Welcome to Farm Fiber Day at the Wayland Winter Farmers' Market, which takes place on Sunday, March 3
from 10 AM to 3 PM
in the lush greenhouses at Russell's Garden Center in Wayland.
Thirty-eight fiber vendors are attending, nine for the first time.
There will be a map of the fiber vendors locations,
you will be able to find them all.
There will be plenty of food to enjoy while you shop. Scroll down
to the bottom of the
email to see the complete list of vendors.
*** Please note, the regular Wayland Winter Farmers Market will take place as usual on Saturday, March 2 with 48 vendors. If you are a subscriber to this email, you will receive another email later this
week with all of the details about Saturday's Market.
Keri Boucher of Iris Creek Farm and Kim Mastrianni of Maple Frost Farm collaborate at fiber events, even though they live in different News England states, because of their mutual love of
the Leicester Longwool sheep breed.
Keri makes hand made pieces using homegrown and dyed locks combined with silk, as well as rug yarn, dyed locks, Nuno felted
shawls and dryer balls.
Kim will bring
yarn, raw fleece and socks.
Katie O'Donnell from
Littles Creek Farm has visited Farm Fiber Day and demonstrated spinning at
Windy Hill Farm's booth. Carol Tripp from Windy Hill taught her to spin. Now she will have her own display.
"We have a much-loved small fiber flock, including Gotland, Border Leicester and Merino sheep, a llama, an alpaca and an Angora rabbit."
Caroline Rose Fiber Arts makes her first visit to Wayland.
"I will have new kettle-dyed roving, and designed these springtime colorways to mix-and-match with each other and tonals," she says.
"What combination will you choose for your next spinning project?"
will bring large rabbits and baby bunnies,
sheep's wool, Angora, mohair and llama fiber.
Needle and stitch gauges are back in stock and are
all register areas at Russell's.
Lineflax & Roving totes and zippered bags are made one-by-one,
by hand, in a Berkshire mill town by Cardinale Montano. Built to last, they are lightweight and stylish, functional and hardworking.
Its structured style makes it a great knitting project bag; keeps it
upright, three pockets organize needles
and supplies, and
shoulder straps make it easy to carry.
Last month, Cardinale wrote an article about knitting with friends
Ken Abert from
Dorchester Farms is making the trip from
Provincetown to bring us his colorful yarn and spinning fiber.
Prado de Lana Sheep Farm is bringing three sheep to visit.
Uncle Ely, "our big Romney wether".
Lacie "our natural colored Lincoln Longwool ewe" and Addie,"our natural colored Romney ewe". All are part of our "
Follow My Fleece
" Virtual Shepherd Program." Thank you Barcenas Family!
Woollies of Shirkshire Farm make plant and plant
roving as well as natural white and brown/silver roving. Claudia and Linnie are happy to explain their process in creating fiber, which
is ideal for those who spin, felt and create unique fiber pieces.
This is the look you see when your friend handles
Good Karma Farm yarn for the first time..
Good Karma Farm Lemongrass with Calendula Petals soap.
Look for Jim cranking on his sock machine.
Alice Field gives advice on spinning fiber at the
"SAORI Worcester weaving is pure improvisation from the heart,
with no premeditated pattern in mind," says Mihoko Wakabayashi.
"Cloverworks Farm is a Vermont Sheep Farm and Homestead
providing wool, yarn, pelts and more from our Registered
Bluefaced Leicester and Border Leicester sheep," says
Kate Sullivan. The farm is almost at the Canadian border and currently they are in the middle of
a busy lambing season.
Bread Obsession artisan bread.
We have collaborated with
Rag Hill Farm for the last eight years.
They have been hand spinning beautiful yarn for years, but maybe
you are not familiar with their collection of chicken pot holders and
wall hangings, felting kits or art batts.
Diane Ivey had a very busy weekend at Stitches West, but is on her
way back to Boston and will join us for the first time with her vibrant
Lady Dye Yarns. We love her creative colorway names (l to r):
Poppins, Ocean, Pugsley and Oompa Loompa.
Stone Harvest Farm is a
110 acre farm on the eastern edge of the Quabbin Reservoir
in Petersham, Massachusetts.
They sell cashmere (goat fiber) and yak fiber.
Watch Jonathan Bosworth demonstrate cotton spinning on his charkha
, while Sheila Bosworth
demonstrates how to create yarn on a drop spindle. Bosworth Spindles will be available for purchase.
Have you wanted to learn how to use a drop spindle?
Penny Lacroix is teaching
Drop Spindle Spinning from 1 to 3 PM
the third floor. Registration in advance is encouraged, but you can sign
up on Sunday if there is still room. Details can be found
"Everyone will go home with some spun yarn!"
North Brook Farm will have a new stash of alpaca roving in all natural colors, for our spinner and felter friends! We will have some new
yarns to show off for our knitting, crocheting and weaving customers.
As always, we'll have socks, hats, mittens, shawls and boot liners
for those who don't want to make their own!
Favour Valley Woodworking is located in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Martha Sunderland makes all her buttons, scarf art buckles and earrings from locally sourced wood and antlers.
"I started dyeing rope a couple of years ago and could not get enough of the bright earthy colors," says Nicole Totino-Clark of
ColeMama Creations. "I love using the rope ends to make very unique and
one-of-a-kind home decor items that are both beautiful and functional. Most of my dyes are my own custom blends."
Childhood friends, Lilly and Mona from Fraulein's Bakery make organic German pastries. "W
e use all organic, non GMO, fair trade ingredients, sourced locally if possible, to bring out the authentic
and traditional flavors of Germany and Europe. All our baked goods
are handcrafted in small batches, bursting with distinct flavors."
Artisan Yarns from Hampden Hills Alpacas
Englishman Bay Trading Company
"My extended family owns a farm in Maine. I make sheep
Make Your Own Sheep kits, dryer balls and wool rocks,"
"As a shepherd and a fiber artist, raising sheep and working
with fiber are the focus of each day," says Barbara Parry of
Foxfire Fiber & Designs. Whether tending lambs at birth,
shearing the flock's carefully maintained fleeces or rendering dye baths that make each hand-dyed batch of yarn truly unique, my work is both creatively challenging and enormously satisfying."
The Girl From the Grocery Store
Dirty Water DyeWorks
sent us this new design that she will have available, along with "plenty of yarn bundles, hand
dyed yarn and pompoms, plus more samples."
Fitzwilliam Fiber Farms
is a Women's agricultural collaborative
based in New Hampshire. "We raise two very old and rare breeds of sheep, Teeswater and Wensleydale. Our mission is preserving and promoting these breeds. Most of our product is natural colored, naturally processed roving from our own flocks with the addition of a
few blends of cashmere, yak and camel," said Gretchen Wittenborg.
Peggy Hart of
Bedfellow Blankets is a textile designer, production weaver, and teacher with experience in designing, producing, and marketing hundreds of blankets annually including custom blankets
for sheep and alpaca farmers using their own yarn. Peggy will bring
"It's just warm enough for a little game of fetch and a dog cuddle outside today!
You can grab the pattern for Cindy's one horse open sleigh hat on our website and the yarn as well! I can confirm the
yarn is so soft and warm." - Subito Farm
The sliver is two of our cotton gradients put together, "Aster Fields" and "Lava Flow," both of which we will have in 5oz and 2.5oz packages," says Sarah Buchanan of Buchanan Fiber Company.
"I hand dye all of the fiber at home, often using plants grown in my garden," said Patricia Fortinsky of Tidal Yarns in Connecticut.
"These yarns are full of subtleties and variations that become beautifully apparent as you knit."
Mandy Williamson will be serving her
FishWives Specialty Foods
Wicked Good Chowdah. Additional prepared food vendors include
The Herb Lyceum and
The Dining Car
(they will be located outdoors
at the lower level entrance to Russell's).
Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool
It was mother daughter day when Cat joined Kelly to bring
one-of-a kind, farm yarns in January.
Photo by Elise Bauer for Simply Recipes.
C & C Lobsters & Fish
offers a variety of fresh seafood and lobsters.
They suggest that you pre-order in order to ensure availability.
Windy Hill Farm is located in Lakeville, Massachusetts where Carol
and Richard Tripp create hands-on, hand-dyed roving and yarn,
hand woven clothing, table linens, blankets and rugs.
Great Harvest Bread
Scones, pancake, oatmeal and brownie mixes and
Honey Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Chip Swirl,
Brushchetta Twist, Seven Grain, Dakota 4 Seed and Pepperoni bread made in Newtonville.
A Hundred Ravens Mini Sets.
Greenwood Hill Farm, run by Tom and Andrea Colyer, produces beautiful undyed yarns in
weight. Tom and Andrea have been involved with raising fine wool Merino sheep for the
last thirty years.
Andrea has been designing and retailing her
100% Merino yarn for the last 25 years.
hurro washable pelts are on sale from Laszlo
Family Farm. They also make Sitzens Pet Treats.
Powerhouse Juice....in a field of
Woollies of Shirkshire Farm fiber.
Moonshine Design at Keldaby Farm
makes farm-raised mohair
yarn and socks, studio-dyed, handwoven throws and knit apparel.
Raja Farm thrummed mittens (above) and hats (below).
Ready for a tea break? Let Tatiana from Soluna Garden Farm make you a hot cup to order. She also has spices, salts, peppers and rubs.
Lisa Dachinger Wools, "Hand dyed yarns and wool from my flock and select American farms and ranches. Knitting and felting accessories,
goat milk soap, handcrafted cards and knitting patterns."
"We will premiere our hand-dyed, indigo, gradient yarn kits, " says Cathy Wilkerson of
The Indigo Squirrel. "Cotton, wool and novelty yarns in all sorts of weights. These kits are perfect for mini
projects: scarves, hats, mittens and cowls."
Although Audrey Lin will not be able to join us, we are still collecting single use plastic grocery bags for her
Rattan Menzies and his wife Renita Mendonca own
Dates & Olives
restaurants in Natick and Brighton.
Seasoned and Spiced
prepared foods business, makes grain salads, Indian
vegetarian side dishes, dips,
and mango lassi.
Wondering what to have for dinner after a day of fiber shopping?
Pick up a pot pie, soup or pulled pork from
Lilac Hedge Farm.
Coastal Vineyards from South Dartmouth will offer tastings and
sales of wine by the bottle.
Valicenti Pasta Farm makes pasta (including gluten free, vegan
and dairy free) ravioli, and lasgna using vegetables grown at the
farm and sauces.
for delivery at the Market.
Bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint or drop spindle and
join your friends in the 3rd Floor Fiber Lounge from 10 to 12:30.
If you are unable to find seating to enjoy your food and
beverages, please feel free to use this space, too.
Russell's Garden Center
, welcomes dogs to come to
the store. However, during the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM, the Wayland Board of Health asks that we keep all pets from visiting during Market hours. Service dogs are welcome. Thank you for your understanding.