Friday September 17th & Saturday September 18th, 2021
Times: 10am to 4pm both days
North Shore Recreational Centre
30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind gathering of vendors - lots of woolly wonders and beautiful treasures to be found, demonstrations, and more at our Fibre Village, located at the North Shore Recreation Centre. There's something for everyone. See 'ewe' there!!!
Please Note: The Sisterhood FIbres shop on Wooly Hill will be closed during WoolstockEAST.
View our Health & Safety Plan to learn how we are working to keep you safe during this event.
2021 Festival Vendors
The Festival Marketplace features a variety of vendors offering fleece and yarn, hand spinning and fibre crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, hand woven baskets, soap and much, much more.
**The 2021 Vendor List is still growing and is subject to change. Please check back for updates.**
A juried member of Craft NS and Felt Canada, Liza has been working with wool fiber most of her adult life. Exploring all the many options of fine wet felted wool, she creates one of a kind wearable art and home décor items. The hands-on process of making felt from scratch creates a tactile connection to the piece as she explores the color, texture, and form of the wool.
Caledon Jewels and Weavings
Living happily in Malagash, NS, I am a jeweller by trade and a weaver by passion. I am the joyous owner of four looms and I am lusting for a tapestry loom. I am a complete colour addict and a lover of fibre. I always thought I was too cool to die with a stash of yarn… but it seems I am not!!
Just south of Tatamagouche you will find Gotland, Wensleydale and purebred Valais Blacknose sheep. This is the new home of Dover Farm. We harvest our high quality wool from our sheep twice a year, to sell as raw fleeces, washed locks, rovings and yarn. At times we also have finished products. If you are a spinner, knitter, felter or enjoy any of the other fibre arts, make sure to stop by our booth. We are thrilled to share that WoolstockEAST will be the first time in Canada that purebred Valais Blacknose sheep will be on public display!
Fox Mountain Spindles
I am a woodworker specializing in handcrafted wooden fibre tools. I make spinning tools and knitting accessories as well as tools for felting and rug hooking. Many of my items are made from maple and birch wood selected from nearby forests and finished with a natural resin finish.
La Violette Yarn & Gift Co.
If you’re passing through the little town of Bouctouche, New Brunswick, it’s hard to miss the bright yellow storefront of La Violette Yarn & Gift Co. This LYS is just as bright and warm on the inside as it is on the outside: featuring local yarn from across Atlantic Canada and a wide range of indie dyers in addition to commercial yarn. Owner Manon Drolet prides herself on serving Acadians and knitters from across Canada by offering service in English et en Français!
The Last Resort Farm
In 1998 we started our farm and began in 2004 to add wool and fibre with the addition of Alpacas and Shetland Sheep. We wanted to provide natural healthy fleeces from our well cared for and loved animals. Through the years we have added several other breeds of sheep to our fibre producing flock. Most of them provide us with a variety of natural colours. We now have Icelandic, Gotland, Wensleydale, several Clun Forest, and our newest Babydoll Southdowns. We sell some of our wool and fibre raw, but also offer processed fibre from our animals as yarns, rovings, and felt. We enjoy our animals and strive to keep them healthy and happy as they are here for their entire lives.
Little Shop of Crafts (Margaret Jones)
I’ve tried many crafts, but always come back to my favourite - machine knitting. I’ve been machine knitting for 50 years, and have been to many workshops and lessons to learn some of the wonderful things that can be done with a knitting machine. My felted hats are made on a Brother HK260 bulky machine using wool from the Maritimes.
Daniel and I have been spinning wool for approximately 12 years and weaving for about 10 years. We both spin (Daniel has experimented with a lot of different fibres) and weave and Daniel also hooks rugs. I (Liz) also knits, crochets (Tunisian crochet), felts, needle felts, and I dye a lot of my own wool and roving. We really enjoy what we do.
Natural Ewe is a mother-daughter dye duo. Our yarns and textile products are all created using dyes from plants we forage locally or grow in our own garden, as well as some more exotic barks and extracts from Canadian importers. Our bases include untreated merino, mohair and silk, baby alpaca and linen, and our newest GOTS merino. In addition, we carry Kollage Square, a Canadian brand of ergonomic knitting needles, offering full and mini interchangeable sets. We recently migrated from Ontario to Nova Scotia, and are thrilled to participate in WoolstockEast, in what will be our East Coast debut, and look forward to sharing the bounties of nature with many new fibre friends!
Hi, my name is Renata. I grew up in Europe (Poland ). Came to Canada 26 years ago and until last November I was living in Toronto ON. Wicker was always present in my life staring from my early age, when I remember watching my father making himself little garden basket for mushroom picking. Those where very ordinary, household baskets always present around the house and garden. When I moved to Nova Scotia I needed a lot of things - laundry basket, market basket, patio furniture. Started sourcing and ended up ordering staff from Europe. They still cultivate the handcraft, use old techniques of weaving wicker but at the same time try to involve younger generation by allowing them to be more creative with their ideas. That's how my little adventure started.
My love for hand woven baskets started many years ago and I have been weaving them since 2013. My baskets are hand dyed using natural and acid dyes to create these one of a kind colours since I don’t keep a dye recipe. The baskets are woven with rattan and maple fibres. I enjoy making baskets that can be used in everyday life, whether it’s for foraging or housing a fibre project. I hope my baskets put a smile on your face like they do mine.
Overlooking Tatamagouche Bay, Sisterhood Fibres is home to a working studio, as well as a fibre arts supply shop for both in-person and online shopping. The Sisterhood Shop stocks a variety of spinning, weaving, and felting supplies including wheels, looms, and other handy items. On offer are many different fibres in natural and dyed colours. Unique knitting kits with an eclectic mix of hand spun and hand dyed yarn, felting kits, and rug hooking kits. Whether you are looking for a fibre festival, a workshop, a road trip, a spinning wheel, or a skein of hand spun and hand dyed yarn – you will find it at Sisterhood Fibres. That, and so much more.
Shades of Ewe
Offering beautifully dyed wool braids, as well as various types of art batts and rolags, and unique fibre blends, Shades of Ewe Fibreworks makes hand-dyed, wool-based fibre arts supplies for makers and fibre artists to use in their spinning, felting, and rug hooking. I love the variation found in wool across the different breeds of sheep, and am passionate about helping customers find the right fibre for their project
Stormy Morning Projects
Stormy Morning Projects works with fibre, wood, metal and paint. All local. Wood and copper shawl pins are a sample.
Needle Felting is also a painful favourite. Knitting bags to keep your fibres contained, so you can still knit on the go. Restoration of vintage sewing machines and furniture.
Tzigane Caddell is a fibre artist who lives in Rothesay, NB. In 2017, Tzigane began exploring natural dyeing and was immediately drawn to Indigo dyeing. Indigo has become a consuming passion and is now the central focus of Tzindigo - her small, fibre-dyeing enterprise. Natural indigo dyeing is a labour intensive, but magical process. Tzigane dyes cotton, linen and silks shawls, scarves and bandanas and thrifted linen clothing. She works with natural indigo extract in organic vats that use plants, fruit sugars or iron as reducing agents and creates patterns on the fibres by applying shibori resists - such as stitching, tying and clamping - before dipping them several times in the indigo vat.
Vibrant Acres Colour Farm
We grow natural dyes for fibre and craft on our farm in the Annapolis Valley. Our dyes are carefully selected and processed by hand. We hope you will not only love the vibrancy and range of our natural colours, but feel good about using them in your creative work. We love creating pure Nova Scotia colour – from our farm to your studio!
Jackie Wile of Wile’s Woolies raises and breeds a variety of wool breed sheep, Shetland, Cotswold, Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, Corridale and has bred crosses of these breeds for amazing fleece. Once the sheep are sheared the wool is washed & dyed using acid dyes for deep rich colors for use in numerous projects. The wool is available in it’s washed, natural state or carded into batts and roving for spinning and felting. The wool is 100% Nova Scotian.
Wild Side of Colour
A love of colour and texture abounds in the work of Wild Side of Colour’s owner, Cheryl Roberts. Having slipped down the rabbit hole of fibre back in 2012, she’s been captive ever since. Look for yarns, as well as hand dyed tops and luscious locks in a kaleidoscope of colours for all your fibre arts needs.
My love for painting and storytelling come together when I dye yarn. Woolly Milne Hand Dyed Yarn pays tribute to the beauty of the Maritimes and takes inspiration from the local landscape. Proudly hand dyed in Fredericton NB, each skein tells a story. While some take you to the beach on a summer afternoon, others bring you to your Grandmother's kitchen, where mustard pickles and jam jars shine on the windowsill.
Woolies of Upperbrook Farm
Hi! My name is Ruth Mathewson, I’m a local sheep farmer & woolen mill owner with a shop at the farmgate. I'm thrilled to introduce myself and carry on my family and farm legacy. My passion is wool, with all of its amazing properties and benefits. It is the ideal fibre for comforters, mattress pads, pillows and also pet beds - all of which we craft right here in North River. Woolies offers a variety of goods including woolen products (including bedding by order, roving, felt, core yarn, felting kits, handknit socks/mitts plus Briggs & Little yarn), crafted jams & jellies & pastured chickens Being a keeper of the land, I’m very environmentally conscious and try to leave it better than we found it. Woolies will be Joined by Harmeny Woolen Mill.
wool & wanderlust
wool & wanderlust….is how this all started! Travelling to magical destinations, and finding that perfect skein of yarn as a keepsake…..matches up all my passions! I import beautiful merino blends, with mulberry silk, cashmere, baby Suri alpaca, kid mohair, and the ever popular Magical Merny (merino/nylon), from the UK. Each skein is hand dyed (in my white kitchen….). Custom orders, curated collections, and those amazing OOAK…..here at wool & wanderlust, we focus on quality yarn and stunning colors, designed to create your perfect project or wait patiently in your stash!
Always unique, and often one of a kind.
Yarn Indulgences luxury hand-dyed yarn is a small operation with a huge love of all things yarn. Deborah has recently moved her business to New Brunswick, to explore some of Canada’s incredible coastline. Honoured to be in several shops throughout the country and available online – the small batches of unlikely colour combinations have delighted knitters and yarn aficionados around the world.
Come for the fibres, stay for the food :)
Deb's Cozy Kitchen
The Woolies - Playing a wide range of music, classic women in music ... but mostly folk blues and rock syle.
Back by popular demand from Woolstock 2019! The Aucoin Duo, Katey & Pierre. Fiddle/Violin, Piano, Singing, Dancing.
Sisterhood Fibres welcomes the following groups to the Woolstock Fibre Village & Market.
Sunrise Quilt Guild (Tatamagouche)
A limited number of FREE spaces are on offer for use by nonprofit organizations with a fibre or farm related mission or other mission that we determine is a good fit.
For questions regarding spaces for non-profits, please contact Faith Drinnan at email@example.com
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