PARTICIPATING VENDORS (2012-2017)

2017 Vendors

Amaki Ltd

Alpaca accessories! – Socks, hats, scarves, and gloves

BialoPadinDesigns

Brooklyn-based unique handmade jewelry and accessories inspired by textiles, textures and organic shapes found in nature; also artwork using joomchi (traditional Korean paper-making, using mulberry paper). bialopadindesigns.com

Black Diamond Alpacas

Small fiber farm of 6 huacaya alpacas and 3 angora goats. Mission is to keep all aspects of the business utilizing US products and services from dyes to fiber processing.

Blind Buck Farm

Natural yarns and fibers from our own sheep and Angora goats. Kits, knitting needles and notions. We dye the yarn right on the farm using non-toxic, heavy metal-free dyes. All of our products are made in the USA. blindbuckfarm.com

Crafty Primate / Granola Lab

Crafty Primate makes flavorful artisan sourdough bread and bakes goods — naturally delicious made with organic ingredients, organic wheat and rye flours and wild yeast. CraftyPrimate.com

Granola Lab makes small batch artisan granola — all-natural, preservative-free, bold flavors with just enough sweet. Invent a better breakfast! GranolaLab.com

De La Tierra Blends

De La Tierra Blends has been on a spiritual journey, craving to know ourselves and our ancestors more, based on the stars. We understand that the stars influence our paths, our demeanor, our relationships, our strengths, as well as weaknesses. We have used our knowledge of astrology to create blends and infusions tailored to each zodiac sign, to bring forth good fortune and self-awareness for all who use them. In essence, we offer organic and homemade soaps, body oils, smoke blends, teas, and incense catered to each zodiac sign. This series is designed to honor different queer and trans ancestors of color where they align with the stars. We not only offer products on our vending table, but an opportunity to learn more about astrology by reading the literature we provide, talking with us about your chart, and listening to music with us.

Dye For Design, LLC

We supply products for many fiber art processes including wet felting, hand spinning, weaving & more. We also are natural dyers and printers bringing eco printed fabrics and scarves to the festival. Our works feature wet felting, small weavings, hands-spun yarn and handmade wool batts. nazarethartisan.com

Felt Like Sisters

A variety of handmade items – ranging from felted & knitted clothing & accessories for body & home to pottery items.

Groovy Hues Fibers, LLC

Groovy Hues delights fiber artists with visual and tactile treats for their inner hippie. Beginners and experts alike will find something earthy or psychedelic that they want to create with! groovyhues.etsy.com

HumDinger Alpacas

Small Alpaca farm and breeder producing natural fiber and yarn. Also hand made infant and adult garments and felted catnip mice. Visit our website Humdingeralpacas.com

Jane’s Designer Yarn Patterns

I am an avid knitter who enjoys sharing the knowledge and experience I have gathered over 50 years of knitting. I am passionate about sharing useful tips that will enrich your knitting projects by sharing my views on knitting books, designers, shops and expos on my blog. I encourage you to check out my entries and share your knitting experiences, projects and interests. As a result of the great engagement I have received on my blog and ongoing dialogue with fellow knitters on Facebook and Pinterest, I have created this specially curated site which features knit kits personally selected or designed by me. It’s been great to work with a range of established and new designers, as well as yarn producers and manufacturers to develop my own brand of knit kits. As always, let me know what you think and get in touch with your ideas and designs. janesknittingkits.com

Lambstrings Yarn

Lambstrings Yarn provides quality hand dyed yarns and hand made notions to fiber artists of all genres. We have a beautiful selection of colors and bases for all to enjoy. Lambstrings.etsy.com

Lanart International Inc

Lanart is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina about 15 minutes outside of Charlotte. These products are Hand Crafted by specially trained artisans working in Lanart’s Peruvian operations located in Lima, Arequipa, and Puno.

Since its inception, Lanart has steadily gained a reputation for quality and integrity – traits that are paramount in the Alpaca industry – and a priority to us.

These traits are backed by Angelo who has been personally involved in various aspects of the Alpaca industry for over twenty five years – ranging from procurement and processing to retail and cooperatives. lanart.net

Oink Pigments

Est. 2010. Purveyor of small-batch, indie-dyed yarns made by a trio of strong-willed women who love pigs, puns, and purls. Bright, playful yarns & fibers 100% USA made from sheep to shelf. oinkpigments.com

Patricia Reilly (Pin Money)

Finished accessories, handmade by me, in a variety of fibers, in designs from across the knitting universe.

River Valley Farm

Hand Washed and Hand Dyed Yarns and Wools from my flock of Cotswold Sheep and neighboring northeast farms and ranches; Goat Milk Soap made with our own goat’s milk. RiverValleyFarm.org.

Rosehaven Alpacas Inc

Rosehaven Alpacas: over 100 alpacas along with a fiber fanatics mill. We make roving, batts, and core yarn, Our specialty is dyeing and color. Hand knitting from NY state artisans.  rosehavenalpacas.com

The Wooliers

Our products are proudly 100% made in the USA, and we source from farms that solely raise their animals for hobby. Our wool is processed with vegetable oil, we do not use any harsh chemicals in our processing, and our hand dyes are plant based. Our neutral colors are the natural hues of the fibers, strategically paired them to create our yarns.

Founded by two sisters, Margeau and Rebecca Soboti. Margeau is a former Vogue Knitting Pattern Editor and author of Margeau Chapeau and Margeau Blanc. Rebecca works in Merchandising, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography. The two make the perfect duo for an ethical, hip, and wooly company! thewooliers.com

Winter’s Past Farm

Our small family owned farm raises Coopworth sheep in the heart of New Jersey’s farm country.

A. Bernadette LLC

We work with artisans in Uganda to design and create accessories and bone goods from recycled and natural materials. We mix artisans’ traditional weaving skills and designs with waste and natural materials to create unique, vibrant products. abernadette.com

Bead Biz

Bead Biz : Where the Fiber World gets Beads! Beads, patterns, kits, tools and helpful advice for knitting, crochet, spinning and all things fiber with beads. beadbiz.org

BialoPadinDesigns

Inspired by nature, color, texture, textiles, and the fluidity of metal, BialoPadinDesigns specializes in handmade jewelry and accessories. including pennanular brooches, fibulas and shawl pins. Commissions are welcome. bialopadindesigns.com.

Black Diamond Alpacas

I am an alpaca and angora goat fiber farmer specializing in inspiring and enabling fiber enthusiasts to purchase fiber direct from the farm, while sharing the farming experience.

Blind Buck Farm

Natural fiber and produce farm in upstate NY. Merino, Leicester Longwool, Mohair and Angora. We dye our own yarn using non-toxic, metal-free dyes. blindbuckfarm.com

Crafty Primate

Crafty Primate is a small Brooklyn manufacturer of premium specialty foods. We focus on traditions of naturally fermenting and preserving foods that are healthy and delicious. CraftyPrimate.com

Felt Like Sisters

A variety of handmade items – ranging from felted & knitted clothing & accessories for body & home to pottery items.

Granola Lab

Granola Lab is a small-batch granola company based in Brooklyn. Our unique inventions are all-natural, preservative-free, and include many organic ingredients. Never too sweet, Granola Lab varieties are bold, super flavorful, and full of healthy nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. granolalab.com

Groovy Hues Fibers, LLC

We aim to delight fiber artists with unique, gorgeous hand-dyed yarn and spinning fiber. The whole groovy spectrum is embraced, from super earthy and spiritual, to eye-popping psychedelic neon brights. groovyhues.etsy.com

HumDinger Alpacas

Small Alpaca farm and breeder produce natural fiber and yarn. Also hand made infant and adult garments and felted catnip mice.  Visit our website Humdingeralpacas.com

Jane’s Knitting Kits

Jane’s Knitting Kits is a specially curated collection of hand knitting kits. Knitters of every ability will be able to find a project to get their needles clicking. Specializing in luxury and sustainable fibers. janesknittingkits.com

Lambstrings Yarn

Lambstrings Yarn provides quality hand dyed yarns and accessories to fiber artists of all genres. We utilize a wide variety of dyeing methods to achieve colorways that are both unique and beautiful. Lambstrings.etsy.com

Made with Ease

With Ease is a family company that sells special handmade goods. Currently, children’s aprons are our thing. They are a useful and beautiful accessory. From pattern to stitches, we create it start to finish in Brooklyn, NY. etsy.com/shop/MadeWithEase

nuna knits

NUNA KNITS is a life style experience of locally sourced yarns, hand spinning, manufactured farm 2 fashion sourced garments, socks and wool accessories. NUNA KNITS also curates vintage woolens of wool and cashmere from the mid-century (1940’s-1960’s) trend, vintage buttons made from natural components of leather, mother of pearl, animal horn, exotic woods, etc., vintage knitting needles from the 1920’s and NUNA’S own brand of knitting needle tools.

PEGGIE EHLERS is the creative inspiration behind NUNA KNITS. As a maker of yarn, her world is enveloped with knitting, researching trends, spinning, teaching, and creating breed specific blended yarns/garments for the Nuna brand, private industry designers and farmers.

“NUNA” is a native American name meaning “of the land”. All plants and animals depend on this land for food and nourishment, while farmers plant, harvest and steward the land. From the grasses and forbs that nourish animal fleeces they forever share, know that you will be supporting the growing desire to buy local and buy natural. nunaknits.com

Purl Pointe

We carry the full line of HiyaHiya needles, and beautiful yarn from Anzula, Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, and Purl Pointe Cashmere. New in Summer 2016: Signature Needle Arts, we will have Convertibles and DPNs. purlpointe.com.

Rebecca Daryl

One of a kind hand woven modern jewelry, wall hangings and other fiber and material home accessories made in Brooklyn, NY. I hand make all of my goods in my Brooklyn studio. All of my necklaces are hand woven with fine yarns on metal findings on a frame loom. All of my woven wall hangings are hand woven on either a frame loom or my large floor loom. All of my art and jewelry is hand made with heart and soul. You get to see where my head is, how my train of thought works, and what my interests are. You won’t find anything mass produced-each piece is one of a kind.

I love natural processes of accumulation, growth and repetition and try to emulate that through my art. I love bringing these ideas into wearable and household goods. Most of all, I love making and I love sharing my work with others through as many paths as possible.
rebeccadaryl.etsy.comrebeccadarylsmith.com

River Valley Farm

River Valley Farm raises Cotswold sheep for their lustrous, long locks of wool in Pittsfield, MA in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts utilizing organic and biodynamic methods that sustain our flocks, our land and ourselves.

My flock of Cotswold sheep share their long lustrous, curly locks with me twice a year. They grow a great quantity of wool. The sheep are protected from danger by their companion llamas. “The boys,” as they are referred to, give us their warm and lofty llama fleeces only once a year.

“My girls,” live a life of ease eating grass, herbs and forbes from the first greening in spring until the last leaf has blown away in fall. Fresh mountain spring water quenches their thirst and shade trees abound in their pastures; some dropping sweet apples in the fall. Winters are spent lazing around eating the grass hay we have harvested on the farm, chewing their cud, frolicking in the snow and waiting for the warm breath of spring to fill the air.

I personally hand wash every fleece and use mineral, plant and insect dyes to achieve my broad palette of color.
My goats give us lovely sweet milk and always more than we can use. Not wanting to waste a drop, I turn the excess into soap. Goat milk soap is super moisturizing and very gentle for use on delicate skin.

Please visit my website to see some pictures of the sheep and goats I spend my days with and the shows I travel to. rivervalleyfarm.org

Shelterwood Farm

Shelterwood Farm is a small farm located in Pennington, NJ We make our yarns from our handspinners flock of Romney and Coopworth sheep breeds. Our sheep are shorn once a year in the spring by a local shearer. We then skirt, wash, dye, drumcard, and handspin our fleeces. A few of the fleeces are sent to a local mill to be made into roving. We dye locks and roving in crockpots on the back porch. Sometimes we blend in mohair, llama, alpaca, silk, bamboo, sparkle or other add-ins for interest. All our yarns and roving are labeled with the first name of the sheep and the last name is their breed. Our sheep are raised with love and care.

Signature Needle Arts

Luxury boutique knitting needle manufacturer located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Our sleek and stunning knitting needles are crafted of solid aluminum. We offer a lifetime warranty on all our needles. signatureneedlearts.com

The Yarnit

I invented and manufacture an brilliant new yarn accessory called the yarnit. It protects your yarn from dirt and grime. Keeps it by your side and away from pets. We are 100% American Made and virtually indestructible. Check us out. Kate  theyarnit.com

2016 Vendors

Amaki

Amaki strives to offer modern ethnic accessories that are ethically made in Peru.

Artikal Handcrafted Millinery

Artikal handcrafted millinery makes Vintage inspired hand blocked velour hats, Hand woven summer straw hats, Hand crocheted knits ,Couture bridal and fascinators.All headwear is made is locally made in the East Village but has been worn from the Royal wedding to ascot.You can view us online at www.artikal.com

Bialopadindesigns

Brooklyn-based jewelry, including handmade shawl/hair pins and bracelets. Organic in shape, my pieces conjure up images of crumpled fabric and pools of yarn. Please visit my website: www.bialopadindesigns.com

Blind Buck Farm

We raise Leicester Longwool and Merino sheep; Angora goats and rabbits. We dye our own yarn using non-toxic, metal-free dyes. We practice sustainable and natural farming methods. In addition, we feature knitting needles and accessories produced in the US. Our mission is “back to the land” and “buy local”.  www.blindbuckfarm.com

Carmen Mae Designs

Carmen Mae Designs is a Brooklyn based company specializing in hats, scarves and cowls. Most of the pieces we sell are not only beautiful but also practical and in most cases versatile. Like our Dos Partas, a 2-piece cowl that can be worn as a double layered cowl or detached for use as a cowl and a head cover.

Felt Like Sisters

A cooperative of creative craftswomen from the southern Appalachians, offering a variety of handmade items for home and person.

Festival Schedule

2018 Schedule – TO BE ANNOUNCED

2017 Schedule as follows:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10 am – 6 pm

11 am 
Arm Knitting

The new craze is Arm Knitting and we love it. Join us for our free work shop– all you need are your two arms and some chunky yarn. Arm knitting creates a big and loopy fabric for your autumn fashion accessories. Mix multiple stands of your favorite colors together to create a unique palette of colors.
Instructor: Sara Stopek

Yarn Sponsor: lion_brand_logo_color_MidSize

Visit us at www.lionbrandyarnstudio.com to learn about our Lion Brand Yarn Studio group and private classes.

Starting at 1 pm

Spin City Fleece to Shawl Demo

The Spin City fleece-to-shawl team is practicing for a competition to be held this fall at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY, Sunday.  Our team lives or works in and around New York City.  We share a love for fiber and textiles.  In our free time, we meet regularly and prepare fiber, spin yarn, knit, crochet or weave.  We will card the washed fleece by hand, spin it on our wheels, and weave it on the loom.  The loom has been threaded in advance with handspun warp.  The entire process, from washed fleece to woven 18” x 72” shawl, will be completed in three hours. We hope.

 

All Day

Activities throughout the day will also include music, hand spinning/dyeing, how to raise and care for animals, and how to care for raw denim, and more….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humdinger alpacas

Hand knit Alpacas products and apparel. Natural alpaca yarn and raw fiber Also blankets , socks , hats and gloves , scarfs , hand knits, scarfs, infant sweaterss , fingerless gloves and much more come visit our booth. www.humdingeralpacas.com

Looliemom Fiber Arts

I enjoy being a part of a collaborative creative process. When I sell my hand-dyed fibers and yarns, my creations then become part of someone else’s creativity and part of a bigger “picture”.  www.looliemomfiberarts.com

nuna knits

nuna’s own brand of yarns, garments, knitting needles, alpaca socks, shawl pins, NEW wetherbie wool washvintage restored blankets, cashmere.  nunaknits.com

Queen Bee Fibers

My name is Lexi Parisse and I’m a fiber artist and beekeeper. I want to not only create and sell beautiful fiber and bee related products but I want to educate people on bees and the fiber arts as well. www.queenbeefibers.com

Utopia Bath, Ltd

Utopia Bath, Ltd…begin the journey: lather, soak, soothe.

Artisanal Skincare: Custom formulated, small batch blended and packaged by hand. Lanolin and Goat’s Milk, bar soaps, felted soaps, liquid soaps, lotions and more. www.utopiabathltd.etsy.com

Winter’s Past Farm

Fiber fresh from the farm! Our NJ flock of Coopworth sheep is a productive bunch. Roving and locks, yarn, wool insoles and pelts and pet toys, all 100% wool, are just a few of the products we offer, along with needlefelting and kumihimo kits and supplies. www.winterspastfarm.com

woolcrofts fibre studio

Raw Fibre, hand spun yarn, hand dyed yarn, hand made project bags, needle felting kits, hand painted needlepoint and rug hooking canvases

2015 Vendors

A. Bernadette

A. Bernadette works with artisans in Uganda creating items from recycled materials. Bags made from plastic packing straps, bracelets made from plastic bags, and jewelry made from paper are apart of the collection. Visit Abernadette.com.

Amaki

Richly hued winter accessories for home and body made of soft Alpaca, wool, and silk. Some items include scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and blankets. amakistudio.com

CarmenMae Designs

CarmenMae Designs is a Brooklyn based small brand that focuses mainly on one-of-a-kind, multi-functional knit pieces. There is the “WORM”, which is a sleeve for your neck that can worn loose as a cowl or pulled up over your head like a hood and is unisex. There is the Neckband that converts from an ascot to a headband and much more.

Cobble Hill Candles

Cobble Hill Candles offers a delicate combination of small batch, all natural, environmentally friendly, hand poured candles while infusing intense aromas to conjure an escape from reality. www.cobblehillcandles.com

Felt Like Sisters

We are a creative cooperative of cottage craftswomen, all working from our homes in the Southern highlands, producing a variety of fiberarts and fiber related accessories for home and person.

JackPie Fiber

We use fine wool fiber blended with alpaca and silk and make bats for spinning yarn and produce our own hand spun yarn and woven scarves. www.jackpie.etsy.com

justineanne llc

Bohemian inspired wearable art pieces and tapestries. DYI felting kits for felted soaps, hand dyed & hemmed habotai silk nuno kits, and Felt Rescue kits. www.justineanne.com

nuna knits

FARM TO FASHION…MADE IN THE USA
“NUNA” is a native American name meaning “OF THE LAND”. All plants and animals depend on this land for food and nourishment. While farmers plant, harvest and steward the land. From the grasses and forbs that nourish animal fleeces they forever share…know that you will be supporting the growing desire to BUY LOCAL and BUY NATURAL.

PEGGIE EHLERS is the creative inspiration behind NUNA KNITS. As a maker of yarn of all things wool, her world is enveloped with knitting, researching trends, spinning, teaching, and creating breed specific blended yarns/garments for the Nuna brand, private industry designers and farmers.

What distinguishes Peggie from others in this profession of expertise is her ability and passion to bridge the farm to fashion trend. This bridge has been achieved through the history of the world’s plant and animal fibers, art and science of hand spinning and composing a wool education program for children. This knowledge along with a 2009 ASI wool classer certification enables Peggie to design products from specific wool breed types and plant varieties that incorporate all that we live with in fashion and life style.  www.nunaknits.com

Queen Bee Fibers

My name is Lexi Parisse and I’m a fiber artist and beekeeper. I want to not only create and sell beautiful fiber and bee related products but I want to educate people on bees and the fiber arts as well. www.queenbeefibers.com

Spin City

The Spin City Meetup group was founded in 2007 by Donna Panner, spinning teacher and fanatic, as a result of her interest in making yarn with hand spindles and spinning wheels. The group has almost 300 members of all skill levels and typically meets once a week for lively conversation about all things related to fiber arts, sharing of knowledge about yarn creation, and informal spinning instruction. Their meetings are held in public spaces, parks and restaurants around the city, and the group was featured in the New York Times on July 27, 2010 in a Nocturnalist article by Sarah Maslin Nir (see article, attached) after a meetup at the Highline Park. Recent events included the World Wide Spin in Public Day (WWSIP), held in Central Park. In a previous year, WWSIP took place on Pier I overlooking the Hudson River, with a majestic view of the City for all the participating spinners. The group has been represented at the Spring and Fall Sheep Shearing at Queens Farm, and often gets together for an evening of dinner and fiber shopping on the Upper West Side at The Yarn Company. For more information, go to www.meetup.com and search for Spin City. We’d love to see you at a meet up.

Utopia Bath, Ltd

Artisanal Skincare – Hand Crafted – formulated using Fiber ingredients: Silk, Lanolin, Goat’s Milk, Roving, Cashmere, etc in a luxurious assortment of All Natural Bar and Liquid Soaps, Lotions, Creams, Salves, Felted Soaps, etc…. utopiabathltd.etsy.com

Winter’s Past Farm

Fiber fresh from the farm! Our NJ flock of Coopworth sheep is a productive bunch. Roving and locks, yarn, wool insoles and pelts and pet toys, all 100% wool, are just a few of the products we offer. www.winterspastfarm.com

WoolCrofts fibre studio

Designer of hand made and hand dyed art yarns, hand knitting/crocheting yarn, roving, batts and wool jewelry – also some hand made sweaters, shawls and apparel all from natural local sources – website in the making will soon be up.

2014 Vendors

Calling all fiber enthusiasts to participate as exhibitors in the Annual Kings County Fiber Festival.

Spend the day with artisans including crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, jewelers, potters, quilters, spinners and weavers at the Kings County Fiber Festival, a celebration of the handmade, with a focus on the fiber arts. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent artists from the tri-state area, demonstrations and more!

October 6, 2018 is the Saturday to participate as a vendor and attend the next Kings County Fiber Festival at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, New York.

We welcome participation from all fiber crafting businesses and manufacturers that are involved in the fiber industry.   Expand your retail market at the Kings County Fiber Festival and reach more than 10,000 consumers of fiber on this beautiful autumn day, Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is your opportunity to gain NEW customers who will embrace the high quality of natural fibers and yarns.

In addition to completing the application form, please read and familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participation in the Kings County Fiber Festival.

We look forward to having you join us for a successful Fair.

Maxcine DeGouttes, Stitch Therapy and Kim Maier, Old Stone House & Washington Park
Festival Coordinators

Amaki

Amaki specializes in handmade accessories for the home and body. We’ve taken traditional and ethnic design from South America and given it a modern twist.

Artikal Handcrafted Millinery

Artikal Handcrafted Millinery is based in the East Village and has been making vintage inspired headwear for 11 years. We also teach millinery, crochet and sewing classes in our studio.  www.artikal.com

Contact Us/Mailing List

Decadent Fibers, LLC

We are Pat and Christine, custom hand dyeing our natural yarns and fiber in Upstate New York.  We take great pride as “the connoisseurs of the dye pot.”  Offering delicious yarns, knitting projects  finished felted Pumpkins, Sunflowers, Indian Corn and more!   http://www.decadentfibers.com

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Gurdy Run Woolen Mill

We are a family run Fiber Mill that offers custom processing as well as yarn, felt, roving & core spun from our animals, and spinning wheels & other tools for fiber artists.  www.gurdyrun.com

Ideuma Creek Alpacas

Ideuma Creek is one of the oldest and largest alpaca farms in New York. Our 140 acre farm is the home to nearly 100 alpacas, and we harvest close to 1000 pounds of fleece each year.  www.icalpacas.com

Location & Directions


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Address

336 Third Street
Between 4th & 5th Avenues
Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215

By Subway:

Take the F or the R to Fourth Avenue, or the R to Union Street.

By Bus:

Take the B63 Bus to Fifth Avenue and Third Street.

By Car:

Go to Google Directions »  On-street parking is available, though space is often limited.  Free on-site parking available for vendors.

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Okos Farm Fiber

Glad to be back. Last year was great – hand washed, dyed…spun yarn, dye batts, knitted items.  Alpaca, different wools, mohair from local farms, sheep and wool festivals, and friends with fleece – love and happiness goes in all my work.  Bamboo, angora, angelina may be added for texture.  My fiber is used to knit, felt, crochet, weave – or just wear as is.

Reflections at Roclans

Hand dyed and natural combed top, roving, and yarns.  Raw fleeces from our Cormo, Border Leicester, and Natural Colored fine wool sheep.  Artisan orifice hooks for spinning wheels.  http://www.roclans.com

Stitch Therapy

Stitch TherapyIf you dream in the iridescent hues of kettle-dyed fibers; if you crave the feel of tweedy wool slipping across your fingertips; if your heart beats faster when your hand-painted, hand-spun yarn arrives in the mail, then welcome to Stitch Therapy–your fiber home away from home.

Thank you

We have received your vendor application for the Kings County Fiber Festival and will notify you about acceptance by email.

New Vendors – Your application fee is now due.

To pay by check, mail your check to the Old Stone House, PO Box 150613, Brooklyn, NY 11215

To pay by credit card: 

Returning Vendors – Your application fee has been waived.

 

The Crochet Collective

The Collective – 3 women with over 50 years combined experience in the art of crochet.  Each of us specializes in a different aspect of the art to create a unique assortment of items.  We come together.  We are Yvonne of Brooklyn Crochet, Teena of InspirationalFashions and Jolynn of Boo Animals.  http://www.brooklyncrochet.com

Utopia Bath, Ltd

Artisanal Skincare created with fiber related ingredients: Skincare crafted with Lanolin, Silk and Goat’s Milk…Bar Soaps, Liquid Soaps, Felted Soaps, Lotions, Salves and Creams.  www.utopiabathltd.etsy.com

Vendor Application

Welcome to the Annual Kings County Fiber Festival. We invite you to apply for participation by completing this form. If this is your first time participating as a vendor, we require a nonrefundable fee to review your application. Fees may be paid by check or credit card.

Application fee – $20 (fee waived for returning vendors)
Booth Fee – $150 for 10’ x 10’/$250 for 10’ x 20’ (15% discount for returning vendors)
Electricity – None
Parking – Free onsite parking

*NOTE:  Please complete this form using Internet Explorer or Firefox as some applicants are encountering problems when using Chrome as their browser.

  • Booths

    All exhibitor space in the Kings County Fiber Festival area is outdoors. You will need to provide your own cover, tables & chairs. There is NO ELECTRICAL service at the Kings County Fiber Festival.
  • Vehicle

    On-street parking is free and located right at the site.
  • PRODUCT / EXHIBIT INFORMATION

  • Description of your business (Limit 30 words). Include your website at end of description.
  • Tell us in detail about your work/product, including materials used, sources, organic/non-organic, production processes and price range.
  • If applicable, how do fiber producers/artists/consumers use your product(s)?
  • ITEMS / SERVICES

    Kings County Fiber Festival reserves the right to determine whether any product or service may be offered at the Festival. Only products and services that are listed on this application and approved may be included in your booth. Vendors may be required to remove products from their booth that are not on this application or in keeping with the Festival's mission.
  • List the items/services you wish to sell and the price range for each. Indicate if organic and where the item is made.
  • TALKS / DEMONSTRATIONS

    We encourage exhibitors to give scheduled presentations on topics related to the exhibitor's expertise, service or business. Scheduled talks will be listed in the Fair's comprehensive schedule online.
  • Additional information you would like to tell us about your company
  • APPLICATION CHECKLIST

    Application Due Date – Friday, Sept 15, 2017
  • I have read, understand and agree to abide by the Kings County Fiber & Handmade Festival Guidelines. Available here: Vendor Guidelines
  • While participating in activities at the Old Stone House, each vendor is assumed to be voluntarily performing activities for which he/she assumes all risk, consequences, and potential liability. The undersigned hereby releases and hold harmless the Old Stone House and its agent or agents from any and all claims arising or resulting directly or indirectly from participation in activities at the Old Stone House. I authorize Old Stone House to take necessary action in case of emergency if I am unable to be reached. In addition, I authorize the Old Stone House to use photographs or recorded video in which I appear in promotional literature, ads, displays or any format representing the program.
  • Credit cards are processed via PayPal. Checks may be mailed to The Old Stone House, PO Box 150613, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Select your payment method below. Processing fee is waived for returning vendors.
  • If you are a returning vendor, we are delighted that you will be joining us again. We are interested to hear your thoughts about making this year’s festival even better!

Vendor Booth Payment

** If you have arrived at this page and not yet applied, please do so here. If you have not yet received notification of acceptance to the festival, please email us at info@theoldstonehouse.org. **

We’re delighted to welcome you to our community of artisans and vendors.   Payment for your booth is now due.
10′ x 10′ Booth $150 New Vendor
10′ x 20′ Booth $250 New Vendor
10′ x 10′ Booth $127.50 Returning Vendor
10′ x 20′ Booth $212.50 Returning Vendor
To pay by check, make check payable to the Old Stone House, PO Box 150613, Brooklyn, NY 11215.  Write “Fiber Fest” in memo field.
To pay by credit card, select New Vendor or Return Vendor from the drop down menu below and click on “Pay Now”.

Booth Fees



Vendor Guidelines

Vendor mapDear Prospective Fiber Festival Participant,

Thank you for your interest in the Kings County Fiber Festival at the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

In addition to completing the application form, please read and familiarize yourself with the following guidelines for participation in the Kings County Fiber Festival.

We look forward to having you join us for a successful festival.

Maxcine DeGouttes, Stitch Therapy, and Kim Maier, Old Stone House & Washington Park

Booth Fees:  A 10′ x 10′ area is $150; 10′ deep x 20′ wide is $250. You must supply your own booth tent and exhibit. Returning vendors receive a 15% discount.

Please Note: There is no electricity available in this area.

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GOAL AND OBJECTIVES OF THE KINGS COUNTY FIBER FESTIVAL

The Kings County Fiber Festival serves to encourage the revival of traditional fiber arts. The Festival embraces both fiber artists and the resource providers that make their work possible. Hosted on the grounds of the Old Stone House of Brooklyn – originally built in 1699 as the Vechte family farm – the Kings County Fiber Festival includes crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, as well as artists creating design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material. Our goal is to raise awareness of both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts.

The Kings County Fiber Festival’s mission is to emphasize the use of natural and/or organic materials and provide an outlet for businesses that cater to the fiber producers and fiber users to sell their products and equipment. In addition, it is a venue for educational activities related to fiber, including spinning, dyeing, weaving, fiber care, and sheep breeds.

Talk & Demonstration Opportunities: The Kings County Fiber Festival is a venue for education and provides an opportunity for you to discuss your area of interest, providing demonstrations as applicable. There will be a speakers tent set up next to the Old Stone House and we encourage your participation. The speakers’ tent is not a sales area and presentations should be informative and educational, but not specifically about your product. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact Maxcine DeGouttes at stitchtherapybrooklyn@gmail.com, or Kim Maier at info@theoldstonehouse.org or by phone at 718-768-3195.

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Kings County Fiber Festival seeks to promote those who:

  • knit, spin, weave and/or sew
  • use natural dyes from native & cultivated plants
  • work with natural fibers

 

GUIDELINES FOR ALL DEMONSTRATORS, EXHIBITORS AND VENDORS
Henceforth, the words “vendor” and “vendors” refer to “demonstrator(s)” and “exhibitor(s)” as well.

  1. A $20 non-refundable application fee must accompany each application. The application fee is waived for returning vendors.
  2. A late fee may be applied to late applications. Failure to meet application and/or contract fee deadlines will result in forfeiture of booth location and/or booth space.
  3. Applicants must read and abide by these guidelines.
  4. The Kings County Fiber Festival does not grant vendors exclusive rights to sell any particular item.
  5. The Kings County Fiber Festival will devote no more than 10% of the total number of vendor booths to any single product.
  6. Vendors must list on their application all items and services that they wish to sell. Vendors serving or selling any food item must include ingredients in their application. The Kings County Fiber Festival will not permit the sale of items not listed on applications. The Kings County Fiber Festival requires vendors to remove such items from booths immediately. Vendors may not take orders for display items that are not approved for sale.
  7. To the extent possible, equipment offered for sale in the Kings County Fiber Festival will be manufactured from natural materials.
  8. All exhibits in the Kings County Fiber Festival should be educational and promote views for a sustainable and responsible use of these products and equipment.
  9. Vendors may sell their own business T-shirts, but may not sell T-shirts of other businesses or organizations. The Kings County Fiber Festival restricts sales of other promotional products.
  10. Vendors may not share booth space. Each business or organization must apply for booth space separately.
  11. Applicants must answer all questions on their application forms. Coordinators may ask applicants for clarification on questions not answered clearly. Coordinators reserve the right to reject applicants who fail to provide requested clarification.
  12. The Kings County Fiber Festival does not accept applications from network or multi-level marketing businesses.
  13. Vendors assume all risk for their property. The Kings County Fiber Festival will not be responsible for any loss or damage from any cause.
  14. The Old Stone House & Washington Park and Stitch Therapy, as coordinators of the Kings County Fiber Festival, disclaim any authority of control over the operation of vendors. Vendors assume all rights and responsibilities for the conduct of their operations including, but not limited to: obtaining liability and general coverage insurance for vendor-related activities; and adhering to all local and state ordinances and regulations. Kings County Fiber Festival does not have separate vendor coverage under any insurance it may maintain.
  15.  Kings County Fiber Festival has the right to close any exhibit or booth, or require the removal of any item from an exhibit or booth, that fails to comply with the guidelines set forth.
  16. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Kings County Fiber Festival officials will be accepted as final.
  17. The Kings County Fiber Festival assumes no liability for damage to or loss of personal property.

Booth Operation

  1. Vendors must set up booths and be ready for business by 10 am on the day of the Festival.
  2.  Vendors must staff their booths for the duration of the Festival—from 10 am to 5 pm.
  3. The Kings County Fiber Festival assigns booth spaces to vendors. Vendors may not change booth location or designated boundaries of any booth space. Vendors must place all supports within the boundaries of their assigned booth spaces.
  4. Vendors must confine display and sales of their merchandise to the 10ʼ x 10ʼ or 10ʼ x 20ʼ space allotted. No sales or display units will be permitted outside these dimensions. The Kings County Fiber Festival prohibits hawking of wares.
  5. Vendors should make their booths as attractive as possible. Vendors may not use plastics (clear, colored and poly-tarps) in the construction of booths. The only exception to this is rip-stop nylon. Preferred materials include canvas, denim, and cotton.
  6. Vendor contracts are for space only. The Kings County Fiber Festival does not supply tables, chairs, etc.  Vendors should prepare for outside vendor locations.
  7. Be prepared for inclement weather. The Kings County Fiber Festival does not provide shelter.

Move-in/Move-out

  1. Vendors may move-in on the morning of the festival beginning at 7 am.
  2. The Kings County Fiber Festival will make arrangements for parking on a first come-first served basis for up to 60 cars.
  3. Vendors may not drill or dig holes, or make any kind of permanent alterations to the site.
  4. Vendors shall break down and clean cardboard boxes of tape, staples, etc., tie them in bundles, and take them to the Kings County recycling area, or take them home.
  5. Vendors must take their entire booths — including carpets, display racks, storage containers, and decorations — home with them. All booths must be taken down by 7 pm.

Utilities

  1. There is no electricity in any area or booth location at the Festival.
  2. Vendors needing water must contact the coordinators to determine whether the Kings County Fiber Festival can meet their needs.

Cancellation Policy

  1. The Kings County Fiber Festival makes no refunds for cancellations made after September 15.
  2. The Kings County Fiber Festival makes no refunds in the event of inclement weather.

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Washington Park is a New York City public park.  NYC regulations are in effect: no smoking, pets, barbecuing/grilling, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs.

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