Our list of very wonderful exhibitors
Dublin Dye Company
Dublin Dye Company started in 2007 in Blackrock, Dublin above their favourite yarn shop, This is Knit. When TIK moved to Powerscourt ,Elana and Yvonne moved the dye studio to Dun Laoghaire and took the reigns. Elana has since moved back to the US, and Yvonne is the last woman standing. Check out their website for an insight into the wonderful yarns they produce. Welcome to Yarnfolk Dublin Dye.
Stein Queen Yarns
Skein Queen is a small independent artisan yarn dyeing business established in June 2007 and run by Debbie Orr. Dyeing yarn gives Debbie a creative outlet and allows her to experiment in colour as a textile artisan. Debbie's greatest wish is that Skein Queen yarn gives you a little frisson of excitement about the projects you want to create. At Yarnfolk we think we will all be a little excited. Good luck with your lovely bespoke dye studio Debbie.
Town House Yarns
Unique hand dyed yarns from Dublin. This is the "in-house" brand of hand dyes, named after the building where This is Knit is located. Jenny is the talented dyer, and she has created a wonderful range of shades to choose from. Can't wait to see you Townhouse Yarns :-)
Bear in Sheeps Clothing
Bernie from Bear in Sheeps Clothing is an amazing Northern Ireland dyer. She has some incredible colour tones in her yarn and always amazes us with her new ideas. It will be a pleasure to have Bear in Sheeps Clothing with us here at Yarnfolk!
Lyndsay, also known as Hutch, is a local lady whose style is bright, bold and eye-catching - making for items that get a "WOW!" reaction. You will find Lyndsay/Hutch with her amazing yarn amongst our many great exhibitors here at Yarnfolk. Welcome aboard Lyndsay.
Green Elephant Yarn
In 2014 Fiona fell madly in love with hand dyed yarn. She became addicted to hand dyeing yarn very quickly and you can see the result of this at Yarnfolk. The yarn Fiona uses most is super wash merino wool. It is ethically sourced and mulesing free. Yarnfolk welcomes Fiona all the way from Waterford in Ireland.
Loopy Kate Fibres
Based in Belfast, Kay hand spins her own yarn in addition to dying it with some wonderful colours. Kay demonstrates the art of spinning at many cultural events throughout Northern Ireland and at Yarnfolk, we are thrilled to have her exhibit and demonstrate with us. Come and say hello!
Ellie and Ada
Laura chose to name her venture after her two grandmothers to commemorate their unique personalities, their love of beautiful things, tasty treats and their true grit. All qualities, she enjoys remembering and inspires her days and designs. Laura, Yarnfolk are very much looking forward to seeing you in August.
S Twist Wool
S Twist Wool is a new, Irish hand spinning company with its operations split between Tipperary and Dublin. The wool is collected from local farmers in the Kilkenny / Tipperary region. It is then washed using a natural fermentation method and all by hand! It's a long way from Tipperary but we are thrilled to have you here at Yarnfolk.
Olann was born out of a desire to create a range of sophisticated colours on ethically sourced yarns. They are makers and designers. Small is good, individual is good. This company has the feel good factor as well as the wow you want in your yarn. Welcome along Olann, Yarnfolk is excited to have you with us.
Hook It-Knit It-Craft It
Fay provides environmentally thoughtful products that are, where possible, renewable, recycled or reused with as little resource wastage as possible. She will bring all her crafty bits for us yarn lovers to ponder over and purchase guilt free. Welcome along to Yarnfolk Fay
Tracey is an indie dyer of Colourlicious Yarns from Fermanagh. Her rich colours and eye for blends make her yarns pop. We are looking forward to having Tracey with us at Yarnfolk and will be having a rummage though her wares.
Colour and Cloth
Christine is a well-known costume designer and textile artist who has worked on a number of projects which include the Game of Thrones series. She has taught over 2000 students in colleges, community groups, corporate, individual tuition and mentoring. From 8 to 85 years young, she teaches all abilities with patience, enthusiasm, and passion.
Christine from Colour and Cloth fame will take you through the process of natural dying your own yarn and discuss how she is keeping the tradition alive.
During this workshop you will have the opportunity to hand dye your own skein to take it home with you. ( May be still wet though!)
Wee Yarn Design
Debbie is another local lady with a passion for yarn. She will be running a Dorset Button Workshop on the day as well as selling her gorgeous items. You can be assured of plenty of passion and enthusiasm when you meet Debbie. Welcome to Yarnfolk Wee Yarn Designs.
Fine Fish Yarns
Terri, Yarnfolk event organiser, hailing from Belfast can often be found in cult craft magazine Pom Pom and various wool festivals throughout the UK and |Ireland. She takes inspiration for her yarns from literature, pop culture and toddler musings leading to yarns that are multi-layered, kaleidoscopic, intense, complex, inspired and fun to knit with.
Irish Fairy Tale Yarns
Gabriella and Carlo are inspired by the rough sea, juicy meadows, the unique Irish mentality and Celtic mythology. Surrounded by old castle and lots of sheep. Yarn dying is a naturel extension to their many textile skills.
Supplier and maker of quirky knitting, crochet and craft related cards, Jenni also makes project books, ribbons and buttons galore! Entrance tickets to the festival on sale in her shop, Main Street Larne. Come and say Hi to Jenni
Libby’s Crochet Patch & Meadowbank Beading
Libby hails from Islandmagee. A professional crochet designer and maker who is often seen at our craft markets, agricultural shows and festivals, She has designed some patterns and providing kits to buy especially for Yarnfolk.
Libby is teaming up with Meadow Park Beading for short demonstrations and make & take items. You can take the opportunity to make your own hand made stitch markers to use on future knitting and crochet projects from your newly acquired stash!!
Ona by Agne
Textile designer and fashion house Ona are based in Magherfelt. Showcasing beautiful chunky knits, textiles, kits to make your own and super chunky yarns in mouth-watering colours. Definitely one for the fashion conscious crafter looking for something different whilst supporting local talent. Welcome to Yarnfolk.
Secret Stash is a new venture run by Nikki who also hosts the Belfast Stitch n B*tch group. Nikki hand dyes fabulous yarn and sews beautiful project bags. We are sure you will find something to make you smile here.
The Painted Raven
The Painted Raven is a small business based in Whitehead. With a background in Fine Art as well as crafts, Rachael’s work is a mix of the beautiful and practical. From buttons to sculpture she has creations to suit all. She offers workshops and classes to suit all abilities and is working in collaboration with Lighthouse yarns.
It has to be said, Samantha loves colour! She runs yarn clubs, mini skein clubs and travels the length and breath of the UK for all the fibre festivals.
Welcome to Yarnfolk Sam
Yarn with Joanne
Newly opened wool shop in Newtownards, Joanne stocks yarns and accessories for all budgets from Stylecraft to Rowan, Drops and everything else in between. Workshops are designed to inspire and develop the knitters and crocheters of the future.
Yarnfolk wishes you luck Joanne.
Love Creative Therapy
Local Independent maker and designer. Love Creative Therapy loves recycling long forgotten materials, tweeds and tartans to make beautiful bespoke one of a kind handbags and accessories
She has especially designed for Yarnfolk some project bags & needle bags for all your precious crochet hooks, needles and notions
They are drop dead gorgeous. Come and say Hallo!
Giddy Aunt Yarns
Giddy Aunt Yarns is run by Claire Moore another local from Comber. A recent convert to the art of hand dying
Also supplier of Hiya Hiya needles and notions. Welcome to Yarnfolk Claire.