshall. www.JohnMarshall.com. Silk and hemp yarns, silk textiles, weaving/dye equipment and publications, and hand-dyed silks as well as Japanese silks.
Macedo’s Mini Acre. www.macedosminiacre.com. Alpaca fleece, rovings and yarn. American Spinning Works spinning wheels.
Meridian Jacobs. www.meridianjacobs.com. Locally grown Jacob yarn and fiber, lambskins, horn buttons; spinning and weaving equipment and supplies; rigid heddle and pin looms; needlefelting and weaving kits; yarns.
One of A Kind Buttons & Embellishments. www.oneofakindbuttons.com. Buttons made from terra cotta, stoneware or porcelain. Each button is fired twice with 2 to 3 coats of glace; no two buttons are exactly alike. The buttons are sturdy and may be washed, but cannot go through the dryer. They also make shawl pins, pins, jewelry and all sizes of buttons
Pocket Wheels. www.pocket-wheel.com. Designed by Doug Dodd, the Pocket Wheel is 18 inches tall, weighs 6 pounds, and easily disassembles to fit into a tote bag. Ideal for fiber events, spinning in the car or RV, or anyone who prefers a compact ultra-portable spinning wheel.
Purlescence Yarns. www.purlescenceyarns.com. Ashford wheels and looms, Louet wheels and looms, Schacht wheels and looms, Blue Bonnet wheels, Kromski wheels and looms.
So many wheels and looms: a great place for all of you, especially newer weavers and spinners, who are looking for that special loom or wheel — and they also sell yarns, many Fair Trade brands.
Redfish Dyeworks. www.redfishDyeWorks.com. Hand-dyed silk and silk blends, both in yarns and fibers.
Ryukyu Textile. www.ryukyutextile.com. Threads/yarns/textiles made of plant fiber. Books about the tradition of bast fiber textile making, weaving tools and arts and craft.
When most of us think of “plant fibers” we only really know things like cotton, flax and hemp: here’s a wonderful place to learn about many more fibers that have been in use for centuries. Mari’s website also lists some books we’ll find highly intriguing, and your weaving may become more versatile and encompass more “yarn” sources after visiting their site.
San Francisco Fiber. www.sanfranciscofiber.com. Weaving and spinning equipment and supplies from Ashford, Leclerc, Unicorn Books, Glimakra, Valley yarns, Harrisville, Clemes and Clemes. Sale yarns and used equipment. Mayan Hands fair trade baskets, recycled goods, clothing and purses from Guatemala.
Skaska Designs. www.skaska.com. Skaska specializes in everything lace: yarns, patterns, books, spinning equipment, finished product (shawls and scarves).
Solitude Wool. www.solitudewool.com. Solitude wool creates small batch, breed specific wool yarns from fleece we hand select and buy direct from small American farms. Always available in natural sheep shades, we also hand dye most of our yarn either with natural botanicals or weak acid dyes. Yarns for knitters in lace through aran weight and many yarns on cones. Breeds include: Alpaca/Merino, Border Leicester, Coopworth, Cotswold, Clun Forest, Icelandic, Karakul, Llama-rama, Montadale, north Country Cheviot, Romney, Targhee and Tunis.
Spinglitz/SpinOlution Spinning Wheels. www.spinglitz.com. Fiber, art batts, SpinOlution Spinning wheels, giant knitting needles & crochet hooks, drop spindles.
A great place for all you new spinners looking for a wheel – and anyone looking for a second or new wheel as well! And you can get a supply of fiber at the same time: one stop shopping! Check it out.
Teresa Ruch Designs. www.teresaruchdesigns.com. Hand dye/painted tencel yarns in 3 weights and other dyed yarns great for weaving, knitting, crocheting and lace. Painted/dyed weaving kits and warps.
Village Spinning & Weaving. www.VillageSpinWeave.com. Spinning and weaving equipment, accessories, supplies, yarns, fibers, books, DVDs Plus things for knitters, crocheters, felters.
Vreseis Ltd. www.vreseis.com. Yarn, spinner’s seed cotton, sliver, roving, fleeces, fabrics: all made of foxfibre colorganic cotton and wool.